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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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...
Payanés Corner - A miniature village

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Payanés Corner

Payanés Corner is a miniature replica of Popayán. Also called Pueblito Patojo, it features tiny replicas of the most...

Little Devils’ Festival

The Little Devils’ Festival is the oldest celebration of Antioquia. It has been held every December since 1653 with...

Enrique Buenaventura local theater

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

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

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

Currulao Festival

Inaugurated in 1987, the Currulao festival in Tumaco is a celebration that seeks to rescue the cultural heritage of the...
National Gastronomic Congress of Popayán - A culinary delight

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National Gastronomic Congress of Popayán

Popayán is an exquisite culinary destination in Colombia. Every September, the city presents new flavors that are the...
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...
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...

Punta Betín

Punta Betín, a rock mass located at the north end of Santa Marta offers a wide panorama of the city and four bays. In...

San Antonio Church and Neighbourhood

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

Temple of Our Lady of Mercy

The history of the Temple of Our Lady of Mercy dates back to the early 17th century, when the Order of the Blessed...

Francisco José de Caldas House

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

Vallenato Legend Park

The Vallenato Legend Park, with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, is the site of the annual Vallenato Legend Festival...
Trojas de Cataca, Santa Marta

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Trojas de Cataca

A strange landscape, Trojas de Cataca overwhelms the senses in the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta. Comprised of stilt...

Marimba music

The characteristic sound of the marimba’s chonta (palm wood) tablets and reed resonators spreads throughout Colombia...
Visit the cemetery - A peaceful place

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Visit the cemetery

Renowned for its white tombs decorated with statues of angels surrounded by artificial flowers, it is worth spending a...

Imperial Theater

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

Visit The Vaults

The Vaults are in the northern part of the walled city between the Santa Clara and Santa Catalina forts. With 47 arches...

Quizgó Reservation

In the Quizgó Reservation in Silvia, tourists come into contact with the Guambia and Paez indigenous communities. Local...