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Built between 1887 and 1895, wooden sleepers on the West Suspension Bridge over the Cauca River still stands to receive those who come to Santa Fe de Antioquia, a Colombian Heritage Village founded on December 4, 1541 by Jorge Robledo and considerate the 'cradle of the 'paisa' (Antioqueño) people. With cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, it lies 56 miles northwest of Medellin.
What to do in Santa fe de Antioquia
With a pleasant climate of around 27 degrees Celsius, Santa Fe de Antioquia is a good destination for walking. Tourists admire the white and ochre wall; tall doors, windows and wooden doors of the houses. The refresh themselves with tamarind juice, an acidic fruit used by the villagers to prepare a delicious sweet.
Cross the Western Suspension Bridge, created by José María Villa, an engineer born in Sopetrán who participated in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, is something that no longer do those who come to Santa Fe de Antioquia. Visit the cathedral, resting in the main park and browse the Cauca River are also in the plans of travellers.
ACTIVITIES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
In Santa Fe de Antioquia tourists can cross the West Suspension Bridge over the Cauca River, wander along cobblestone streets and taste tamarind candy.
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