The Sinú River is key to understanding the spirit of Lorica. The waterway has given the town life and imbued the town with a joyous, open nature that receives visitors from all over the world. In the mid-nineteenth century, immigrants from France, Belgium, England and America came to this Heritage Village via the Sinú, attracted by the rich natural resources of the region; they were then followed by the Syrians and Lebanese, who contributed to its further development.
What to do in Lorica
Founded on May 3, 1740, Santa Cruz de Lorica boasts a rich culture that is reflected in its architecture. Visitors can tour its historic center and buy handicrafts made of caña fleche, a grass fiber. Elsewhere in the department of Cordoba, visitors can attend corralejas (bullfighting events) and a festival centered on the donkey.
The influence of Lebanese and Syrian culture is evident in the architecture and cuisine of Santa Cruz de Lorica. In this Heritage Village of Colombia, travelers enjoy walking through the streets and exploring the sites, such as the marketplace and Independence Park, and admiring buildings—especially the beautiful town cathedral!
Enjoy walking through the streets of Santa Cruz de Lorica and admire the dazzling architecture. In municipalities nearby, traditional festivals and beaches await travelers.