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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Bartolomé Calvo Library

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

Little Devils’ Festival

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

Pedazo de acordeón Monument

Music is important to the people of Cesar and this has produced signs of affection like the Pedazo de acordeón (“A...
Temple of Christ the King - One site, two churches

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Temple of Christ the King

The Temple of Christ the King in Pasto was built by the Jesuits after they decided to tear down the church of Santo...
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...
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...
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...
Academia del “Turco” Gil

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“Turco” Gil Academy

One of Valledupar’s most authentic sites is the Andres “the Turk” Gil Vallenato Music Academy created in 1985, where...

Visit the Naval Museum

The Caribbean Naval Museum lies within the walls of Cartagena de Indias, between the bastion of San Francisco Javier...
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...

Liberty Stadium

Home of the Deportivo Pasto football team and located off Avenida Panamericana in the capital of Nariño, Liberty...

Township of Bonda

The Township of Bonda is a special place: a small indigenous village located in near the Manzanares River, whose waters...

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...
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...

Park of Coins

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

Quizgó Reservation

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