Santa Fe de Antioquia and Coffee tour

Santa Fe de Antioquia and Coffee tour
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$58
Duration: 8 hours
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Welcome to the first capital of Antioquia a beautiful colonial town founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo. Where we'll visit: The main square, the metropolitan cathedral, The western bridge, Museum Juan del Corral, Mariscal de Robledo, Santa Barbara Church.

But not only Santa Fe de Antioquía, we'll also have a chance to be a coffee grower for a day at San Sebastian de Palmitas a village located just 35 minutes from Medellín.

Includes pick up at 9:00am from your accommodation in Medellín by private transport and guide.  Includes a typical lunch.

Pick up at your accommodation in Medellín at 9:00 am.

A tour of the colonial settlement and the most traditional towns of Antioquia. The colorful fruit and overflowing warmth of the region make this the ideal tour to gain a more thorough understanding of Medellin and its tradition that laid the framework for the independence movements of Antioquia. It is also the perfect excuse to walk the cobblestone streets of the department’s old capital.

This is a full day (8 ahours approx) private tour.

The outbound road to the west is framed by new buildings and developments, such as the university citadel integrating El Pascual Bravo, ITM and Colegio Mayor de Antioquia. We will pass by the Western Metrocable which the final station is Aurora, where the South American Olympic village was constructed for the 2010 games. From there we continue to the town of San Cristobal, one of the beneficiary sites of the Master artist Botero’s generosity, where he donated a statue of a cat for the library park. We move onward to see the Fernando Gomez Martinez tunnel. With a total length of 4.8 km, it is the largest in the country as well as the continent. By traveling through the mountain we will be saving almost 30 minutes of travel time.

We will again breathe fresh air and look upon mountain hosting a picturesque township called San Sebastian de Palmitas this is our first stop where we'll visit a traditional coffee farm, a wonderful place where we will have the chance to become coffee growers for a day. The tour begins with a look at the cultivation, to see how coffee is planted, its growth and its harvest. We continue to the beneficiadero to observe the process of pulping and washing coffee beans, then drying, roasting and grinding. At the end, an excellent cup of coffee will be waiting for us.

We continue towards the Mother City (Ciudad Madre). Arriving in Santa Fe de Antioquia we will visit the main park and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the fountain de la Garza as well as monuments to Bolivar and Juan Del Corral Museum, Mariscal de Robledo, Santa Barbara Church and if we lucky we'll enter to the museo de arte religioso, and finally we'll visit the Western Bridge, a work of paisa engineering built by Jose Maria Villa in the early twentieth century and we'll across it.

The lunch is included in a typcal restuurant at Santa Fe de Antioquia.

We return to Medellin having experienced the old town and visited this beautiful municipality that seems frozen in time.

Welcome to the first capital of Antioquia a beautiful colonial town founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo. Where we'll visit: The main square, the metropolitan cathedral, The western bridge, Museum Juan del Corral, Mariscal de Robledo, Santa Barbara Church.

But not only Santa Fe de Antioquía, we'll also have a chance to be a coffee grower for a day at San Sebastian de Palmitas a village located just 35 minutes from Medellín.

Includes pick up at 9:00am from your accommodation in Medellín by private transport and guide.  Includes a typical lunch.