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Blacks and Whites Carnival brings color to southern Colombia
Jan 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Blacks and Whites Carnival brings color to southern Colombia

posted by Mimi Yagoub

The Carnival of Blacks and Whites bursts back into the streets of Pasto this weekend, as a whirlwind of color, dance, and music, displays the best of southern Colombian culture  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia

Popayan fires up for 10th gastronomic congress
Aug 22, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan fires up for 10th gastronomic congress

posted by Oliver Griffin

The city 0f Popayan, in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department, is getting ready to kick off its 10th annual gastronomic congress running from September 5 – 8.

Southwest Colombia

Popayan’s Basilica of Our Lady of Assumption (PHOTOS)
Mar 28, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan’s Basilica of Our Lady of Assumption (PHOTOS)

posted by Christan Leonard

It would be nearly impossible to visit the southwest department of Cauca’s capital, Popayan, without getting a look at the magnificent Basilica of Our Lady of Assumption.

Southwest Colombia

Mar 25, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan celebrates Holy Week with 3 symbolic religious processions

posted by Tara Morris

Popayan is a quintessential religious city in Colombia and Holy Week processions have been a tradition for over 400 years.

Southwest Colombia

Mar 8, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan’s Belen Chapel (PHOTOS)

posted by Christan Leonard

The Belen chapel, located in the city of Popayan in Colombia’s south-west, is worth a visit for the spectacular views alone, nevermind the church itself. {japopup type=”image” content=”pics/2013/gallery/belen_church1.jpg” title=”Belen Church ”  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia

Santos attends conclusion of Black and White Carnival (photos)
Jan 7, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Santos attends conclusion of Black and White Carnival (photos)

posted by Narayan Buckley

The southwest Colombian town of San Juan de Pasto concluded its Black and White Carnival on Sunday with an unexpected guest, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos attending the traditional grand parade.  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia

Nov 6, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan Film festival to showcase amateur Colombian talent

posted by Caitlin Trent

A short-film festival will be held November 20-24 and invites all amateur short film makers to enter the contest, giving up-coming film makers the opportunity to shine and providing audiences  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia

Nov 1, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Witches festival returns to Huila

posted by Caitlin Trent

“Betwitch yourself with the magic of La Jagua” is the slogan for the XII Festival of Witches coming to the Colombian town of La Jagua in the south central department  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia

Jun 8, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan’s Museum of Religious Art

posted by Christan Leonard

Popayan’s Museum of Religious Art houses an impressive collection of religious works and has been an integral part of the city’s cultural heritage and famous Holy Week celebrations since its opening in  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia

Jun 1, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Popayan’s Santo Domingo Cathedral

posted by Christan Leonard

Popayan’s Santo Domingo Cathedral is one of the most important historical and religious tourism sites in the whole city. {japopup type=”image” content=”pics/2012/mphoto/popa10.jpg” title=”Popayan, Colombia”}{/japopup} {japopup type=”image” content=”pics/2012/mphoto/popa11.jpg” title=”Popayan, Colombia”}{/japopup} {japopup  Full Article »

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