Located on top of a hill with steep streets, Salamina, declared a National Monument in 1982, looks in the distance like a collection of adobe houses with tiled roofs. This town, which is part of the Colombian Network of Heritage Towns, was founded on June 8, 1825 and its architecture is a mark of the style that prevailed during the colonization of Antioquia.
What to do in Salamina
At Salamina the influence of the cabinetmaker and carver Tangarife Elisha, who in the mid-nineteenth century promoted a woodworking school, is perceived. The legacy of this teacher is seen in balconies, doors and eaves of this colourful town, one of 17 in Caldas that are part of the Coffee Culture Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 25 June 2011.
Admiring the architecture of the houses of Salamina and learning about the culture of coffee haciendas where you learn about the cultivation and production of grain are plans in this Caldas town.
When you visit Salamina, you can find plenty of activities for all tastes that make your trip a unique event