San Basilio de Palenque

Population of about 3,500 inhabitants, is located in the foothills of the Montes de María, southeast of the regional capital Cartagena.

Population of about 3,500 inhabitants, is located in the foothills of the Montes de María, southeast of the regional capital Cartagena.

Founded by runaway slaves, led by Benkos Biohó, as a refuge in the 17th century. Of the many palenques that existed in the past, only the one of San Basilio has survived until today, becoming a unique cultural space.

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