List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – Colombia

UNESCO established its lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of ensuring the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.

Colombia boasts sites, cultures and landscapes that have been recognized by the international community. UNESCO declared the following assets of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:


Carnival of Barranquilla

Carnival of Barranquilla Republic of Colombia – South America





Barranquilla’s Carnival (Spanish: Carnaval de Barranquilla) is Colombia’s most important folkloric celebration, and one of the biggest carnivals in the world. The carnival has traditions that date back to the 19th century. Forty days before Holy Week, Barranquilla decks itself out to receive national and foreign tourists…

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Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio

Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio Republic of Colombia – South America


The village of Palenque de San Basilio, with a population of about 3,500 inhabitants, is located in the foothills of the Montes de María, southeast of the regional capital Cartagena. Palenque de San Basilio was one of the walled communities called palenques…

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Blacks and Whites' Carnival - Colombia

Blacks and Whites’ Carnival – Colombia Republic of Colombia – South America


Blacks and Whites’ Carnival (Spanish: Carnaval de Negros y Blancos), is the largest carnival celebration in south Colombia, its geographical indication belongs to the city of Pasto…

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Holy Week processions in Popayán - Colombia

Holy Week processions in Popayán – Colombia Republic of Colombia – South America





The Holy Week in Popayán, Cauca (Colombia), is the celebration of the Passion and death of Jesus Christ through daily processions continuously performed since the sixteenth century between Good Friday nights and Holy Saturday. This parade takes place in the ancient streets of the “White City”…

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Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero) - Colombia

Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero) – Colombia Republic of Colombia – South America


The Wayuu community inhabits the Guajira Peninsula straddling Colombia and Venezuela. Its legislative system comprises a body of principles, procedures and rites that govern the social and spiritual conduct of the community. The system, inspired by principles of reparation and compensation…

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Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí Republic of Colombia – South America


The mythical and cosmological structures that make up the traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí represent the cultural heritage of the many ethnic groups that live along the Pirá Paraná River in south-eastern Colombia…

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Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó Republic of Colombia – South America


Every year from 3 September to 5 October the twelve Franciscan districts of Quibdó, Colombia, hold the Fiesta de San Pacho, a celebration of the community’s Afro-descendant Chocó identity, embedded in popular-rooted religion. It begins with the Catholic ‘Inaugural Mass’ at the Cathedral blended…

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Colombia Travel Guide - Tourism in Colombia



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