Colombia’s eighteen picturesque villages

Our DMC partner Colombian Journeys invites you to visit Colombia to discover the many quaint and beautiful villages.

Visit Choachí Cundinamarca, a village awarded by the United Nations World Tourism Organization with the title of “Best Tourism Village”, here tourism contributes to the development and generation of opportunities, employment and preservation of the resources and values of the community. As well as the villages of Barichara and San Vicente de Chucurí that are part of the “Upgrade Best Tourism Village” programme. There are 18 heritage villages recognised for their distinctive architecture, indigenous culture, local gastronomy, natural environment and historical significance where you will be transported back to Colombia in colonial times.

• Aguadas, Caldas. Considered the “Capital of the Hat” for its traditional weavings in Iraca.
• Barichara, Santander. Town of colonial houses built in rammed earth and cobblestone streets.

• Ciénaga, Magdalena. Capital of Magical Realism that inspired Gabriel García Márquez.
• Jardín, Antioquia. A colourful Paisa town with beautiful waterfalls.
• Guadalajara de Buga, Valle del Cauca. Home to the Basilica of the Lord of Miracles.
• Jerico, Antioquia. Recognised as the “most beautiful town in Antioquia” for its topography, republican style and coffee-growing landscape.

• Monguí, Boyacá. Producer of the most beautiful handmade footballs.
• Honda, Tolima. “The city of bridges” and beautiful architectural attractions.
• Belén Beach, Norte de Santander. Home to Los Estoraques Natural Park and its eroded rock columns.
• Salamina, Caldas. The birthplace of many poets, musicians, actors and writers.
• San Juan de Girón, Santander. A colonial town of cobbled streets, houses with clay tile roofs, white walls and large dark brown doors.
• Guaduas, Cundinamarca. Birthplace of Policarpa Salabarrieta “La Pola”, the heroine of Colombian independence.
• Santa Cruz de Lorica, Córdoba. The “old and stately town”, with Republican-Lebanese architecture.
• Santa Cruz de Mompox, Bolívar. World Heritage Municipality is renowned for its goldsmith techniques. “Filigrana”, to experience the art of weaving unique and unrepeatable figures with gold and silver threads.
• Santa Fe de Antioquia. Home to churches, houses and national monuments from the colonial era of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
• Villa de Leyva, Boyacá. A town that is renowned for its huge cobblestone main square and old colonial buildings.

• El Socorro, Santander. The historic town where Colombia’s first act of independence was signed.
• Pore, Casanare. A national historical and cultural heritage site, renowned for its colonial walled prisons.

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