Colombian municipality very famous for its beautiful landscape, located to the southwest of Antioquia. By the north it borders with the municipalities of Andes, Jerico and Tamesis, on the east with the municipality of Tamesis, on the south with the department of Caldas, and on the west with the population of Andes. In 1871, Jardin was established as an independent locality because, in its beginnings, it depended on the municipality of Andes. In 1882, it was erected municipality by Dr. Luciano Restrepo, president of the Sovereign State of Antioquia in that moment. Jardin stands out for being a municipality that is conserved as it was 140 years ago. Its architecture and gardens are the main attractions of the town.
Travel tips for Jardin
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.As Jardin is a perfect destination for adventure sports, it’s important that you wear appropriate clothes for the activities you want to perform. Choose light and comfortable clothes, and take bathing suits and sneakers.
Best time to visit Jardin
The best months to visit Jardin are December, because they celebrate the Fiestas Patronales of the Inmaculada Concepcion, and January (first week), because they celebrate the Fiestas de la Rosa and various cultural events are organized.
Climate in Jardin
The weather in Jardin is tropical. The average temperature is 66.02°F (18.9°) C and the approximate average of precipitation is 2552 mm. The hottest month of the year is march, with an average temperature of 67.1°F (19.5° C), and the coldest month of the year is november, with an average temperature of 65.12°F (18.4° C). The month with the lowest precipitation is january and the month with the highest precipitation is October.
Things to do in Jardin
Nightlife in Jardin
Location: At the junction of 4th street with 2A road Hours: 10:00am- 1:00pm Price: unknown Rock bar that offers a cozy atmosphere, perfect to spend the night among friends. Also, it's open in the morning so locals can attend with their families.
Zona Shots Jardin
Location: Near the junction of 5th road with 10th street, Jardin Hours: Friday 7:00pm-12am Price: unknown Bar specialized in cocktails and shots. It offers a good atmosphere with trending music.
Where to eat in Jardin
Dulces del Jardín
Location: Calle 13 5 - 47, Jardín Hours: unknown Price: unknown Shop that sells sweets (like arequipes) and typical pastry of Jardin. It’s perfect for buying travel souvenirs.
Europa de Jardin Cafe
Location: 8a street 4-02, Jardin 056050 Hours: unknown Price: unknown Restaurant specialized in pastas and pizzas. It’s worth waiting to enjoy their delicious dishes.
The tourist places to see in Jardin are
Principal square of Jardin
Location: In front of the junction of the 9th street with the 4th road Hours: All day Price: Free entrance Park very visited by locals and tourists for their restaurants (fondas) and meeting places. In 1985, this beautiful square was declared a National Monument. Also, from it you can appreciate the colonial architecture of the area.
The cave of Splendor
Location: Near Linda slope Hours: All day Price: Free entrance Natural wonder very visited by tourists. To get to the cave you can walk, go on horseback or in a jeep. The cave has a beautiful waterfall with clear water in which visitors can bathe.
The things to do in Jardin
Basilica of the Inmaculada Concepcion
Location: Close to the junction of 10th street with 3rd road Hours: unknown Price: Free entrance Temple of neogothic style, built with hand carved stone, extracted from a quarry in the Vereda Serranias of the municipality.
Museum Clara Rojas Pelaez
Location: 5th road N. 9 -31, Jardin Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:00am-12:00pm, 14:00-17:00pm / Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:00am-17:00pm Price: unknown Cultural institution that shows the history, identity and values of the community of Jardin. The museum preserves paintings, furniture and archaeological objects of great historical value.
Typical dishes in Jardin
They can be prepared in different ways: with mustard, with fine herbs and stuffed with vegetables.
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.
How to reach Jardin
Jardin by train
There is no passenger train service going in and out of Jardin.
Jardin by flight
The Jose Maria Cordova airport is the closest to Jardin. It operates national and international flights regularly.
Jardin by bus
To transport in Jardin you can use Moto Ratones, urban taxis, tourist chivas, aerial cable and garrucha. To get from Medellin to Jardin you can take buses or taxis from various companies. The distance from Medellin to Jardin is 83.2637 miles (134 kilometers), and the approximate journey time is 5 hours 20 minutes. The approximate price of the ticket is 36353 COP.
Accomodations in Jardin
El Paraiso Hostel
Location: 12th street # 11-79, 056050 Jardin Price: 40 000 COP It offers rooms with TV and private bathroom with shower. It also has WiFi and free private parking.
El Dorado Hotel
Location: 4th road N. 8-52, 056050 Jardin Price: 60 000 COP Hotel with colonial architecture located in the historical center of Jardin. It offers rooms with TV, bed linen and private bathroom with shower. It has a 24-hour reception and is located close to restaurants and a supermarket.
Location: 8th street Paez 4-18, 056050 Jardin Price: 70 000 COP Hotel located 45.9815 miles (74 km) from Olaya Herrera airport. It offers rooms with TV and private bathroom. It also offers free WiFi.
La Casa Amarilla
Location: 3A road. N. 11 - 07 2nd Floor, 056050 Jardin Price: 80 000 COP Hotel that offers rooms with TV, DVD player, free toiletries and hairdryer. It also has a shared kitchen and offers free WiFi.
Jardin es Tuyo
Location: 4th road # 8 - 73, 234567 Jardin Price: 110 000 COP Hotel located 45.3601 miles (73 km) from Olaya Herrera airport. It offers rooms with flat-screen TV, private bathroom (with bath or shower) and free Wi-Fi. Also, it has a shared kitchen and offers bicycle rental.
La Valdivia Hostel
Location: Km 3 Via Jardin - Riosucio, 056050 Jardin Price: From 189 000 COP Hotel located 93.2057 miles (150 km) from Jose Maria Cordova airport. It offers rooms with flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, and some of them include seating areas and views of the lake or garden. Also, it has a barbecue, terrace, restaurant, bar, water sports facilities and free parking.
Important dates in Jardin
Traditional celebration that takes place the first days of January. There are parades, tablados, horseback riding, sporting events and musical concerts. Also, at these dates locals and tourists can enjoy the typical dessert made with rose petals.
Traditional Celebration of the Immaculate Conception
Traditional celebrations are organized in honor to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Cultural events are held in which locals and tourists meet.