Popayán is a city of 300,000 inhabitants located in the South-west of Colombia. A university city, Popayán is best known for its colonial historic centre of Hispanic heritage, where numerous celebrations take place, including that of Holy week, declared intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2009. Popayán also hosts numerous gastronomic activities aimed at promoting the flavors of the traditional cuisine of the region. Three culinary traditions lie at its origins: the roots of the pre- Columbian culture, those of African culture and the contributions of Spanish cuisine.
The richness of the traditional cuisine of Popayán not only boasts the avors and tastes derived from ancient know-how, but also the symbolism, rites, legends and customs of this heritage.
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Contribution to the network
As a Creative City of Gastronomy, Popayán envisages:
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organizing the Gourmet Congress of Popayán every year, where a foreign city and a Colombian city will be the guests of honors. In addition to gastronomy tastings from the invited cities, local cuisine stands will greet nearly thirty thousand people
continuing to implement the “Safeguarding Culinary Knowledge and Traditional Cuisine” policy, adopted recently by the Municipal Council of Popayán
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ø January °C -13
ø July °C 14.3
Designated Unesco Creative City since 2011
Sweden’s Food Capital 2011
Sweden’s Best Climate City Award 2010
Host of the Unesco Networks 10th Annual Meeting in September 2016
Participant of Erasmus+ project “Tasting Schools”
Alvaro Garzon Lopez
Focal point of Popayán
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