World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 1.1 (131 votes)

Santa Cruz de Mompox

Listed under Colonial Towns in Caribbean Coast, Colombia.

  • Photo of Santa Cruz de Mompox
  • Photo of Santa Cruz de Mompox
Photo of Santa Cruz de Mompox
Photo by flickr user Raul_d50 ** No Video! **
Pin It

'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.'

Copyright © UNESCO/World Heritage Centre. All rights reserved.

UNESCO.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

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

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Cusco

    'Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct re…

  • Cartagena

    Cartagena de Indias was once a rich port on the silver and gold trade route with a hoard of treasure protected from pirates by …

  • Diamantina

    Diamantina’s history is tightly woven with that of its diamond mines and it is a city still reliant on the mining industry toda…

Nearby Experiences

  • Mompós

    Surrounded by muddy waters and mangroves, this colonial town is like the other end of the Mississippi arriving in Colombia. It’…

  • Los Nevados National Park

    'The Parque Nacional de Los Nevados is home to the Volcano of Nevado Ruiz and other paramounts Santa Isabel and Tolima. The Par…

  • Las Lajas Cathedral

    In the remote mountains of southwestern Columbia, Las Lajas is one of the most enchantingly beautiful pilgrimage shrines in all…

Related links

Contribute to this page