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About Anza

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.

Anza weather

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

Doris Restaurant

Location: # a 10-41, Cl. 8 #101, Anza
Hours: unknown
Price: unknown
Restaurant recommended by locals.

The tourist places to see in Anza are

Torito Waterfall

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

Bandeja paisa

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).

Bananos asados

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.

Sancocho paisa

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

Important dates in Anza

DecemberEvent 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.
July 1st-4thTraditional celebrations organized by the Municipality of Anza. There are concerts with guest artists, and cultural, sports and tourist activities.

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