History and Culture in Santa Fe de Antioquia

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What To Expect

Santa Fe de Antioquia is one of the main tourist destinations around Medellin. Because is the former capital of Antioquia, it lies in its streets, museums and churches many representations of art and culture of our country. We'll take a guided tour through the village to know its history, visit its beautiful streets, watermark workshops and enjoy the variety of its juices and fruits.

Highlights

  • Visit to the Old Western Bridge and filigree workshops in the village

  • Santa Fe de Antioquia is a town of cobblestone streets and warm weather, similar to Cartagena city

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Medellin
Departs From:
Medellin
Meeting Point:
- Hotel pick up
Duration:
1 day
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
11514
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Description

Medellín is a city to love for its mountains, friendly people, history and culture. It is the second most important capital of Colombia and in 2013 it was chosen as the most innovative city in the world both for its architecture and its transportation system. 45 minutes west from Medellin is located the town of Santa Fe de Antioquia, the old capital of the Department of Antioquia that counts with warm weather, cobblestone streets and samples of colonial and republican architecture in their homes, museums and churches.

Itinerary

Hotel pick up and transfer to Santa Fe de Antioquia. Stop to walk across the Western Bridge, a monument in brick, steel and wood spanning the Cauca River for over a century. We will continue to Santa Fe de Antioquia where we'll take a guided tour to learn the history of the town, walking the cobblestone streets, visiting watermark workshops and enjoy the variety of natural juices like tamarind, the specialty of the region.

We will enter its beautiful churches, colonial houses and Juan del Corral museum with a varied collection of pre-Columbian pottery, religious art and unique pieces such as the table where the Antioquia's Declaration of Independence was signed.

We will enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant in a colonial house with wide corridors and garden, perfect to refresh and relax. The tour ends with a visit to the filigree workshop to know closer the process of this typical art. The shuttle will take you back to the hotel.

Operating Hours

  • Mon - Fri 8:00 - 18:00

  • Sat 9:00 - 12:00

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Guide

  • Lunch

  • Entrance to Juan del Corral Museum

  • Medical insurance day card

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not especified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

Infants up to 4 years old are free of charge. Children below 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The tour can be modified for groups if needed. Tour will be operated as a guaranteed small group tour with a maximum of 15 guests. We recommend the use of comfortable and fresh clothes and shoes and sunblock. Attend to guide security recommendations. At the time of booking, we will inform you the exact pickup time at the hotel. You must be in the lobby at the scheduled time. Wait five minutes only, without exception. In case of no show there will be no refund.

Frecuent Asked Questions

Where is Medellin?

Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia and is located at the northwest of the country. It is one of the Latin-American cities with the most international projection.

How to travel to Medellin?

Medellín has the Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport, which receives flights from Miami, Madrid, New York, Panama, Lima, Quito, Caracas and Fort Lauderdale. The airport is half an hour from Medellin and has permanently taxi service.

What is the climate in Medellin?

Medellin enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year, ranging from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius (64-82 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend cool cotton clothing and sunscreen. Remember that in Colombia there are no seasons so the weather does not vary much from month to month.

How to travel to Medellin?

Medellin has the Jose María Cordoba International Airport, which receives direct flights from Miami, Madrid, New York, Panama, Lima, Quito, Caracas and Fort Lauderdale. The airport is half an hour from Medellín and has permanently taxi service.

What is the climate in Medellin?

Medellin enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year, ranging from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius (64-82 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend cool cotton clothing and sunscreen. Remember that in Colombia there are no seasons so the weather does not vary much from month to month.

Is there a restriction on visas to enter to Colombia?

There is no nationality restriction to travel to Colombia. A visa is required, except for citizens of the following countries (who stay strictly for tourism purposes and for a maximum of 90 days): Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela and foreign residents of Canada and the United States.

What is Colombia's official currency?

The official currency of Colombia is the peso. Notes can be of 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000 y 50.000 pesos, and coins are of 50, 100, 200 y 500 pesos. One U.S. dollar equals approximately 2,000 Colombian pesos.

Is it safe to travel to Colombia?

Like elsewhere in the world, in Colombia is necessary to take some precautions to make your trip the best possible experience. Road travel, wander the cities and towns are very low risk activities. Watch your personal belongings. If you move to a rural area, always do it accompanied by tour guides and qualified personnel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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