Day Trips in Medellin

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Medellin Day Trips include the exploration of a number of exciting places away from the hubbub of the Medellin city. Cradled in the lap of nature, the following places are a must visit during your trip.

Santa Fe De Antioquia

Situated about 80 kilometers north of Medellin and about 500 meters above sea level, Santa Fe De Antioquia is a stunning historical town nestled between lush green mountains. The town looks picturesque with its cobblestone streets arrayed with a number of quaint houses belonging to the 16th and 18th centuries. Santa Fe De Antioquia with an idyllic ambiance, is an ideal place for those longing to escape from the bustling city life. The town is graced with a host of imposing colonial structures like Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza Principal, Puente de Occidente and Santa Barbara, and is reminiscent of the elegance of the Colonial era. Santa Fe De Antioquia has plenty of good restaurants with wholesome food to satisfy any palate. Besides, its lodges and accommodations have range for both, wealthy and budget travelers.  

El Penol and Guatape

Approximately 50 miles distance from Medellin, El Penol is a huge rock of 200 feet, situated at the base of Embalse de Penol Lake. You need to climb up about 700 stairs to reach the summit. Once you reach the top, a breathtaking view of the luscious landscapes will meet your eyes leaving you spellbound. Besides, a couple of bars and restaurants at the summit give a delightful respite to the weary travelers. Just beneath the rock lies a beautiful town, Guatape, which offers plenty of options to the travelers to unwind through the water sports, boat rides and fishing.  


About 134 kilometers south of Medellin, Jardin, is a small charming village with a population of less than 20,000. Surrounded by verdant mountains, the town looks attractive for its ample local architectures. The paisa houses are worth seeing. Built of wood, the houses look splendid for being painted in blue, red and yellow colors sharply contrasted with the white walls. Just a stroll across the main plaza will expose the town in all its majesty.

Carmen de Viboral

Located 54 kilometers away from Medellin, Carmen de Viboral is a small magnificent village that is famous for the production of ceramics. Opulent with luscious green farmlands, the town is a much sought after reprieve from the maddening crowd of the city. However, the thing that attracts tourists to come here most is the ceramics. Exquisite ceramic products from bowls to vases are handcrafted here and sold at a cheap price. Plenty of workshops are there too displaying the manner of ceramics production.

February 17, 2010 change by ashmita
February 17, 2010 change by ctanios

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