Palenque – First ‘Free Town’ for Africans

Palenque de San Basilio, located 60 km from Cartagena, is a community of descendants of African Maroons from the 17th century. Arrive to a warm welcome in Palenquera language. Your tour will start with a historical tour through the most emblematic points of what is considered to be intangible oral heritage of humanity. With your guide you will wander among a populace of African descent. Discover the house of Kombilesa Mi, a musical group and visit Casa Rafael Cassiani Cassiani, the teacher of a musical group of senior citizens.

Your experience will end with a traditional lunch that will introduce you to local flavors and preparations.

Extend your experience with an optional sample of traditional dance

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