Local traditions

Share and enjoy the charm of Colombia

Why do customs and traditions tourism in Colombia?

Different climates and landscapes produce an enormous cultural variety in Colombia, where ethnic groups, dances, languages and firmly rooted popular events reaffirm the country's identity. To this offer of museums and community tourism are added visits to farms, parks and colonial houses. Thus the true atmosphere perceived many places. 

The charm of variety

Colombia is a multiethnic and diverse nation. We have 84 indigenous peoples, 60 indigenous languages and African descent. In addition we are renowned for our traditional kitchens.

Treasures of humanity

Colombia has received 16 declarations of World Heritage Site from UNESCO. They correspond to eight places and eight cultural manifestations of Intangible Heritage.

The Colombian feel

It is possible to perceive the essence of the Colombian idiosyncrasy in many ways. Our way of looking at life is reflected in the local music; museums about carnivals and religious traditions, among other things.

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Alfonso Lopez Square, Valledupar
Photo by: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia.

Alfonso Lopez Square

Alfonso Lopez Square is the center of every celebration held in Valledupar. It’s surrounded by well-preserved colonial...

At the Coachmen’s Plaza

The Coachmen’s Plaza, the former marketplace for the slave-trade, is the first place visitors encounter when crossing...
Banco de la República Gold Museum   - Indigenous heritage
Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Banco de la República Gold Museum

The Banco de la República Gold Museum exhibits 432 jewelry, pottery, and woven plant fiber artifacts made by indigenous...
Cartagena Classical Music Festival  - Join the music


Cartagena Classical Music Festival

The hill of La Popa, the castle of San Felipe, the Adolfo Mejia Theatre, and the Gethsemane auditorium are some of the...
Colón and Bolivar peaks, Santa Marta
Photo by: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia.

Colón and Bolivar peaks

The Colón and Bolivar peaks the highest points of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (at 5,775 and 5560 meters above sea...

Currulao Festival

Inaugurated in 1987, the Currulao festival in Tumaco is a celebration that seeks to rescue the cultural heritage of the...

Customs House Square

Customs House Square, the largest square in Cartagena, was originally a parade ground around which the colonial...
Dance night to the sound of drums - Dance Night Party to the beat of drums

Photo by: Hugo Vega Rodríguez / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Dance night to the sound of drums

A traditional party will cheer up anyone with the lively rhythms of the region. On the beaches of Santa Marta visitors...
El Laguito - Cartagena de Indias
Photo by: Camilo Afanador Quintero / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

El Laguito

El Laguito is a popular tourist area of Cartagena thanks to its modern infrastructure. The tall buildings around the...
El Morro

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

El Morro

El Morro is a rocky that was hill used to protect Santa Marta from attacks by pirates looking for Spanish treasure...

Enrique Buenaventura local theater

The Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura is the cultural centre of Cali built using early 19th century architecture...

Feast of Our Lady of La Candelaria

The feast of Our Lady of La Candelaria, deeply rooted in the cultural tradition of Cartagena, unfolds amidst cumbias,...