Valledupar is a unique Colombian Caribbean city –you need only to walk through its streets shaded by mango trees and along the Shore of the Guatapurí River, whose waters descend from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, to understand why. The capital of Cesar, founded on January 6, 1550, is known as the heart of vallenato, a musical rhythm through which popular legends and myths are told.
What to do in Valledupar
In Valledupar vallenato music, paid tribute to in several monuments, celebrates the atmosphere of the city. The historical legacy of the city is also evident in churches and nearby indigenous communities. You may also visit swamps, rivers, parks, and other natural sites nearby.
The Vallenato Legend Festival is the most important cultural event in Valledupar and the department of Cesar. It highlights the customs of the region, attracting thousands of people each year and making the capital of Cesar an ideal place to get close to the roots of the music that has become a symbol of Colombia.
Unforgettable experiences in Valledupar include bathing in rivers, walking in parks, getting close to indigenous cultures, and seeing how children learn to play vallenato music.