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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Visit Centennial Park

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

Currulao Festival

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

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Juan Lorenzo Lucero Museum

The Juan Lorenzo Lucero Museum contains curiosities like the bed and the desk used by San Ezekiel Moreno, as well as...
La Libertad Indigenous Community, Amazonas

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La Libertad Indigenous Community

Inhabited by indigenous Yagua, La Libertad Community is on the banks of the Amazon River. Here, tourists come into...
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...
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...

Main Square

A water fountain in the center, palms, ceibas and other trees adorn the main park in Santa Fe de Antioquia. It is...
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...

Park of Coins

The Park of Coins, which honors eight vallenato composers born here, is located in Patillal, half an hour north of...
Pasto Varnish - The art of mopa mopa

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Pasto Varnish

Pasto varnish, or mopa mopa, is a traditional technique of decorating objects with wood resin obtained from the leaves...
Tayrona Gold Museum

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Tayrona Gold Museum

The building which houses the Tayrona Gold Museum on the north side of Bolivar Park was the first to be built in the...
Tulcan Nose

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Tulcan Nose

Tulcán Nose is an important pre-Columbian Pubenenses Indian monument in Popayán. This truncated pyramid was built...
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...
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...

Marimba music

The characteristic sound of the marimba’s chonta (palm wood) tablets and reed resonators spreads throughout Colombia...

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History at the University of Cauca was founded in September 1936 by biologist Frederick Charles...
Lovers’ Park , Santa Marta

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Lovers’ Park

Lovers’ Park (also called Santander Park) was built in the early 20th century and is characterized by a statue of...
Temple of St John the Baptist, Pasto

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Temple of St John the Baptist

An essential stop in Pasto is the Temple of St John the Baptist, located in the city center. It was the first cathedral...
Statue of 'Pibe' Valderrama

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Statue of 'Pibe' Valderrama

Those who come to Santa Marta can keep track of Carlos Valderrama, one of the best players in the history of Colombia,...
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...

Bartolomé Calvo Library

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