Antioquia, Colombia: a destination with culture, diversity and great experiences

Recently, Travel2latam had the opportunity to tour the main attractions of Colombia, visiting different sites and doing tourist activities. Below is a summary of the trip through this department located in the northwest of Colombia

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The adventure began traveling on Avianca's new Buenos Aires - Medellín route. 

Medellín is the capital of the mountainous province of Antioquia in Colombia, and is the second most populous city in the country. It is nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring" for its temperate climate and hosts the famous annual Flower Fair.


The tour of Medellín began with breakfast at the HatoViejo Restaurant, which has been recreating Colombian tradition in every dish for over 40 years.

We stayed at Estelar Medellín Hotels. With exclusive services of a unique accommodation in El Poblado, ideal for long stays.

As part of our tourist activities, we visited Finca Corazón de León, where we tasted local cuisine and exquisite coffee of origin. In addition, we had the opportunity to learn about the entire production process, an unmissable experience for those who visit Medellín.

We closed the day by having dinner with authorities from Medellín and Avianca at Binn Hotel . A contemporary hotel that offers a luxury stay in Medellín. With innovative design and a touch of contemporary Italian luxury. 

The next day, we took a walk through the center of Medellín, which included a tour of the famous Comuna 13 , an example of resilience and transformation of Medellín and Colombia to the world.

Comuna 13 is associated with artistic expression through the painting of huge murals and graffiti, art shows and street dancing , and has become one of the most sought-after areas for visitors to Medellín.

In the afternoon we toured Moravia, an area of ​​Medellín with a hard history of struggle and overcoming behind it and with great potential for tourism development. Moravia takes advantage of its location, its friendly people and its ability to undertake, becoming a strength to be one of the most productive sectors in the north of Medellín. 

After touring the city of Medellin, we began the third day of the tour by traveling to La Ceja, where world-class orchids and hydrangeas are produced and exhibited. We visited Alma del Bosque to enjoy lunch and learn about its complex for the production and export of hydrangeas and orchids.

In the afternoon we visited Cerámicas El Dorado in Carmen de Viboral, a historical heritage site of Colombia, where you can learn about the process of making artisanal ceramics .

Carmen de Viboral is a municipality in Colombia , located in the eastern part of the department of Antioquia . It is known as the Cradle of Artisanal Ceramics because there are several factories producing ceramics with a very good reputation in the area.

We ended the third day touring Medellín at La Tanguería where we enjoyed a tango and milonga show and a typical Argentine dinner.

On the last day of our tour of Medellin we visited Santa Elena. Located on the outskirts of Medellin, it is a region of great cultural and natural importance. Known for its cool climate and beautiful mountain landscapes , Santa Elena is famous for being the birthplace of the Silleteros, who participate in the iconic Medellin Flower Fair.

At noon, we climbed to the Piedra del Peñol viewpoint in Guatapé, an unmissable experience for those visiting Medellín. The Piedra del Peñol has 740 steps that are definitely worth climbing. Once at the top, you can see the enormous Guatapé dam, a unique experience.

In the afternoon, we toured Guatapé, one of the jewels of Antioquia with beautiful attractions and a history worth knowing. We closed our tour with a dinner show at La Chula, a famous Mexican restaurant in Medellín.

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