Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia, Santa Fe de Antioquia

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The region's oldest settlement, Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia retains the character and feel of a centuries old Colombian pueblo. Whitewash houses line the narrow cobblestone streets as you head towards the main plaza, the social center of the town. See the Puente de Occidente, a suspension bridge over the Cauca River and one of the longest in South America. Expect to feel the heat a bit more here as the town sits in a valley between the Cauca and the Tonuzco River. Head here from Medellin via the Tunel de Occidente, the largest tunnel in South America, making for a quick and easy day trip getaway. Plan to visit Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia during your Santa Fe de Antioquia vacation using our convenient Santa Fe de Antioquia travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Santa Fe de Antioquia

The scenic town of Santa Fe de Antioquia offers atmospheric and characterful lodgings in colonial-era buildings dotted throughout the historic center, the whole thing representing a protected national monument because of its well-preserved architecture. Prices vary according to the views available from rooms and the facilities present on site; do expect higher prices, a result of demand and the cost of upkeep on the old buildings. For a more budget-friendly option, consider staying at one of the campgrounds located in the surrounding rural areas: the solid selection of choices lets you take advantage of the region's natural charms.
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  • It is an important place in Colombia, because here, almost 100 years ago, the declaration of independence of Antioquia was signed. You should definitively go the the museums here. 1 hour form Medellin...  more »
  • Very hot & humid town!!!! Very clean, very friendly people. Beautiful old buildings, visit the hotels and restaurants to view beautiful hand carved furniture dating back 200 years. A lot of the same, ...  more »
  • If you have time for a day's travel from Medellin, this one is well worth a visit and night's stay. Quite the adventurous drive on an undivided highway with plenty of campions chugging up the mountain...  more »