Around Medellín attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Guatapé

Piedra del Peñol

Also known as El Peñon de Guatapé, thanks to the fierce rivalry between the towns it straddles, this 200m-high granite monolith rises from near the edge of the Embalse Guatapé. A brick staircase of 659 steps rises u…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Río Claro

Reserva Natural Cañon de Río Claro

Within the boundaries of this private nature reserve, the river has carved a stunning canyon from its marble bed. You can visit the spectacular Caverna de los Guácharos, go white-water rafting, canopying, or just sw…
Top Choice Cave in Jardín

Cueva del Esplendor

Located at 2200m amid beautiful landscapes, this spectacular cave has a 10m waterfall gushing through a large hole in the roof and is Jardín's most famous attraction. The cave is only accessible by foot along muddy,…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Jardín

Cerro Cristo Rey

You'll spot this lookout point with its white Christ statue from the center of Jardín. Take the modern cable car (round trip COP$5000) up for fantastic views of town and the mountains beyond. There is a shop at the …
Cave in Jardín

Cueva de los Guácharos

A less-visited cave and a great alternative to the Cueva El Esplendor excursion, Cueva de los Guácharos is reachable via a six-hour roundtrip from Jardín. First, your guide drives you to the Cerro de Cuchillion, fro…
Cave in Río Claro

Caverna de los Guácharos

This is a spectacular cave, about 1km long, featuring numerous marble caverns, soaring high and hollow like great cathedrals, connected by a fresh stream. The caverns are guarded by shrill, shrieking flocks of guach…
Nature Reserve in Jardín

Reserva Natural Gallito de la Roca

This small nature reserve right on the edge of town is the scene of one of Jardín's most impressive natural sights. Early each morning and again in the evening numerous gallitos de las rocas (cocks-of-the-rock) fly …
Bridge in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Puente de Occidente

This unusual 291m bridge over the Río Cauca is 5km east of town. When completed in 1895, it was one of the first suspension bridges in the Americas. José María Villa, its designer, was also involved in the creation …
Museum in Santa Fe de Antioquia

Museo de Arte Religioso

This museum occupies the former Jesuit college constructed in the 1730s, next door to Iglesia de Santa Bárbara. It has a fine collection of colonial religious art, including paintings by Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y C…
Church in Jardín

Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Concepción

Towering over the central plaza, this imposing 20th-century neo-Gothic church seems more than a little out of place in such a small town. Its gray granite walls topped with aluminum spires contrast markedly with the…