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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Archbishop's Palace

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

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...

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...

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Assumption stands out from the other churches...
Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes

Photo by: Luis Ponce / Oficina de Turismo Gobernación de Nariño 

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...
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...
Church of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá

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Church of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá

The church of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, built between 1863 and 1868, is located three blocks away from the main square...

Church of Santa Barbara

Local poet Julio Vives Guerra called the church of Santa Barbara the “grandmother of churches of the province of...
Experience Holy Week - A destination steeped in religious tradition

Photo by: Luis Alfredo Domínguez Hazbún

Experience Holy Week

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

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,...
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...
Holy Week - Expressions of faith in Antioquia

Photo by: Filberto Pinzón / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Holy Week

The deep Catholic tradition of Antioquia is reflected in its Holy Week celebrations. Thousands of people visit Santa Fe...

La Ermita Church

Known for its Gothic style, La Ermita Church is the quintessential postcard image of Cali. This temple was built...

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...

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

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

Photo by: Arquidiócesis de Popayán

Museum of Religious Art

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

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Pasto Cathedral

Nariñense art is present in the Pasto Cathedral with oil paintings by Isaac Santacruz and Miguel Astorquiza. The church...
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...

Religious tourism

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

San Andrés Church

The San Andrés Church was originally a chapel built in 1591, following the 1580 Galeras volcano eruption. An image of...

San Antonio Church and Neighbourhood

A quiet bohemian atmosphere permeates the neighborhood of San Antonio, where you can walk beside old houses hosting...