Hands up: who’s heard of Mompox? We’re willing to bet that not many have. When the star of your country is a place like Bogota, it’s hard to step out of that shadow. But, as ever, Mompox is yet another city that you truly must make an effort to see.
Mompox, officially known as Santa Cruz de Mompox, is a colonial town in Colombia that has preserved its historical and cultural heritage remarkably well. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 due to its outstanding universal value. The town’s architecture, narrow streets, and well-preserved colonial buildings offer visitors a glimpse into its rich history and make it a fascinating destination for history buffs.
The city has a charming and laid-back atmosphere that takes you back in time. With its cobblestone streets, traditional houses with wooden balconies, and horse-drawn carriages, the town exudes a sense of tranquility and nostalgia. It’s a place where you can slow down, relax, and immerse yourself in its timeless ambiance.
Artisanal Crafts: Mompox is famous for its traditional artisanal crafts, particularly its filigree jewelry. The intricate filigree work produced by local artisans is highly regarded and sought after. Visitors have the opportunity to witness the craft in action and purchase unique, handcrafted pieces as souvenirs.
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