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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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...
Bocagrande Neighbourhood , Cartagena de Indias

Bocagrande Neighbourhood

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


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...
Guillermo León Valencia National Museum

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Guillermo León Valencia National Museum

Guillermo León Valencia National Museum was the house of the former President of Colombia, who served from 1962 to 1966...

  Catedral de Popayán, Popayán.

Holy Week

Holy Week in Popayán has been the country's largest religious celebration since 1566. The processions were declared as...
A Goldsmith's art, Mompox

Learn about the art of goldsmithing

The history of filigree goldsmithing in Mompox goes back to an indigenous tradition perfected during Colombia’s...
Liberty Stadium, Pasto

Liberty Stadium

Home of the Deportivo Pasto football team and located off Avenida Panamericana in the capital of Nariño, Liberty...
Lovers’ Park , Santa Marta

Lovers’ Park

Lovers’ Park (also called Santander Park) was built in the early 20th century and is characterized by a statue of...

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Pasto Varnish

Pasto varnish, or mopa mopa, is a traditional technique of decorating objects with wood resin obtained from the leaves...
Payanés Corner , Popayán

Payanés Corner

Payanés Corner is a miniature replica of Popayán. Also called Pueblito Patojo, it features tiny replicas of the most...
Chunk of accordion Monument, Valledupar

Pedazo de acordeón Monument

Music is important to the people of Cesar and this has produced signs of affection like the Pedazo de acordeón (“A...

Put on old shoes

One of the most beloved Colombian sculptures lies behind the San Felipe Castle: a bronze sculpture of a pair of old...