Palm trees in front of colourful buildings and the Church Of Our Lady Of Carmen in Guatapé.

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Guatapé Colombia

The pleasant holiday town of Guatapé is located on the shores of the Embalse Guatapé, a sprawling artificial lake. It is known for the fresco-like adornment of its traditional houses. Brightly painted bas-relief depictions of people, animals and shapes cover the lower half of many dwellings.

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