Toward the end of the 19th century, shipping was diverted to the other branch of the Magdalena, ending the town's prosperity. Mompos has been left in isolation, and little has changed since. Its colonial character is very much in evidence, as are the airs of a bygone era It's fun to wander aimlessly about this tranquil town, discovering its rich architectural legacy and absorbing the oldtime atmosphere.
Mompos has a long tradition in handworked filigree gold jewelry, which is of outstanding quality. Nowadays the gold is slowly being replaced by silver. Another specialty of the town is its furniture, particularly rocking chairs.
The region around Mompos is known for the presence of the guerrillas and there have been some cases of assaults on buses over recent years. Check for news before
you set off for the trip. Consider air travel if you feel uncertain about the overland trip.
Places to Visit
Iglesia de Santa
Casa de la Cultura
Places to Stay
Residencias La Cuarta
Hotel La Casona