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“Nice quiet place”

Centro Historico Santa Fe de Antioquia
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US$155.00*
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Private Medellin City Sightseeing and Santa Fe de Antioquia Tour
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San Nicolas, Aruba
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice quiet place”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed for three days. It wasn't our first time there but this time we stayed for more than just one day. It was very exciting. We even went kayaking! The center is a nice place to either eat or get souvenirs and the micheladas were excellent.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Quaint old town”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

About a 1.5 hr or so drive from Medellin, this quaint little old town has a very unique character and feel to it.
There are many things to see like a farmers markets of sorts across a Church which by itself is a sight to see. The vendors sell all kinds of local fruits/veggies and other appetizing stuff alongwith some souvenir items. There are cobblestone streets with money exchange centers, ATM's, restaurants, shops etc.
Overall a very different sight and worth a visit if you have a day to spare. If you enjoy the old world charm then its a must see place. Some pictures are attached to my review here to give a feel for what the place is like!

Visited April 2014
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Shanghai, China
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“Beautiful and quiet town”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I liked this old colonial style town, it was like traveling back time when I strolled along the rocky street, which reminded my time in Antigua in Guatemala, and Trinidad in Cuba.

Visited April 2014
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“Very hot, not much to see, expensive”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

We went there for a day trip from Medellin.

After leaving Medellin, once on the other side of the mountain range the climate changes significantly with much drier vegetation, and the temperature starts to climb, becoming unpleasant when arriving in Santa Fe.

We had a walk in the main plaza and took pictures.

When we asked for a tour of the city in "motoraton" we were given a price of COP27,000 for a short tour excluding the bridge, which is more than three times what we paid in nicer places like Guatape or Jardin for example for a full hour tour. A local friend tried to negociate to price to a reasonable value in vain. We could not see the value in the price given.

We walked through the streets surrounding the main square checking the architecture of old houses and another plaza.

But the heat, prices and perceived lack of things to see, made us return to Medellin by midday.

All in all, the only disappointing trip in an otherwise great Colombia discovery so far.

I recommend to give Santa Fe a miss.


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