Once you run out of things to do in Medellin, you can start exploring the surrounding areas. Santa Fe de Antioquia is a nice place to begin with.
One of the most representative and well preserve historical towns in Colombia, Santa Fe de Antioquia is a town with a rich history, keeping its houses, streets, churches and plazas just the way they were in colonial times.
Its cobbled streets are like preserved fragments of important heritage. Besides, its remarkable beautiful landscapes and its pleasant warm weather, makes of Santa Fe de Antioquia the paradise anyone would want to be in for vacations. At less than two hours drive from Medellin, this town seems like been frozen in the past.
About seven parks and plazas give life to this beautiful town providing shade and a nice meeting environment for tourists and locals. The main park Simon Bolivar is a large space that preserves the statue of the Liberator, surrounded by trees, palms and offering several commercial businesses as well as art crafts and tropical fruits vendors.
Santa Fe de Antioquia is surrounded by many other interesting places to visit like the “Puente de Occidente” (Western Bridge), considered the longest suspension bridge at the time of its construction (1887 – 18895) in Latin America.
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