Santa Fe de Antioquia – A Picturesque Colonial Town

Santa Fe de Antioquia – A Picturesque Colonial Town

Santa Fe de Antioquia is a small colonial town about 80 km from Medellin. The cobblestone streets, and the colorful colonial buildings make this little town perfect for a short day trip. From Medellin you can easily reach this beautiful place. It takes only about two hours by bus from Medellin to reach this lovely and rather hot city, Santa fe.

Santa Fe was founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo and has a population of around 23,000 inhabitants.

How to get there from Medellin?

By bus from Terminal del Norte. The terminal is right next to the Metro station Caribe.

Price for the bus: A one way bus bus ticket will cost you around 9,000 pesos. Buses run regularly

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Kathedrale Santa Fe de AntioquiaHauptplatz Santa Fe de Antioquia

The trip start with a picturesque bus ride over the beautiful Antioquian mountains. During the bus ride you will have time to suck in the beautiful landscape that lies between Medellin and Santa fe. In Santa Fe you will notice that the climate is a little bit hotter than in Medellin. That due to the fact that Santa Fe lies a little lower than the capital of Antioquia. Colombian families enjoy Santa Fe as a weekend destination. But also during Christmas or “Semana Santa” (Easter) they often rent Fincas here for a few days to spent some time with the family.

Umland von Santa fe de Antiquia

In Santa Fe there are not too many different sights. The city is a sight itself. The best way to enjoy the city is to stroll through the small cobblestone streets. Enjoy the beauty of the big main square, the Plaza Mayor and admire the beautiful. Around the Plaza Mayor there are plenty of cafes and restaurants offering typical dishes like meat and fish with rice and patacones at moderate prices. Santa Fe, together with Guatape, is one of the most popular destinations for a short trip to both tourists and the Colombians. Anyone who stops in Medellin should not miss out on Santa Fe de Antioquia

Cobblestone streets Santa Fe de Antioquia Santa Fe de Antioquia Playa Mayor

Where to stay in Santa fe de Antioquia?

If you want to spend the night in Santa Fe I will have here some recommendations for you:

Lower price range

Green Nomads Hostel

Calle 9 # 7 – 63, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Price: Dormitory €11,55 Double bedroom from €39,60

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Upper prize range

Hotel Colonial Nueva Granada

Calle 9 # 7-47, 057050 Santa Fe de Antioquia, Kolumbien

Price: Double bedroom from €109,00

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