Santa Fe de Antioquia is an interesting destination all year long, although we recommend you visit the city during the last days of December, to participate in the Día de los Diablitos Feast.
The climate in Santa Fe is warm, with an anual average of 82?, with peaks of even 91? and a minimun of 73?. It doesn't rain often in the city.
Location: Crossing of Calle 10 with Carrera 13
Hours: Starting at 10:00 p.m.
Bar rated as one of the best in the city. Offers rock and reggae, along with an excellent service and varied cocktails to choose from.
Location: Cra. 8 #10103
Hours: 12:00 - 20:00 p.m.
Restaurant which specializes in local food. It is a great place which sometimes offers live music shows.
Location: Cl. 10 #11-3
Excellent restaurant with a plenty of dishes to choose from and a great service.
Location: Santa Fe - Liborina Highway
Hours: All day long
Suspension bridge of 291 meters in lenght. It took eight years to be built by engineer José María Villa. It is now regarded as one of the main touristic attractions of the city.
Hours: All day long
Price: Free entrance
Known as the Plaza Juan del Corral, it is the main square of the city. It has a stone floor and is decorated by sculptures and water fountains, and is surrounded by touristic attractions such as the Cathedral.
Location: Plaza Mayor
Neoclassical Cathedral built between 1797 and 1837. It is known internationally for its decoration, its art gallery and by its 47 meter tower. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Location: Parque Chiquinquirá, crossing of Calle 9a con Carrera 12
Building which served to house the city’s bishops. It now operates as a museum.
Location: Crossing of Calle 11 with Carrera 8
Hosts a valuable collection of colonial and republican art from the Colombian art schools. It has an area dedicated to Saint Laura Montoya, who was born in Jericó.
Location: Crossing of Carrera 11 with Calle 11
Museum with several pieces of Colombian history. It is located in the colonial house where Juan del Corral signed the Independence of Antioquia in 1813.
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!
|(22nd to the 31st of December)||The oldest celebration of the region, which is named after the masks the performers use, which resemble a red devil. The feast has been celebrated since 1653, and was born out of the dances the african slaves performed in their homeland, such as the candanga, the chirimía and the bunde, which converged and created this feast.|