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"If to Caracas I owe my life, to Mompox I owe my glory," reads an inscription on a statue of Simon Bolívar in the town square. It was also here, on 6 August 1810, that Colombia's independence from Spain was declared. For colonial Colombia, Mompós was a key trading town, linking Colombia's coast with the Andes. This sleepy place on a bank of the Magdalena river was once the third most important city in Colombia. In the beginning of the last century silt and debris built up on the Mompos river-arm, larger boats stopped taking the route past Mompós and it became a city forgotten by both Colombia, and the world. It still is quite hard to reach.

Rio Magdalena

Rio Magdalena

Mompos Ferry at Magangue

Mompos Ferry at Magangue

Mompos Waterfront

Mompos Waterfront

Iglesia de la Concepcion

Iglesia de la Concepcion

Market

Market

San Agustin

San Agustin

Waterfront

Waterfront

House on Calle de la Albarrada

House on Calle de la Albarrada

Hotel Bioma

Hotel Bioma

From the Rooftop of Hotel Bioma: view of Mompos towards the Rio Magdalena

From the Rooftop of Hotel Bioma: view of Mompos towards the Rio Magdalena

Collegio Pinillos

Collegio Pinillos

Cienaga

Cienaga

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