Carnival in Rio de Oro

Valledupar - The birthplace of vallenato

Photo by: John Murgas

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Valledupar

The birthplace of vallenato

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Every year in March, the city of Rio de Oro holds a Carnival, a tradition that originated between the 1920s and 30s as a legacy of the people who settled in the shores of the Caribbean. The festivities include floats created by artisans, parades, and a beauty pageant.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

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.