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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Photo by: ProColombia

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...

At the Coachmen’s Plaza

The Coachmen’s Plaza, the former marketplace for the slave-trade, is the first place visitors encounter when crossing...
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...
Cartagena Classical Music Festival  - Join the music

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Cartagena Classical Music Festival

The hill of La Popa, the castle of San Felipe, the Adolfo Mejia Theatre, and the Gethsemane auditorium are some of 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...

Customs House Square

Customs House Square, the largest square in Cartagena, was originally a parade ground around which the colonial...