Santa Fe de Antioquia
Updated: Jul 22, 2018
Sweltering Santa Fe de Antioquia is one of the best towns to visit in the department of Antioquia. It's older (and hotter!) than nearby Medellín and actually served as the department's capital from 1584 to 1826.
Known for its colonial architecture, it's great to wander the cobblestone streets to admire the whitewashed buildings and beautiful churches. This is a place where you can relax and enjoy watching life pass by.
Near town is Puente de Occidente, which was built by a local engineer named José María Villa. When this one-lane bridge was completed in 1895, it was the longest in South America and the third longest in the world.
Our guests will stay at Hotel Mariscal Robledo, a quirky place that's decorated with antiques and movie memorabilia. When you aren't walking around town, you can beat the heat by taking a dip in the pool.
There are also plenty of good restaurants in town, including traditional Colombian fare, Spanish, seafood, and steaks.
Visit Santa Fe de Antioquia on our Paisadventure or Complete Colombia tours, or add it to any customized tour.