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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Imperial Theater

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

Francisco José de Caldas House

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

San Pedro Claver Square

San Pedro Claver Square is framed by the church of the same name and a row of restaurants and small jewelry and local...

Madame Augustine’s House

Madame Augustine’s House is part of the cathedral square. Dating from 1745 it is located on Calle Grande, in the...
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...
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...

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...
The Cali Fair, Cali

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The Cali Fair

The Cali Fair, held every year from the 25th to the 30th of December, is one of the most important traditional...
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...

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History at the University of Cauca was founded in September 1936 by biologist Frederick Charles...

Bartolomé Calvo Library

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

Park of Coins

The Park of Coins, which honors eight vallenato composers born here, is located in Patillal, half an hour north of...
Negret Museum , Popayán

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Negret House Museum and Modern Art Iberoamerican Museum

Several metal sculptures made by Edgar Negret, an artist from Popayán, are on display at the Negret House Museum and...
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...

Township of Bonda

The Township of Bonda is a special place: a small indigenous village located in near the Manzanares River, whose waters...
Learn about the art of goldsmithing - Magic in momposinas hands

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Learn about the art of goldsmithing

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

Alfonso Zambrano Museum

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

Visit Centennial Park

Centennial Park commemorates the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of Cartagena’s independence in 1811, and is...
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...
Western Suspension Bridge , Santa fe de Antioquia

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Western Suspension Bridge

The almost 1,000-foot-long Western Bridge is a hanging bridge suspended over the River Cauca. If you look between the...

Currulao Festival

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