Getting ready to travel to the mythical Valledupar

Welcome to Valledupar!


Valledupar is a beautiful and friendly city localized in the north of Colombia in the Cesar’s department. Most people call it the world capital of the Vallenato, because in this place Vallenata music was born. This mythical music could unite three different Cultures through their instruments; I mean, Accordion of Germany, Caja of Africa and Guacharaca of the indigenous.

Here you will know its legends and history places. You will enjoy listening to the sounds of the accordion, the waters of the Guatapurí river and speaking with its happy people.

If you come to Valledupar, I know you will enjoy being in this mythical city.

For this amazing trip…

  • You need to get a big suitcase to bring your clothes and to take back the things you will want to buy there.
  • You need to take light clothes, because this city is beautiful but hot.
  • You need to pack a bathing suit to go to the great Guatapurí river.
  • You shouldn’t forget to take comfortable shoes to walk in its parks at night.
  • And you shouldn’t forget either to bring your camera.

In addition, …

  • I recommend that you take an umbrella with you to protect you from the sun.
  • You could take a Vueltiao hat, it’s grandiose to walk in the Vallenatas festivals.
  • And you shouldn’t forget to bring medicine for a stomach ache, because I think you will eat a lot of food, like Butifarra and Sancocho.

A Little Tour in The Valledupar City

Hi friend reader,

Do you know the Valledupar city? If your answer is no, no problem. Today I will be your tourist guide, and this is a map of our tour.

A Little Tour in The Valledupar City

Note: We will do this tour by touristic bus in the morning because Valledupar is beautiful but hot. I recommend you to wear fresh clothes.

The Cacique of Upar MonumentWell, our tour begins at The Cacique of Upar Monument. It’s near the bus terminal on 7thA Avenue, between 44th and 45th Street. This monument is a homage to the Cacique Upar. He was the top boss of the Chimilas, a tribe of this region. The name Valledupar or Valle de (of) Upar come from name of this Cacique. In this place, you can have a beautiful view of the principal entrance of the city.

Folklore Vallenato MonumentOur next station is The Folklore Vallenato Monument, this is a work in homage to the typical Vallenato band; I mean, Acordeonero, Cajero and Guacharaquero. This work is on 20th street, on Simon Bolivar Avenue; I mean, we should take 18thD Avenue or Simon Bolivar Avenue 6 minute to 20th street. Here you can contemplate a part of the city center.

Covered Coliseum and The PoporosAfter this place, we will visit to Covered Coliseum and The Poporos. To get there, from The Folklore Vallenato Monument we go straight ahead on Simon Bolivar Avenue for 3 blocks. Then we take 19th Avenue 6 blocks to 13thB Bis Street. After, we a make left and go to 19thC Avenue. On this Avenue, between 11th and 13thB Bis Street, we can see Covered Coliseum. The Coliseum is a building with a movable ceiling. This is in front of the Poporos monument. The Poporos monument is a homage to three indigenous tribes: Arhuacos, Koguis y Arzarios. They still live in the Sierra Nevada.

My Piece of Accordion MonumentThe next station is My Piece of Accordion Monument, this work is a homage to first Vallenato king Alejandro Duran. This is a symbol of all Acordeoneros. My Piece of Accordion Monument is on 30th Street, on 19th Avenue; I mean, from Covered Coliseum we go to back to 19th Avenue and turn left. We take 19th Avenue 6 minutes to 30th Street.


Park of the Legend VallenataGo up on 19th Avenue, after Sonesta Hotel, we found The Park of the Legend Vallenata. Since 2004, here is the Vallenato Festival. This is an ecological, cultural and tourist park.


The Siren of Hurtado and The Guatapuri RiverNear to The Park of the Legend Vallenata is The Siren of Hurtado and The Guatapuri River. The monument of the Siren of Hurtado remembers us a mythical story about Rosario Arciniegas, a girl who became a siren for bathing in the Guatapuri river on a holy Thursday. The Guatapurí river is the spa for excellence of the Vallenatos. Here we will have our lunch. We can eat Sancocho, a soup with hen, we can eat Butifarra too, the Butifarra is a kind of Chorizo, but more delicious.


And here we finish our tour. Thank you to read this post. I hope to see you soon!


Which of these phrase do you identify yourself with?

The more I study science, the more I believe in God.” — Albert Einstein (The Wall Street Journal, Dec 24, 1997, article by Jim Holt, “Science Resurrects God.”)

A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery. There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world.” — Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., who received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the first known binary pulsar, and for his work which supported the Big Bang theory of the creation of the universe.

God created everything by number, weight and measure.” “I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.” — Sir Isaac Newton, who is widely regarded to have been the greatest scientist the world has ever produced. Newton was a devout Christian.


My Childhood

When I was a child

Hi friend reader,

What can I tell you about my childhood? Well, I was born in Valledupar in 1989 on April 5th, but I grew up in La Paz. La Paz is a town next to Valledupar. I remember I had a lot of friends there, and we often played basketball and soccer together.

On vacation, I went to Cartagena and La Guajira with my family 16 years ago. Most people love to be in the beach, my family and I do too.

When I was in school, my favorite classes were mathematics, computer studies and physical education. All of my classmates passed computer studies and a lot of them physical education, but only a few of them could pass mathematics. Most studens hated it, but I loved math. I think I studied engineering because I really loved math. I remember my favorite teacher was math teacher when I was nine years old, her name was Giobany.

In the school, my close firends were Juan Carlos, Breiner and Xavier. Actually, They are my best friends yet.

I lived in La Paz until I got married, from 1989 to 2013. Then I moved to Valledupar with my wife, and we lived there for three years; I mean, my wife and I didn’t live in Valledupar long. Then we came here to Bogota about two years ago.

Here I share you some photos about my childhood…


Well, now what can you tell me about your childhood? I will wait your comments…