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

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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
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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.

Activities and experiences

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Alfonso Lopez Square, Valledupar

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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...

Alfonso Zambrano Museum

Visitors to the Alfonso Zambrano Museum can admire many of this woodcarver’s artistic creations, among which are 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...

Bartolomé Calvo Library

The Bartolomé Calvo Cartagena Library, named in honor of President Bartolomé Calvo Díaz, is located in the center of...
Bolivar Park
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Bolivar Park

Cool off in Bolivar Park, thanks to the trees and fountains that mitigate the heat. This urban oasis houses an...
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...
Casona Taminango Museum - History through handicrafts
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Casona Taminango Museum

The Casona Taminango Museum in Pasto was built using typical seventeenth century materials and maintains its colonial...
Coral Palace

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Coral Palace

Coral Palace is the seat of regional government. Its design and wood construction were based on respect for the...

Currulao Festival

Inaugurated in 1987, the Currulao festival in Tumaco is a celebration that seeks to rescue the cultural heritage of the...

Don Joaquin de Mie’s House

Don Joaquin de Mier’s House, designed in an evident colonial style, was built in the late 17th century by Manuel...
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...

Enrique Buenaventura local theater

The Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura is the cultural centre of Cali built using early 19th century architecture...

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,...

Francisco José de Caldas House

Follow in the footsteps of the José Celestino Mutis’ Botanical Expedition when you visit the Francisco José de Caldas...
Guambiano Communities
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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...
Guillermo León Valencia National Museum
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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...
Historic centre of Popayan, Popayán
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Historic center of Popayán

The historic center of Popayán, located between the Ejido and Molino rivers and the city’s guardian hills, is one of...

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...
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...

Humilladero Bridge

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

Imperial Theater

Ballet and theater groups, bands and symphony orchestras, all perform at the University of Nariño’s Imperial Theater,...