Santa Fe de Antioquia is a Colombian Heritage Town that keeps the most important historical treasures of the colonial and republican period in the department of Antioquia. Located an hour and a half from Medellín, Santa Fe de Antioquia can be reached by land, along the highway that goes to Urabá in Antioquia. It has a warm climate that ranges between 25 and 35 Celsius degrees , where you will be surprised by the vegetation of the city's parks, and the ornamentation of the houses that you see when you walk through its cobbled streets under the blue sky.
Santa Fe de Antioquia was founded in 1541 by Marshal Jorge Robledo, a Spanish soldier who arrived from the Province of Popayán, who in his eagerness to declare these lands part of the Spanish Crown, wanted to put the colonial stamp on its architecture, which still remains intact, thanks to the care of its own population.
For more than two centuries it was one of the main centers of economic and urban development in the region. This is attested to by its architecture: spacious colonial-style houses with mostly white facades, double-height buildings with balconies and carved wooden doors.
Ten minutes from the urban center of Santa Fe de Antioquia, is the Puente de Occidente, a beautiful National Monument, emblem of the population and probably its architectural icon. It is 291 meters long over the Cauca River.
Designed by engineer José María Villa in 1887, this suspension bridge brought an economic boom to the region by connecting the population with the rest of the country, allowing the flow of goods and passengers to (and from) the sea. With a very particular beauty, this bridge is a work of engineering that you cannot miss.
Recently renovated, Parque Plaza Mayor Simón Bolívar, located in the historic center of Santa Fe de Antioquia, is the main meeting place for locals. There you will find a pedestrian walkway full of trees and gardens, chairs, lanterns and a beautiful fountain that tells us the story of water management in colonial times.
On the northeastern side of this square is the Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a beautiful temple built between 1797 and 1837, in a neoclassical-Renaissance style, whose central altar and tabernacle will surprise you with its beauty. In the Sacristy there are pieces of art and jewels of the sacred cult.
Listen to the Santafereños tell their story of why Santa Fe de Antioquia is magical.
This is Santa Fe de Antioquia
Santa Fe de Antioquia is a heritage town, it shows off this recognition with the good state of conservation of its beautiful buildings of colonial architecture, in which the snowy facades, wooden doors and mud roofs stand out.