Centro Historico de Jardin
Centro Historico de Jardin
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AZTraveller
Tucson, AZ165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
It would be really hard to find a cuter town than Jardin. The central square was perfect with brightly colored building surrounding it, and locals and tourists alike out enjoying this beautiful place. There were lots of places to sit and have a drink or get something to eat and watch the world go by. If you are here, stay into the evening for the nightlife and to watch the riders come into town to show off their amazing horses. A very unique experience.
Written 13 January 2022
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ncmtnpadre
Medellin, Colombia620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
A short overnight trip to the mountain getaway spot for many Colombians. Recommend a tour by motor taxi to get oriented to all the unique treasures of hiking, hang gliding, waterfalls, coffee and fruit farms, and bird watching. The central plaza is alive! The basilica is extraordinary. The local trout is a delicacy not to be missed, and the coffee!
Written 3 March 2023
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SeeColombia
Bogota, Colombia199 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
The historic center of Jardin in Antioquia is a beautiful little slice of history and rural Colombian life, with a great atmosphere and a wealth of lovely little restaurants and coffee shops, serving cups of Antioquia's famous coffee.
There isn't much to do except sit on a little chair out in the square and enjoy the atmosphere, especially on an evening over a weekend where it really is buzzing.
There's a lovely museum of the history of the town to visit (free, with a recommended donation), curated by an eccentric but friendly man with an encyclopedic knowledge of Jardin. The church is worth going into as well: for such a small town it's remarkably impressive and large.
You can also take a cable-car nearby for a view over the town, or walk over to the other side for stunning views of the Andean Cock of the Rock at dawn and dusk.
Make time for Jardin if you are traveling in the area, it's beautiful.
Written 1 July 2015
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XxNathanJxX
Thornhill, Canada40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We visited Jardin, a small town in the country side in Colombia. The central square is filled with people with lots of small vendors. The arepas here were delicious! There were horses trotting along the cobble stone streets with music playing in just about every bar/restaurant. The town is small but lively!

Definitely a place to visit if you enjoy the country-side!
Written 18 October 2019
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Sa-i44
San Diego, CA5,528 contributions
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Jul 2018 • Couples
In the middle of our week in Medellin, we took a two-day side trip Jardin, a small pueblo about 4 hours south of Medellin. As part of the Antioquia region, it is famous for its preserved and colonial appearance. The gorgeous mountains surrounding it don’t hurt either.

We finally pulled into Jardin in the southwest region of Antioquia. Even in the pouring rain I could tell this was a charming place. The whole pueblo is only a few blocks long, and all streets somehow lead to the main square, or plaza. Our hotel was half a block from the square. We pulled up and dashed inside to get out of the rain.

Jardin is officially called El Jardin, the gardin. Legend has it that when the founders of this pueblo came to the Alto de las Flores (Flower Hilltop), they a jungle down in the valley, full of white snakewood, an exotic wood from a small rare tree found in Central and South America. The wood is initially deep red but changes it stripes (ha!) upon being exposed to air, at which point it turns reddish brown. The valley had two creeks crossing it and that beauty caused the explorers to call this place “the garden.” In fact, Jardin is still filled with lush vegetation and three rivers and many streams. It is the place to catch trout so you see that quite a bit on restaurant menus.

But the best entertainment in town was people watching on the plaza. Even the Colombia Minister of Tourism thought so as it was declared a national monument in 1885. The plaza is officially called El Libertador Plaza or Principle Park. But really, it is just “the plaza.” There were flowers everywhere – roses, ceiba trees and guayacane trees (which are covered in yellow flowers when they bloom in January and February).

When we first got there, it was raining, and the plaza was empty. But then the sky cleared and turned a beautiful blue. Where the tables were empty before, now they were full. Children starting chasing after the pigeons and playing in the square. Dogs were everywhere. People were feeding the pigeons, buying fruit from the carts which magically appeared.

After two days, I realized that the same people came each day and sat on the same bench in the same spot, with their friends or families, chatting about the day’s news or just admiring the scenery. Like the older man in the white poncho and white straw hat. He was there every day. That seemed to be the local activity. That and sitting with friends at the cafes, which along with restaurants and hotels, surrounded the plaza

Sombreros
Speaking of hats, all the older men, wore the traditional Colombian straw hats, called sombrero vueltiao or “turned hat.” These sombreros have become one of Colombia’s symbols. It is made from a type of cane that grows in this region. The quality of the hat is dependent on the number of pairs of fibers braided together to make the hat, with more braids translating into more bending flexibility. And of course, the higher the quality, te higher the price.

Tables and Chairs
Each morning, the merchants put out tables and chairs. When it was raining, the chairs were all folded in as if that would keep them dry. But as soon as the rain stopped and the sun came out, the chairs came down and were immediately filled with people. And all those tables and chairs added the color to the otherwise white feel of the place. There was a white fountain in the center and the ground was paved with white rocks from the nearby Taparto River. And there was a white marble statue of a mother and daughter, dedicated to La Madre, the mother. I loved it already.

Among the regular colorful cowhide chairs, there were hand painted ones depicting life and scenery in Jardin. They were quite beautiful and added to the charm of Jardin.
Written 24 March 2019
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Blanic
Warsaw, Poland135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
It's enough to just sit in the square and wach people passsing by. Wander around through colorful little streets, visit cute little shops, drink tinto and just enjoy the moment :)
Written 25 February 2019
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Harry R
Oakville, Canada461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We spent a weekend there in August and after all the great reviews here on Tripadvisor, maybe my expectation was just too high, so I was unfortunately a bit underwhelmed. Sure, you can sit around the plaza and have a beer at night, but that holds true for many a town in Colombia. And the seemingly endless parade of Chivas and Willys Jeeps are not exactly limited to this town. As for "flair" and/or stunning architecture, I'd prefer Salamina, not to mention jewels like Mompox or Vila de Leyva. Salamina's casa de cultura is in my humble opinion btw more impressive compared to Jardin's little historical museum. To sum it up: Maybe not the best allocation of time, when travelling in Colombia
Written 30 August 2016
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Aidan80
Galway, Ireland420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
Jardin is a lovely little town. The centre is full of locals just hanging out having a coffee, some ariving in town on horseback. As yet it's not overrun by tourists. Definitely worth going to if you are in the area. Bus from Medellín is about 3hrs.
Written 25 September 2015
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ELENASamara_Russia
Samara, Russia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Visiting Jardin was a real highlight of my trip to Colombia. It is a charming little town with coloured houses and with a huge magnificient cathedral in the central square. There are all kinds of cafes with brightly decorated chairs there. I visited the Jardin Museum which tells about the history of the town and its people and their life. I felt that it was organized and all items and information were collected with great attention and love to Jardin.My guide Roberto is the heart and the soul of the Museum.
Written 4 August 2015
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roddylander
Grenoble, France39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Jardin is a beautiful town in the south west of Antioquia that has managed to preserve a lot of the traditional colonial architecture. The brightly painted balconies and the cathedral are particularly notable. To get an excellent view of the town and surrounding scenery you should definitely take the cable car ride.

Another famous attraction is the Cueva del Esplendor. This involves half an hour in a jeep, over an hour on horseback and then another half an hour at least on foot, and that's for the young and fit. Like many attractions in Colombia this journey takes you through some beautiful countryside but you should be aware that little thought has been given to safety, although you cannot go without buying the obligatory insurance which has adequate coverage. It is quite an arduous trip including steep ascents and decents both on horseback and then on foot.

If you have visited other towns in Colombia in the network of pueblos patrimonios you might be disappointed by the offer of restaurants in Jardin. There are many restaurants offering typical food from the region but if you want a change from frijoles then you might have a problem. The square is full of restaurants and cafes, many playing loud traditional music, and they have tables and chairs outside so you can watch the world go by while enjoying a coffee produced locally. Our favourite place for coffee is a block down from the square, called Cafe Ancestral, Calle 8 # 3 Nº 3-02. It is an escape from the usual cafes with a more chilled atmosphere.

If you are driving you should stop at the Embera Chami Indigenous Reserve outside Jardin, called Cristiania and admire the intricate work in the things they have for sale. Hopefully by buying here you can be sure that you are supporting them.
Written 1 April 2015
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