COLONIAL TOUR TO SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA

This is a full day tour that takes you back in history to the first colonized town in Antioquia called Santa Fé de Antioquia, one of the most significant villages in our geography due to the arrival of Spanish troops more than 400 years ago. Medellin City Services® drives you through spectacular sceneries for a little bit over an hour while making stops along the way for breathtaking views. Stops are made at a rural cable car (Gondola), that displays the whole Cauca canyon that you are about to explore during the rest of the day. Once at Santa Fé de Antioquia, you will enter local museums such as Juan Del Corral and the Occidente bridge which was designed by a local engineer who worked on Brooklyn’s bridge also. Your Medellin City Services® staff will tell you everything there is to know about the origin of Paisas in Medellin.

Your Medellin City Services® professional guide will meet with you at your accommodation, and then embark on a personalized tour (by air conditioned transportation). Tour heads northwest to one of the most fascinating sceneries just outside the city such as San Sebastian where amazing views of the outskirts can be shared. Upon arrival to this first stop you may walk around to take photos and use bathrooms. There are cafeterias and restaurants and we suggest bringing cash since not all shops take credit cards.

Your Medellin City Services® professional guide will make a fascinating stop at Santa Fé de Antioquia, distinguished by its classy architecture and cultural heritage. Once there, a walk around the town -before or after lunch – is the best way to check out the elegant religious churches and the history. The best place to experience the colonial times is the Juan Del Corral Museum, which gathers objects, documents and historical facts on the colonization of Antioquia. During the afternoon hours, tour visits the Occidente Bridge, part of the national heritage which is not longer used by cars since it is more than 200 years old, but it has free access and you are free to walk around and take pictures of the spectacular views before going back to Medellin at the end of the day.

It has already been a pleasure introducing you to the most fascinating sceneries and traditions of the Paisa culture and our Medellin City Services® team definitely looks forward to welcoming your family and friends in the near future so feel free to ask your guide for info and special deals as you are headed back. After approximately 8 hours of a fantastic journey through history of colonization in Medellin, your private driver/guide takes you back to your hotel or any other location you feel like.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

We reserve the right to refuse users under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
50% refund only if service is cancelled 24 hours before time of service.
No age restrictions

Included:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Private car with bilingual driver and AC

  • Relevant entries to Juan del Corral Museum

  • San Sebastian gondola ride

  • Occident historical bridge

  • Lunch with beverage

  • Light refreshments

  • Local taxes

  • Parking fees

  • Fully narrated tour.

Places:

  • West Medellin (San Jerónimo, Santafé De Antioquia)

  • Juan del Corral Museum

  • Occident historical bridge

Departures:

365 days of the year, daily departures 7 days a week at 8am. *flexible start time, please inquire.

Duration:

8 hours approx.

Not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to driver/guide

GALERY: