Faces of Colombia

Enjoy seeing the smiling faces of locals from Bogota, Cartagena, La Boquilla, Santa Marta and Tayrona Parque. Let Best Cultural Destinations offer you a unique encounter with Colombia's culture and heritage before you travel!

Faces of Colombia

Cartagena & the Magical Catalyst of Mid-Life

Adventure through the traditional neighborhoods of Cartagena, Colombia, home of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'Magical Realism' literary genre! Meet local Iliana Restrepo Hernandez, who describes magical realism as when 'daily events are coated with the awe of the unbelievable.' Cartagena's colorful palenqueras in Plaza Santa Domingo are just one example of the city's magic.

Cartagena & the Magical Catalyst of Mid-Life

The Inspiration of Tayrona National Park & Colombia’s People

Discover the Kogi people of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, who consider themselves world's "Elder Brothers"; their rituals & lifestyle are based on keeping the world harmonious and in balance. BCD offers you the up-close and personal experience of seeing Colombia through the eyes of its locals.

The Inspiration of Tayrona National Park & Colombia’s People

The Alluring Contradictions of Bogota's La Candelaria Neighborhood

Explore Bogota's La Candelaria neighborhood, both traditional and hip! Meet locals who share their impressions & memories of living in such an alluring place, full of contrasts. Let BCD offer you a unique encounter with Colombia's cultural and heritage before you travel!

The Alluring Contradictions of Bogota's La Candelaria Neighborhood

Colombian Architect Simon Velez on the Culture of Bamboo

Meet Bogota resident, Simon Velez, who shares his views on eco-architecture & politics of building with "poor people's wood" or bamboo. Let Velez, a native of Manizales, offer you insight into the landscape and cultural heritage of Colombia's coffee region.

Colombian Architect Simon Velez on the Culture of Bamboo

Alvaro Restrepo, Founder of "The School of the Body" in Cartagena, Colombia.

Interested in dance? Social justice? Meet Colombian dancer & choreographer Alvaro Restrepo who founded El Colegio del Cuerpo in Cartagena, where he shares lessons of using dance and motion to overcome adversity and economic hardships with local disadvantaged youth. If you're planning to travel to Cartagena, we have insights into meaningful cultural experiences!

Alvaro Restrepo, Founder of "The School of the Body" in Cartagena, Colombia.