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Top Choice European in Mompós

El Fuerte San Anselmo

With its beautifully crafted interior and spacious airy garden overlooked by a towering banana tree, El Fuerte really is a highlight of Mompós. Try the excellent pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, one of its lovingl…
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…
Music in Mompós

Mompox Jazz Festival

Despite only beginning in 2012, this very popular jazz festival brings national musical celebrities to Mompós for days and nights of hedonism and revelry to a wonderful soundtrack. Originally held in October each ye…
International in Mompós

Restaurante Mompoj

Named after the original name of the area before the Spanish conquest, the Mompoj is an excellent restaurant with an interesting and eclectic menu. Try pork curry, chicken stew or baby beef medallions in tamarind sa…
Cafe in Mompós

Casa Sol del Agua

As the menus of this sweet little riverside cafe suggest: read a book, drink a coffee and enjoy the river. You'll find great breakfasts, fresh fruit juices, toasted sandwiches and delicious cakes at this simple plac…
Carnival in Mompós

Semana Santa

The celebration of Easter in Mompós is a huge event that attracts visitors from all over the country who come to see a wonderfully elaborate parade through the town, the traditions of which stretch back over four ce…
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…
Colombian in Mompós

Comedor Costeño

This rustic riverfront restaurant in the market area serves wonderful set meals, including bocachico fish numerous ways. The delicious, wholesome food includes various meat and fish dishes doused in housemade ají pi…
Furniture in Mompós

Casa del Artesano

It’s very difficult to hang around Mompós watching the residents sway away the days in their distinctive rocking chairs and not want one for yourself. This small shop represents a few furniture makers around town – …
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 against Spanish rule. Most important was his first trip to Mompós in 1812, when he recruited some 40…