The best time to visit Giraldo is near the anniversary of the city, on December, so you'll be able to coincide with several cultural activities.
The territory of Giraldo has a varied climate which oscilates from really cold to hot due to its elevation, which oscilates between 1000 and 3200 m.a.s.l. However, in most of the area the annual average temperature is of 62.6°F, with an annual average precipitation of 1850 mm.
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The most important church of Giraldo, dedicated to St. Isidore. Here you can find art pieces of cultural importance.
From Giraldo you can take part in trips to exotic places and enjoy the biodiversity of the Department of Antioquia. The best places to visit are the Lima Grande Cave, the Mount of the Dead, and the Raudal Ravine.
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.
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.
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.
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!
|Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel||(July)||Celebration in honor of our Lady of Mount Carmel. The locals decorate the town and gather in processions and religious activities.|