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Palenque, a piece of Africa's heart in America

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Stop At: Monumento a Benkos Bioho, Plaza Principal, San Basilio De Palenque 131048 Colombia

Come and visit the heart of Africa in America declared human heritage site since 2008! This village founded in the middle of the colonial times offered a refuge for Africans who escaped slavery. Nowadays it has become a symbol of freedom and hope.
In this tour, you will visit different important spots in the village with a passionate, knowledgeable local guide that will tell you about the history, heritage and oral tradition of this little piece of Africa in the heart of the Maria Mountains in Colombia.
You will know about the personalities that made this village proud and visible for the whole world, as you will be able to enjoy the food and dancing -two of the strongest traditions passed through generations to this day- and above all, you will discover the vibrant culture of its people!

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Date of experience: May 2019
ColombiaConcierge, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cartagena Concierge, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019
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