The Andean Region is the most populated and economical active in the country. It contains the Central, Eastern and Western Mountain chains and the two most important rivers: Magdalena and Cauca.


The Andean Region has a “mestiza” (mixed) culture. Most of its dances, songs and rythms have spanish roots  with original colombian  creations and adaptations with instruments such as “tiple” and guitars. The andean colombian music is wide and diverse and every region prints its cultural impact. Thetraditional rythms of the region include guabina, carranga, bambuco, pasillo, san juanero, among others.

Currently, the traditional rhythms are little listened mostly in specific cultural events and parties. However, in daily basis the predominant rhythms are salsa, merengue, rock, pop, tropical pop, reggaeton and, musical mixtures between traditional and modern rythms.


The food of the region is very wide, diverse and, delicious. Its main protagonists are rice, soups or broths, meats (beef or pork), bakery products and sweets.

andeanPicada- Lulada-Empanadas- Bandeja Paisa – Tinto(café) – Noche Buena Ajiaco Santafereño- Bocadillo Veleño- Chocolate con Almojabana, Pan y Queso – Manjar blanco- Changua- Mazamorra Masato- Tamal- Arepas- Mute Santandereano – Natilla,Buñuelos, Arequipe y Brevas – Lechona

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Amazon Region –  Caribbean Region – Pacific Region Orinoquia RegionIslands Region

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