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This UNESCO town originally an island vault for Gold & Silver founded in 1537 is one of the oldest places in Colombia.
Located an approximate 6 – 7 hour drive from Cartagena or Barranquilla (closest airports) it is really worth the trip.
Situated on the bank of the famous Magdalena river, although it is a hot and humid place the breeze from the Magdalena helps to cool the temperature.
Spend your days wandering around the pretty heritage town visiting the different churches. Check out the cemetery which has become a popular tourist attraction.
A leisurely stroll or bike ride along the famous Magdalena riverside ¨Albarrada¨ is not to be missed.
If you are a Jazz fan, September is the month to visit as the International Jazz Festival is hosted here. Make sure you book one of our top Boutique hotels well in advance.
Nature & culture lovers alike will want to enjoy the tour of the Magdalena river towards the Cienaga Pijiño. Along the way you will learn and see how life is lived along the river and also be lucky enough to see many varieties of birds and other wildlife including Kingfishers, Falcons, Hawks, Cormoronts, Iguanas and much more.
For the art & jewelry lovers make sure you visit one of the many workshops to learn about the filigree technique & pick up your own keepsake at a reasonable price.