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 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 on horseback or on f…
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$6000) up for fantastic views of town and the mountains beyond. There is a shop at the …
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 a spectacular cave, go white-water rafting, canopying, or just swim and hike. It's also…
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 …
Cave in Río Claro

Caverna de los Guácharos

A spectacular cave, about 1km long, featuring numerous caverns, soaring high and hollow like great cathedrals, connected by a fresh stream. The entrances are guarded by shrill, shrieking flocks of guácharos, a batli…
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 fly in to screech, dance…
Church in Jardín

Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Concepción

Towering over the central plaza, this imposing 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 colorful sur…
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…
Cave in Jardín

Cascada La Escalera

This impressive waterfall is actually a series of seven cascades, although visitors generally only see the lower reaches. It's a fairly easy hike from town. If you want to see it up close, local tour operators offer…