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
Local traditions - Share and enjoy the charm of Colombia

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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
Local traditions - Share and enjoy the charm of Colombia

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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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Guambiano Communities - indigenous of colombia

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Guambiano Communities

Learn about the lives of indigenous people in Cauca by visiting the Guambiano communities in Cajibío and Silvia. These...
The guinea pig

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The guinea pig

There is a deeply rooted tradition in Pasto that special occasions, from graduations to weddings, are celebrated with...

Juan del Corral Museum

The Juan del Corral Museum houses a 496-object collection that includes documents, works of colonial art, and...

Humilladero Bridge

The 12-arch Humilladero Bridge was built in 1873 by Fray Serafin Barbetti. Its name is derived from the effort the...
Caldas Park, Popayán

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Caldas Park

Opposite the cathedral in Popayán, visitors can take a stroll through Caldas Park, which is always cool thanks to the...
Banco de la República Gold Museum - Indigenous heritage

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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...

Historic Centre of Lorica

Lorica is a town known for its architecture, with a historic center built in a blend of Republican-era and Arabic...

Vallenato Legend Park

The Vallenato Legend Park, with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, is the site of the annual Vallenato Legend Festival...
El Morro

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El Morro

El Morro is a rocky that was hill used to protect Santa Marta from attacks by pirates looking for Spanish treasure...
Lover´s Bridge, Providencia

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Lover´s Bridge

Providence and the small island of Santa Catalina are connected by Lover´s Bridge, a floating wooden structure whose...

San Andrés Church

The San Andrés Church was originally a chapel built in 1591, following the 1580 Galeras volcano eruption. An image of...
Monument to the Tayrona culture, Santa Marta

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Monument to the Tayrona culture

The sculpture of an Indian couple who look towards the Sierra Nevada, with the sea behind them is a tribute to the...
San Patio Festival, Chocó

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The San Pacho Festival

For 20 days starting every September 20th, the capital of Chocó is full of joy thanks to the celebrations in honor of...

The Chinca Park

The park's name comes from the nearby church of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá. It also borders the Hotel Mariscal Robledo...
Mosquera House Museum - The rich history of Cauca

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Mosquera House Museum

Visit the Mosquera House Museum, which belonged to the Mosquera Arboleda family, one of the most influential in Popayán...
Pueblito, in Tayrona, Santa Marta

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Pueblito in Tayrona

Pueblito is one of the most representative sites of the Tayrona culture. This part of Tayrona National Park has stepped...

Liberty Stadium

Home of the Deportivo Pasto football team and located off Avenida Panamericana in the capital of Nariño, Liberty...

Visit Centennial Park

Centennial Park commemorates the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of Cartagena’s independence in 1811, and is...

The vueltiao hat

San Andres de Sotavento is the flagship city of Cordoba handicrafts because it is the birthplace of vueltiao hat, which...

Township of Bonda

The Township of Bonda is a special place: a small indigenous village located in near the Manzanares River, whose waters...

Francisco José de Caldas House

Follow in the footsteps of the José Celestino Mutis’ Botanical Expedition when you visit the Francisco José de Caldas...