Experience Colombia

Minting tradition at the Casa de la Moneda museum

It was the year 1620. His Majesty Philip III, king of Spain and its territories, assigned military engineer don Alonso Trujillo Yebra a very special task: overseeing the first minting of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Thus the third decade of the seventeenth century saw the birth of the first American Mint, the Casa de la Moneda.

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The Museum of Antioquia and the preservation of art and culture

In the center of Medellin, capital of Antioquia department, between Paseo Carabobo and Cundinamarca Street, just off Avenida Leon de Greiff, there is a fortress of memory and national culture. The Museum of Antioquia rises in front of the watchful eye of the sculptures by Fernando Botero and preserves the remains of the history of this arriero people that once colonized the mountains of western Colombia for over half a century.

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Colombiamoda: Colombian style cut for the world

Speaking of textiles in Colombia is honoring an industry with a century-long tradition. This development along one hundred years has given great experience and quality to the sector of fashion and clothing and high-level brands recognized internationally. To valorize this heritage it is very important that there are “showcases” so our Country can become a point of reference for the whole world, and this is exactly what the Colombiamoda fair focuses on.

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Medellín, ten days of celebration, an eternal springtime

The Antioquia area has, over the course of the years, developed some specialties that make it very recognisable today throughout the world and have become a trademark of the antioquena region and its people. These specialties range from cooking to family customs from the old farms, from the places that the first colonisers built in the western temperate mountains to the “Flower Festival” in Medellín, started almost 60 years ago to celebrate the deepest essence of these places and their people.

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Passionflowers: tastes and colors that make the palate happy

Colombia has the well-earned honor of being considered one of the few “megadiverse” areas of the world. The variety and richness of its climate levels allows countless plants and animals to live there and enchant Colombians and foreigners alike, and they have opened the door to a vast array of possibilities for the country’s sustainable future.

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Tibasosa, the city of the feijoa

Some say that the feijoa arrived on a Tuesday. But the old people, who know everything and jealously keep the traditions in their fragile memories, have no doubt that it was a Saturday. Saturday was the day when the travelers returned to break Tibasosa’s tranquility and confusion filled the main square of this small Boyacán city 180 kilometers from the capital. What counts is that on a day in 1935, don Antonio Maria Tamayo arrived with two plants full of fruits that looked like green guavas that would change the tibasoseños’ way of life.

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