Colombia - Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox

"Founded in 1540 on the banks of the River Magdalena, Mompox played a key role in the Spanish colonization of northern South America. From the 16th to the 19th century the city developed parallel to the river, with the main street acting as a dyke. The historic centre has preserved the harmony and unity of the urban landscape. Most of the buildings are still used for their original purposes, providing an exceptional picture of what a Spanish colonial city was like." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Mompox (Bolivar), Colombia. Thanks to Gerhard of Austria.

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