Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox, Mompos

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Take a step back in time to a living and breathing Spanish colonial city with a visit to Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox. The city played an important role in the Spanish colonization of South America. During the 16th and 19th centuries, the city developed parallel to the river to create a barrier along the riverbank and protect against flooding. Much of the historic architecture has been preserved, and many of the buildings still serve their original purpose. Experience the stunning simplicity of the colorful buildings and lush vegetation that surrounds. Work out when and for how long to visit Centro Historico de Santa Cruz de Mompox and other Mompos attractions using our handy Mompos online road trip planner .
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  • I was with my boyfriend visiting Mompox during 3 days and it seemed beautiful to us. We stayed in a hotel called gardens Evans and the service there was excellent, is located within the historic centre therefore we were all churches and places of tourist interest nearby. Mompox is a place that provides peace of mind, if one looks for rumba Mompox is not that. The climate is very cool because it is hot but dry, you can see many beautiful places such as churches museums restaurants and of course the river. We take a tour that takes you to the swamp and was really beautiful because it is very fresh and clean water. Something that seemed ironic to us is that the majority of tourists there are foreigners apart we were youngsters everywhere, then one is given account that lacks motivation to Colombian and young people to learn more about our country. Everyone should go to know that magical land.
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  • Visit Mompos is like entering a novel of magical realism in Gabriel Garcia Marques. It difficult to reach this place makes the experience more delightful. It's like getting lost in time
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  • We arrived in Mompox for dinner time e...la the town's first experience was night markets for food, singing and dancing in the different squares. Santa Cruz de Mompox (or even Santa Cruz de Mompox and Mompos, Mompós) is a municipality located in the Bolívar department, in Colombia, and it is characterized for having preserved its colonial style almost intact. The city is located on Margarita Island, island located at the junction of the rivers Magdalena and Cauca, about 250 kilometers away from Cartagena. The town is primarily based on tourism, fishing and livestock. Simón Bolívar, liberator of much of South America, said "if to Caracas I owe my life to Mompox I owe my glory." He came to the town in 1812 and recruited nearly all men skilled in combat, about 400, who went on to form the basis of the army who was victorious in Caracas. It is not very large and in a day, even less if you wish, you can turn very bene...in far and wide even moving away from the Center itself. What characterizes colonial-style is still intact, the colors, the railings and especially people pouring through the streets on foot and motorbike. There is then a tranquillity in the area along the River, green and nature are the masters ... is really to be discovered with its precious jewels embedded in squares and alleys.
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