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Mompox

Santa Cruz de Mompox, Mompós, Bolivar, Colombia
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Mompox

The languid, poetic pace of life at Mompox, a mostly untouched colonial village not far from the Caribbean shoreline on the banks of the Magdalena River, evokes García Márquez novels like One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Less polished, less accessible, and hence less crowded than Cartagena, Mompox attracts travelers looking for a more authentic taste of Colombia’s colonial past. Its artisans are famed for gold and silver filigree, a craft that began under Spanish rule when gold destined for export was safeguarded here, inland from the coast and its pillaging corsairs.