San Basilio de Palenque

"Palenque" literally means "walled city" and is the name given to the villages, hidden in the mountains of Colombia, formed by African slaves escaped from the Spaniards in the seventeenth century. San Basilio de Palenque, about fifty kilometers from Cartagena, is the only survivor community. About 3500 inhabitants that hand down African traditions, ceremonies and a their own language, the "Palenquero", sign of identity of the village. Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, today Palenque lives thanks to the tourist