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Salento, a village of wax palms and crafts

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  • Location: Salento is in the Department of Quindio, 25km from Armenia and 35km from Pereira.
  • Climate: Average temperature 15º C.
  • Altitude: 1,895 m asl. The Farallones de Quindío rise up to 4,750 m asl..
Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla Salento, a village of wax palms and crafts / Photo: Flickr user kimioo.

Salento, a village of wax palms and crafts / Photo: Flickr user kimioo


The road snakes through mountains of every imaginable shade of green, from amazing varieties of African palm and coffee, on its way to Salento.  This village beings back the memories of the heyday of the peasant coffee-farming communities in the Coffee Triangle.

Known as the cradle of the wax-palm, Salento is a paradise suspended in time, whose houses and balconies, ablaze with riotous color from the flowers, remain untouched.

The buildings in Salento are typical of the Antioquian style of the warm and friendly people there.

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