Sunday, January 15, 2017

Santa Fe de Antioquía

The Catederal Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepción in Santa Fe


Santa Fe de Antioquía Is a small historic town around an hour by bus from Medellin. It is known for its colonial architecture and its historic bridge just outside of town.

The main plaza is surrounded by restaurants and cafés, and in the center of the plaza there's a small market.

The main plaza and market

Café's surrounding the plaza

The streets of Santa Fe are the typical cobblestone surrounded by whitewashed colonial style buildings.

The streets of Santa Fe

Another street in Santa Fe

And of course there are many small churches.

Iglesia de Jesús Nazarino


Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá


The gardens and plaza in front of the chapel


And a historic convent.

Iglesia de Santa Bárbara


Just outside of town is the historic Puente de Occidente - A suspension bridge over the river.

The bridge from the road

You can get there by mototaxi from the main plaza.

Crossing the bridge


The river from the bridge


The suspension cables (and café)


The suspension towers


The round trip only takes around 45 mins with taking time for photos.

Santa Fe de Antioquía was my last excursion before leaving South America from Medellin.

Before leaving I also made a stop in San Antonio de Pereira to enjoy a final Paisa caliente before heading to the airport.

San Antonio de Pereira Church

Paisa Calentado 

Next stop was Miami to then catch the long flight home.