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Cultural Space of Palenque de San Basilio. ©Ministry of Culture of republic of Colombia 2004
Cultural Space of Palenque de San Basilio

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Palenque de San Basilio

The village of Palenque de San Basilio, with a population of about 3,500 inhabitants, is located in the foothills of the Montes de María, southeast of the regional capital, Cartagena. Palenque de San Basilio was one of the walled communities called palenques, which were founded by escaped slaves as a refuge in the seventeenth century.

Of the many palenques that existed in former times, only San Basilio has survived until the present day. It developed into a unique cultural space.

on this subject: proclamation of masterpices 2005-Element inscribed on the Representative list 2008

Place/region Colombia, Latin America, Africa
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Colombia, producer.
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Rights/Droits: UNESCO Section for Intangible Heritage

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