Church in Mompós

Iglesia de Santa Bárbara

Dating from 1613, this unusual riverside church is undoubtedly the most striking building in Mompós, with its wide-eyed lions and griffins, its strange balcony-ringed bell tower, and its population of bats and swall…
Historic Building in Mompós

Palacio San Carlos

A former Jesuit convent that's now the town hall, this fine building dates from 1600 and has a notable statue of a freed slave with broken chains outside it. The line 'Si a Caracas debo la vida, a Mompox debo la glo…
Monument in Mompós

Piedra de Bolívar

This solemn stone on the riverbank records the comings and goings of Simón Bolívar during the wars of independence from Spanish rule. Most important was his first trip to Mompós in 1812, when he recruited some 400 t…
Cemetery in Mompós

Cementerio Municipal

Mompós' cemetery is a striking spot; whitewashed graves and slots for remains are stacked high atop each other, sometimes six together, forming a wall of tombstones around a central chapel.
Museum in Mompós

Museo del Arte Religioso

Mompós' main museum is a decent collection of religious paintings, gold and silver crosses and other religious objects, all displayed in several rooms of an impressive colonial mansion.