Colombian municipality located in the western subregion of Antioquia’s department. In the north, it borders with the municipalities of Frontino and Cañasgordas, on the east with the municipalities of Giraldo and Santa Fe de Antioquia, on the south with the municipalities of Caicedo and Urrao, and on the west with the municipalities of Urrao and Frontino. According to records, during the conquest Abriaqui was inhabited by indians of the nation of Catios. Abriaqui is known as a "natural watercolor" or as the "manger of Antioquia" because of its beautiful nature. Currently, its main economic income is generated by agriculture, ranching and handicrafts.
Travel tips for Abriaqui
If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to rainforest areas- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.If you want to visit the waterfalls, don’t forget to bring a swim wear, sunscreen, towel and sandals.
Best time to visit Abriaqui
The best months to travel to Abriaqui are June, because they celebrate the festivities of San Pedro and San Pablo, August, because they hold the fair of the Antioqueñidad, and November, because they celebrate the week of culture.
Climate in Abriaqui
The climate in Abriaqui is warm, the average annual temperature is 64.4°F (18° C). The maximum temperature is 77°F (25° C) and the minimum temperature is 51.8°F (11° C).
Things to do in Abriaqui
The tourist places to see in Abriaqui are
Iglesia Parroquial de la Santa Cruz
Location: Abriaqui’s downtown Beautiful church of eclectic style built between 1914 and 1928. Its facade was built with cooked brick and it has a central belfry.
Parque Natural de las Orquideas
Location: Between the municipalities of Frontino, Abriaqui and Urrao Big park with beautiful mountains, animals and plants, such as orchids.
Typical dishes in Abriaqui
It's a filling food, of unbeatable quantity and variety of flavors. The main feature is that is served in big plates, full of varied food. In a tray like that you can find beans, pork rind, chorizo, rice, fried eggs, avocado, banana and corn cakes.
Arroz con pollo
A classic among classics. It's prepared frying the garlic and onion for afterwards add chicken pre-boiled. Then you add paprika and peas with salt and pepper and spices as you like. At the end you add the rice, and your dish is ready to your delight.
Brevas con arequipe
the breva is simillar to the fig, but not so sweet. To prepare this dish you make an incision to the brevas and boil them in water for 10 min. During the process you add sugar and lemon drops. After boiling, you cut the fig in two without separating them completely. And then you fill it with arequipe (condensed milk).
One of the most traditional dishes is made of banana, vanilla essence, sugar and milk cream. This plate is put in oven until being a sweet delight for lunch time.
When you prepare this substantial soup, you boil various meats and vegetables, seasoned with spices of diverse flavors as cumin and pepper. It's a very nutritional dish with a lot of calories.
Arepa de choclo
Choclo is nothing different but corn, also called chocolo. Arepas are little omelette prepared with ground choclo and put on a banana leaf, and roasted later in a grill. Inside you put white cheese, cut in little strips or ground.
How to reach Abriaqui
Abriaqui by train
Currently, there is no passenger train service arriving in Abriaqui.
Abriaqui by flight
The Olaya Herrera airport is the closest to Abriaqui. It operates national and international flights. It’s located 107.87 miles (173.6 km) from Abriaqui, 4 hours 34 minutes approximately.
Abriaqui by bus
There are two routes to arrive to the municipality of Abriaqui. From Medellin by the road that leads to the sea, where is the municipality of Cañasgordas, you take a secondary road that leads directly to Abriaqui. The second way is to take the road that leads to the municipality of Frontino, passing through the urban area, and then take an unpaved road that leads to Abriaqui. The distance from Medellin to Abriaqui is 105.633 miles (170 km), and the approximate journey time is 6 hours. The approximate ticket price is 32 000 COP.
Important dates in Abriaqui
Fiestas Patronales de San Pedro y San Pablo
Traditional holidays that celebrate the day of two patron saints. Cultural events are organized in which residents and tourists participate.
La Semana de la Cultura
Week dedicated to the diffusion of Abriaqui’s culture through several activities.