Riverside de Occidente, Santa Fe de Antioquia

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Visit the suspension bridge that has stretched above the town for over 100 years at Riverside de Occidente. Constructed of wood and tense cables, the bridge offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and town. You can opt to cross by car or on foot. The site serves as a popular photo opportunity, with the surrounding scenery including waterfalls, mountains, and villages. To visit Riverside de Occidente on your holiday in Santa Fe de Antioquia, and find out what else Santa Fe de Antioquia has to offer, use our Santa Fe de Antioquia vacation builder.
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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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  • No visit to this region is complete without a trip to the bridge. The ride to and from town and across the bridge was about $12 US. Designed by the architect of the Brooklyn Bridge this is an historic...  more »
  • Spanning the Rio Cauca not far from Santa Fe de Antioquia (a cheap tuk-tuk ride from town) the bridge which was built in 1895 stands proudly above the churning river waters. Open for cars it has one s...  more »
  • You can either drive or walk over the bridge to the other side. A bit scary because you can feel the bridge sway a bit as you are going over. Traffic is controlled with 1 or 2 cars crossing at a time....  more »