A day trip to Silvia Market, Colombia

A day trip to Silvia Market, Colombia

Every Tuesday in the small mountain town of Silvia, visitors can witness the indigenous side of Colombia by mingling with colourfully dressed Guambiano villagers that come to town to buy and sell their wares.

Guambiano men wear a poncho and blue wrap-around skirt, a red scarf and hat, and the women are donned in black skirts, a blue poncho with pink border and a bowler hat. They often wear multi-strand with bead necklaces, which you can even buy at the market.

The majority of Silvia Market is held indoors, and is a bustling place with a fresh produce floor at its heart. Not the biggest and most impressive market you’ll visit, but if you’re staying in nearby Popayán, it’s definitely worth getting to.

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