Religious - A people with faith

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Religious tourism

A people with faith

Why do religious tourism in Colombia

Visitors can enjoy the many religious events in Colombia ranging from processions and ancient rituals to the beauty of its churches, chapels and temples.



Spanish heritage

Spanish heritage made ​​Colombia a country with Catholic roots, reflected in the Easter celebrations that take place in towns like Mompox (Bolívar).

The processions

The processions that take place in Holy Week in Popayán (Cauca), which were recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

The devotion

The devotion to images such as the Lord of Miracles in Buga (Valle del Cauca); Fallen Lord of Monserrate, Bogota; and Our Lady of Las Lajas, in Ipiales (Nariño).

Activities and experiences

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Experience Holy Week - A destination steeped in religious tradition

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Experience Holy Week

The Easter celebrations that have been held in Mompox since 1564 have yet to lose their luster. Processions loaded with...

Temple of San Felipe Neri

One of the most striking churches in Pasto is the Church of San Felipe Neri, whose interior is decorated by a series of...
Pasto Cathedral - An Icon of the City

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Pasto Cathedral

Nariñense art is present in the Pasto Cathedral with oil paintings by Isaac Santacruz and Miguel Astorquiza. The church...
Church of La Ermita, Popayán

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Church of La Ermita

The Church of La Ermita is the oldest in Popayán. Construction began in the early 17th century and the church is known...

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

The Metropolitan Basilica of Santa Fe de Antioquia, built between 1797 and 1837, is known for its 154-foot-tall tower...
Religious art, Mompox

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Religious art

"If I owe Caracas my life, I owe Mompox my glory," reads the inscription on the monument in the town hall across from...

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in the town of Sandoná is home to an exceptional carving of Christ crucified: a...

Archbishop's Palace

The archbishop's palace was the seat of the bishops who supported the missionary work of the Holy Mother Laura Montoya...

Bethlehem Chapel

A good place to take in a panorama of Popayán is the chapel of Bethlehem, located on a hill of the same name. It was...
Temple of Christ the King - One site, two churches

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Temple of Christ the King

The Temple of Christ the King in Pasto was built by the Jesuits after they decided to tear down the church of Santo...
The Baptist Church - Faith in La Loma

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The Baptist Church

The Emmanuel Baptist Church, with its striking red roof, is in the La Loma, on San Andrés. Every Sunday elegantly...

Religious tourism

You don’t have to visit during Easter to witness the fervor of devotion and the Catholic traditions of Santa Cruz de...
Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is known for its colonial architecture, has a single rectangular nave. Its...

Shrine of Our Lady of the Beach

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Beach is an architectural icon of the town of San Pablo, located 76 miles north of Pasto...
Holy Week - A centuries-old tradition

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Holy Week

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

San Pedro Cathedral

The neoclassical San Pedro Cathedral has endured the damage from several earthquakes; it underwent some restoration and...
Museum of Religious Art, Popayán

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Museum of Religious Art

An eighteenth-century residence houses the Archdiocesan Museum of Religious Art of Popayán. The museum features a...

La Merced Chapel

La Merced Chapel is one of the most important places to visit in Cali, as the city’s inaugural Mass was delivered here...

Church of Santa Barbara

Local poet Julio Vives Guerra called the church of Santa Barbara the “grandmother of churches of the province of...
Temple of St John the Baptist, Pasto

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Temple of St John the Baptist

An essential stop in Pasto is the Temple of St John the Baptist, located in the city center. It was the first cathedral...

St. Augustine Church

The church of San Agustín was built on the ruins of the original temple, which was destroyed by the earthquake of 1736...