Colombia’s municipality located in the western subregion of the department of Antioquia. To the north it borders with the municipalities of Caicedo and Santa Fe de Antioquia, to the east with the municipality of Ebejico, to the south with the municipalities of Armenia and Betulia, and to the west with the municipalities of Urrao and Caicedo. It’s one of the oldest municipalities of Antioquia and was one of the largest.In 1560 approximately settled the first population of the zone. At first, these lands were given to Captain Francisco de Guzmán and Céspedes through the "mercedes" of lands that gave the Spanish kingdom. In 1813, Anza was erected municipality.Currently, the main economic sources of the municipality are agriculture (coffee), livestock, mining and handicrafts.
Travel tips for Anza
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.Try to carry a small backpack with the necessary clothes and accessories according to the weather. Take care of your valuables belongings to avoid losses.
Best time to visit Anza
The best month to visit Anza is in July because they celebrate the Cacique Curume’s festivity. They organize different activities such as concerts with invited artists; and cultural, sportive and touristic events.
Climate in Anza
Anza has three kinds of weather: 45% warm, 35% medium, and 20% cold. The average annual temperature is 80.6°F (27 ° C) and the average annual precipitation is 1000-2000 mm.
Things to do in Anza
Nightlife in Anza
La Barra Disco-Bar
Location: Cl. 11 #925, Anza Hours: unknown Precio: unknown Bar that offers cocktails and crossover music.
Where to eat in Anza
Location: # a 10-41, Cl. 8 #101, Anza Hours: unknown Price: unknown Restaurant recommended by locals.
The tourist places to see in Anza are
Location: In the Torito’s place, 5 km. from the headwaters Hours: unknown Price: Free entrance Beautiful waterfall of over 30 meters that has crystal water. It has a small pool where visitors can bathe.
La Puria Waterfall
Location: 2 km. from the headwaters Hours: unknown Price: Free entrance Waterfall visited by locals and tourists when they make walks through Anza.
The things to do in Anza
San Francisco de Asis Church
Location: Downtown of Anza Hours: unknown Price: Free entrance Beautiful colonial style church built in the 18th century. It has great historical value for the municipality.
Typical dishes in Anza
It's a filling food, of unbeatable quantity and variety of flavors. The most representative you can taste in Antioquia region. 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. It's a plate as to be satisfied for a while.
Arroz con pollo
A classic among classics. It's prepared frying the garlic and onion for afterwrds 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.
It's a typical Colombian soup, but the preparation is different in each region. 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, just ideal if you need to reinstate energies after a long route in Medellin.
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. Ready succulent plate to taste!
How to reach Anza
Anza by train
There is currently no passenger train service arriving in Anza.
Anza by flight
The airport Olaya Herrera, located to the south-west of Medellin, is the closest to the municipality of Anza. It operates international, national and regional flights.
Anza by bus
Anza’s municipality has a road that communicates with Medellin. The journey from Medellin to Anza is 50.9524 miles (82 kilometers). Also, it has other internal roads that communicate with the jurisdictions of Güintar and Altamira, and with the municipalities of Caicedo and Urrao.
Accomodations in Anza
There is no information available on budget hotels in Anza.
There is no information available on luxury hotels in Anza.
Important dates in Anza
Event created in 2008 to celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Novenas are performed every saturday of december so visitors from different parts of the country can enjoy the celebration.
Traditional celebrations organized by the Municipality of Anza. There are concerts with guest artists, and cultural, sports and tourist activities.