Local traditions

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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

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

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Amazon Handicrafts

In Leticia and surrounding indigenous communities, a wide variety of Amazonian handicrafts are sold. The Ticuna and...

Amazonian Ethnographic Museum of Man

A good place to learn about the culture of the inhabitants of the jungle is the Amazonian Ethnographic Museum of Man,...
At the Coachmen’s Plaza , Cartagena de Indias

At the Coachmen’s Plaza

The Coachmen’s Plaza, the former marketplace for the slave-trade, is the first place visitors encounter when crossing...

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...

Bocagrande Neighbourhood

Seen from above, Bocagrande looks like an inverted letter L starting at the naval base and then going along San Martin...

Photo by: PROCOLOMBIA

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

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, Pasto

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, Santa Marta

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...