Colombia: A rich and fascinating cultural history

Date: 
10 November 2018 to 23 November 2018
Price: 
From £3,740
Trip destination: 
Colombia

Colombia’s diverse, colourful culture is an amalgamation of several influences, from a rich and fascinating pre-colonial history to the Spanish conquest and subsequent battles for independence. On this tour Dr Alexander Herrera will bring the ancient and modern cultures of this friendly and welcoming country to life. Admire Lake Guatavita, setting of the El Dorado ceremony of the pre-Columbian Muisca people. Tour a coffee plantation near Popayán, an old religious centre and colonial hub linking the viceroyalty of New Granada to Lima and Quito. Explore and experience modern Colombia before ending the trip on the Caribbean coast with visits to the Tayrona National Park and the beautiful city of Cartagena.

Highlights

  • Visit Bogotá’s extraordinary Gold Museum
  • Explore the archaeological park at San Agustín, containing the largest collection of monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America
  • Admire the most important art collection in Latin America at the Botero Museum
  • Visit Pueblito, the heart of the Tayrona civilisation which flourished before the arrival of the Spaniards
  • Stay in the romantic walled city of Cartagena, with its colonial buildings and narrow cobbled streets

Trip scholar

Dr Alexander Herrera (Camb), Associate Professor at the Department of Art History, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

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