Santa Fe de Antioquia

While traveling we have noticed that there are places in the world that catch you with their simplicity. We seriously needed to leave Medellín –we were already counting days until finally leave–, and Santa Fe de Antioquia has been a breath of fresh air, an escape from the routine of our work to the simplicity and beauty of a traditional Antiochian town that preserves its past with fascinating colonial buildings and museums that tell us theirs stories.

Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Fe de Antioquia

In Santa Fe de Antioquia everything happens and nothing happens, because although in some seasons all you can do is walk and wander back in time between its streets –as when we went there– there are other times when the town fill itself with vivacity, colors, art, culture, and many people who come to enjoy the show and live their personal experiences. Even though we are a traveling couple and we share everything, experiences are always individual, I mean, everyone feels differently and takes home his or her unique memories from a place. Anytime you go, Santa Fe de Antioquia submerges you in its little world.

In the museums of Santa Fe de Antioquia you can learn something more about colonialism.

In the museums of Santa Fe de Antioquia you can learn something more about colonialism.

The Puente de Occidente (Bridge of the West), a few kilometers outside the town, is National Monument of Colombia.

The Puente de Occidente (Bridge of the West), a few kilometers outside the town, is National Monument of Colombia.

The Puente de Occidente (Bridge of the West)

I always pressure Stefano a lot to capture all the best possible photographic material with his good way of seeing things; while writing this post, my memory traveled back in time. When you have the right photos is very easy to hide behind them, describing places in the chronological order in which they have been taken, but sometimes only your memory can capture those moments and those images you wanted, but that do not really exist as such. It turns out that in Santa Fe de Antioquia, not intentionally, we dedicated our entire time to walk, observe, sit in the different squares in front of churches, eat a lot of tamarind and find a good restaurant.

P.S.: If you go to Fe de Antioquia we recommend you to pay a visit to “Portón del Parque” and “Bar Comedia”

In the main square you can buy a lot of local products. This is where we bought a lot of tamarinds,

In the main square you can buy a lot of local products. This is where we bought a lot of tamarind,

The restaurant “Portón del Parque” has a small art gallery within its walls, and the food won't disappoint you.

The restaurant “Portón del Parque” has a small art gallery within its walls, and the food won’t disappoint you.

The eclectic "Bar Comedia" is a good place where to enjoy a vodka-amaretto iced coffee.

The eclectic “Bar Comedia” is a good place where to enjoy a vodka-amaretto iced coffee.

How to get there?
  • In Medellín go to Caribe metro station, walk to Estación Norte and from there take a bus of the company Gomez Hernandez, Sotraurabá or Cootransuroccidente to Santa Fe. It costs about 20,000 pesos (about $6.45)

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