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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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...
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...

Natutama Interpretive Center

The Natutama Interpretive Center in Puerto Nariño teaches visitors about life underwater. “Natutama” means “Underwater...
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...

Moruapu Maloca and Craft Association

The Moruapu Maloca and Craft Association is based in a building in the style of traditional longhouses, located 0.3...

Historic Centre of Lorica

Lorica is a town known for its architecture, with a historic center built in a blend of Republican-era and Arabic...

Liberty Stadium

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

Sun and fruit route

The Sun and Fruit Route is a tourist route that begins with the three-mile-long Fernando Gómez Martínez tunnel that...
Museum of Religious Art, Popayán

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Museum of Religious Art

An eighteenth-century residence houses the Archdiocesan Museum of Religious Art of Popayán. The museum features a...
Proclamation Square, Cartagena de Indias

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Proclamation Square

On this site in the walled city of Cartagena on November 11, 1811, the people gathered to support the Declaration of...

San Andrés Church

The San Andrés Church was originally a chapel built in 1591, following the 1580 Galeras volcano eruption. An image of...

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...

Quizgó Reservation

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

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The Clock Tower

Often referred to as “the nose of Popayán,” the Clock Tower stands on the southwest corner of Caldas Park. The one-...

Township of Bonda

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

Visit Centennial Park

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

The vueltiao hat

San Andres de Sotavento is the flagship city of Cordoba handicrafts because it is the birthplace of vueltiao hat, which...