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Santa Cruz de Mompox

Listed under Colonial Towns in Caribbean Coast, Colombia.

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'Founded in 1540 on the banks of the River Magdalena, Mompox played a key role in the Spanish colonization of northern South America. From the 16th to the 19th century the city developed parallel to the river, with the main street acting as a dyke. The historic centre has preserved the harmony and unity of the urban landscape. Most of the buildings are still used for their original purposes, providing an exceptional picture of what a Spanish colonial city was like.'

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The photo is wrong. It's actually a monument built during the fascism period in Spain, named "Valle de los Caídos".

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