Welcome to Santa Fe de Antioquia

It makes a great day trip from Medellín. Don't miss sampling pulpa de tamarindo, the beloved sour-sweet candy made with tamarind from the surrounding valley.

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$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia from Medellín

Spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of Medellín on a relaxing day trip to the historical city Santa Fe de Antioquia. After pickup from your Medellín hotel, enjoy a scenic drive to Santa Fe de Antioquia and marvel at the stunning natural landscapes. Drive through 50 miles (80 km) of unspoiled terrain, through mountains and valleys and over rivers. You'll also pass through the Tunnel of the West, Colombia's longest tunnel at 2.6 miles (4.2 km). The beautiful drive allows for great photo opportunities of pristine Colombian nature. Upon arrival in Santa Fe de Antioquia, you'll be amazed at the unique ambiance and colonial appearance of this historical city. Feel as if you’re walking alongside Spanish royalty as you stroll through the cobbled streets displaying beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. With your guide, visit three of Santa Fe de Antioquia's main attractions: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace and Plaza Mayor Juan de Corral. Afterwards, walk across the famous Puente de Occidente, a suspension bridge over the Cauca River, before relaxing on the drive back to your Medellín hotel.

$140 Day Trips & Excursions

The Puente de Occidente Scooter Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Puente de Occidente, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Antioquia DepartmentThe Puente de Occidente, so named because it is located in western Antioquia, Colombia, is a suspension bridge that connects the municipalities of Olaya and Santa Fe de Antioquia, east and west of the Cauca River, respectively. At the time it was considered the seventh largest suspension bridge worldwide. Duration: 1 hour

$58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Santa Fe de Antioquia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Antioquia DepartmentSanta Fe de Antioquia is a colonial town founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo. This great place was once the capital of Antioquia. Visit the main square and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the fountain de la Garza as well as monuments to Bolivar and Juan Del Corral Museum, Mariscal de Robledo, Santa Barbara Church and if we lucky we'll enter to the museo de arte religioso. Also visit a jewelry workshop where you’ll have a unique opportunity to witness this magical art form come to life, and sampling exotic. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Puente de Occidente, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Antioquia DepartmentWestern Bridge, a work of paisa engineering built by Jose Maria Villa in the early twentieth century. Duration: 30 minutes

$61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Medellín - Path of the sun and the fruit

One of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel to take you on a tour along the western side of the Antioquia department. We will visit some of the most beautiful and charming municipalities like San Jerónimo, known as 'the land of the cocoa'; Santa Fe de Antioquia, the first capital of the department famous for its fruit, stone paved streets and mud walled houses; this town which makes part of the Network of Colombian Heritage towns that captivates the travellers with its colonial architecture, manifested in white facades, wooden doors and windows. We will also visit the suspension bridge, built between 1887 and 1895 over the Cauca River and enjoy of a typical lunch. The tour finished with the return to the hotel.

$36 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transport Medellín to Santa Fe de Antioquia

Your driver (Spanish-speaking) will pick you up at your hotel in Medellín and take you on a round-trip to the wonderful colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia. Santa Fe de Antioquia was founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo and it used to be the capital of Antioquia before the government moved to Medellín in 1826. Since then, it's as if time stopped and the town's center is still perfectly preserved, taking you back to the colonial time. Your driver will wait for you so you can walk around, get to know the town and have a traditional lunch. At about 04:00 PM you will head back to Medellín, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or your preferred place within the city limits.

$112 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Tour from Medellin: Santa Fe de Antioquia and Jardín

This overnight trip takes you to two of Antioquia’s oldest and most picturesque towns, both with traditional whitewashed and painted houses but different in their appearance and atmosphere.Santa Fe de Antioquia is the region’s oldest settlement founded in 1541, and known as one of the towns that formed Colombia’s towns as we know them today.The village Jardín is out second town, which was officially founded about 300 years later and it's different in its structure, colours and climate.After more or less two hour ride by car, our first stop will be at the Puente de Occidente, or Bridge of the West, as it is situated in the west of Antioquia. Finished in 1895 after 108 years of construction, it was considered the seventh largest suspension bridge worldwide and was declared a National Monument of Colombia later in 1978.First we’ll admire it from the distance, then we’ll walk over the bridge. Looking at the Cauca River, we'll see a magnificent panorama of the surrounding scenery before we continue our tour to Santa Fe de Antioquia.We’ll arrive at the main square where we’ll get a first impression of Antioquia’s former capital. Walking past the fountain and street vendors selling their goods, we make our way through traditional cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed houses to a local restaurant to have a delicious traditional lunch.The next morning we’ll start the day with a typical Colombian breakfast before we’ll get the chance to see more of Jardín and its surroundings.We’ll stroll down the streets to have a closer look at beautifully painted houses as well as chairs that are pieces of art with hand-painted pictures of the area on them. Then we’ll enjoy a fabulous view over Jardín where we take a gondola to the top of the mountain before we’ll visit a trout farm and a large park near Jardín.Afterwards we’ll be on our way to get the real experience of visiting a traditional coffee farm and hear about how Colombia’s finest coffee makes its way from a bean to a cup. We’ll learn everything from growing the beans to harvesting and processing them until they can be roasted and are ready to be used for a delicious cup of coffee. We’ll watch as the coffee farmer, or cafetero, prepares the liquid gold and explains different methods of brewing coffee. Then we finally get to taste the delicious result.Before we are back on the car to return to Medellín, we’ll try another traditional lunch on the coffee farm with the region’s best ingredients.

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