The fountain

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The fountain - Symbol of splendour

Photo by: Filiberto Pinzón

The fountain

A piece that marks the importance of the town in the early twentieth century is the bronze basin fountain in Bolivar Park. Made in Paris, it was brought in pieces to Colombia in Barranquilla it was packed in crates and travelled down the Magdalena River in canoes before arriving at Salamina on the back of an ox and a mule. Its opening was in 1900 and since then has been a symbol of the region.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

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.