The municipality of Ciudad Darío was the seat of indigenous groups, this is confirmed by the archaeological sites discovered in 2008. The island of Moyuá stands out, where remains of pre-Hispanic houses, ceramic and lithic material found on the surface were found. Some historians believe that this site was a ceremonial center or sanctuary.

Rubén Darío Birthplace

In Ciudad Darío the Rubén Darío's house, place where the poet was born, the most important identity symbol of the municipality. Today converted into a museum where objects and information about the life and work of our universal poet are exhibited. It is set with original furniture and replicas of the time, it was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation in 2000.

From January 13 to 18, the Dariana festivities known as the “Dariana Day” are celebrated in commemoration of the poet's birthday, an important tradition of the municipality, a festival known nationally and internationally, in this festival the election of the Muse stands out. Dariana.

Artistic expressions and manifestations

The representative music of the municipality are polkas, waltzes, corridos, zapateados and mazurcas.

The main exponents in the municipality are the Metapa Folkloric Ballet, of the Municipal Mayor's Office and the Brillo de Sol Children's Dance Group, from the Sol Learning Center, a local civic organization.

In the music, peasant music stands out with the northern chojín and the bull sounds performed with philharmonic bands, they also interpret folk music to the rhythm of the marimba and guitars, as well as popular music from the region.

Also in music, another artist well known by his people stands out, Mr. Roger Urbina "El Chocoyano", who has more than a hundred songs of his own, very popular and representative of the city, adding a touch of mischief. to any verbena or other cultural events where it is presented.

El San Esteban Peasant Musical Group, of the community of the same name, is well known in the municipality, who to the sound of violins and guitars, liven up cultural and religious events.

Other musical expressions are performed by Mariachi Dariano, Alfonso Zamora and Filarmónica Zamora.

Handicrafts and crafts


Clay crafts: The one in the Los Cocos community stands out, where utilitarian objects such as pots, comales, jars and flowerpots are made, made by the laborious hands of women who have continued this practice of ancestral reference.

Pine Leaf Crafts: these crafts are made in the Totumbla community, among the products they make are hats, jewelry boxes, bread baskets and decorative objects.

Leather crafts: there are saddlers who make rustic packs, which are used by peasants, and packs with the best finish and quality, sold in the city and in the region. They also make accessories such as girdles, bracelets and other products for peasant use.

The leather craftsman Deivin Treminio González from the Sol Dariano saddlery stands out. It is located at Gasolinera UNO, 1 c. north, 1 ½ c. to West.

Do not forget to visit the handicraft workshop of the Los Cocos community.

The elaboration of mud bricks also stands out, you can visit one of the workshops where they work in this trade and learn about the production process. These workshops are located in the urban area of ​​the municipality.

Interest site

Take a tour of the Casa Vieja petroglyphs.


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