Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

24°C - 75°F - H: 100%

Mompox

A destination rich in history and tradition

You are here

Life in Mompox is tempered by the gentle breeze off the Magdalena River, Colombia’s main artery. The town, whose historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, grew from what used to be an island vault for the gold and silver plundered by the Spaniards during the colonization of the Americas. Mompox was founded in 1540 and is located about six hours away from Cartagena.

What to do in Mompox

Magical realism is alive and well here. In his novel “The General in His Labyrinth,” Gabriel García Márquez refers to the glorious past of Santa Cruz de Mompox, which you will undoubtedly sense as you walk the streets of the town and pause at its corners to hear stories from the locals. Taking a boat trip through the Pijiño swamp, where the birdsand flora of the region abound, is sure to be another unforgettable experience.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

UNESCO declared the Mompox historic center a World Heritage Site in 1995, and describes it as "a purified sample of Spanish colonial architecture in the New World.” It is the main hub for religious tourism, where travelers can bear witness to unique religious traditions, such as the Easter processions that make their way through the center’s narrow streets.

CAN’T-MISS ACTIVITIES

Walking the streets and admiring the colonial architecture of its buildings, learning about the art of filigree gold and exploring nearby swamps are among the plans for travellers to Mompox.

RATE OUR LOCATIONS AND DISCOVER WHAT OTHER TRAVELERS THINK:

THEY LIKED IT 
IT IS EASY TO GET TO 
How to get here
FROM OUTSIDE
FROM COLOMBIA

Find non-stop flights

from your point of origin to Colombia

CAN'T FIND YOUR COUNTRY? Click here>>
More information?
Useful information
  • Ideal For:
  • Emergency Numbers:
    • Urgent Care: 123
    • Fire: 119
    • Police: 123
  • Vaccines: Yellow fever Dengue fever
  • Best time to visit: Year-Round
  • Public Transportation:
    • Taxi
    • Rural
Traveler's Kit
Mobile apps
×
Poll
Do you use applications for mobile devices with destination information when traveling by Colombia or other countries?
Find an agency
TOURIST DIRECTORY SERVICES
ONLINE AGENCIES
TRAVEL AGENCIES AT YOUR COUNTRY
More information?

Similar Destinations and Experiences