Colombia also attracts shopping enthusiasts who come here to buy jewels with gemstones and unusual hand-made accessories in the national style. Colombia is the richest country in terms of deposits of precious metals and gems in Latin America. As for the emerald export, the country takes the lead in the world.
In local jewelry shops, you can buy luxurious golden and silver jewels with emeralds, which are much cheaper here than in other countries. The tourists who are indifferent to precious accessories are not recommended to buy secondhand gems and jewels in the streets, as you are likely to buy a cheap and low-quality forgery. The most popular Colombian souvenirs are rite masks, clay items and crockery, and national musical instruments. Shopping enthusiast should pay a special attention to coffee of the local production that is famous all over the world. Some coffee plantations were formed in the colonial period. Today, you can buy multiple Colombian coffees in local specialized shops.
The national cuisine of Colombian deserves a special attention too, as it is quite inexpensive and very practical. The foundation of the national cuisine is maize, beans, potatoes, and rice. At national restaurants, you can taste exotic seafood and nourishing spicy meat dishes. Spices are the most favorite souvenirs of the fans of food tourism but it is better to buy them on the market.