Santa Fe de Antioquia Old Colonial Town Tour

Private full-day tour

Colonial settlement & traditional Antioquian towns

Exotic fruit tasting included

Feel the overflowing warmth and tradition of Antioquia

Wander through the cobblestone streets of what was once the district of Antioquia’s capital and admire the antiquity of this colonial settlement that seems frozen in time. Once you discover the origin of the independence movements of Antioquia and sample the rich, colorful fruit of the region, you’ll feel more immersed than ever in Colombia.

What you'll see

Church of San Jeronimo

Western Bridge

Villages of Robledo, San Cristobal, San Sebastian de Palmitas, Sucre, and Olaya

Main park of Santa Fe de Antioquia

City hall

Hotel Mariscal Robledo

Juan del Corral Museum

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Tour details

Tour details


All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $286
2 people $157
3 people $130
4 people $104

5 people $103
6 people $91
7 people $81
8 people $74
9 people $69
10 people $65

Departure times:


Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Medellín


Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)


8 hours

Group size:

1 – 15


• Private transportation and driver
• Bilingual guide
• Typical lunch
• Entrance to filigree jewelry workshop
• Fruit tasting
• Water
• Medical insurance

Not included:

Personal expenses & tips

What to bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

Overview of your tour

Just outside the western limits of Medellín lie numerous villages of Antioquia, preserved in time. These colonial settlements are physical reminders of Colombia’s rich backstory, and each has its own tale to spin. Robledo, known for its centralized park that once made it the best residential area of the city, is the first stop. San Cristobal hosts an impressive feline statue in its library park, a gift from the acclaimed Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

We’ll pass through the longest tunnel in South America, the Western Tunnel or the Fernando Gómez Martínez Tunnel, which sits right at 4.6 km. The picturesque San Sebastian de Palmitas awaits us with fresh mountain air, from which point we will continue to enjoy the fruits of the paisa labor, including its engineering feats (like the Western Bridge) and other architectural gems (like a variety of churches and the romantic Mariscal Robledo). It’s not just construction that sets Antioquia apart — it is also home to masters of filigree and incredible fruit cultivation. We’ll visit a jewelry workshop where you’ll have a unique opportunity to witness this magical art form come to life, and sampling exotic, tropical fruits will be the mango icing on the cake!

The real treasure, though, is walking through the streets of these precious locales and absorbing the history that thrives there, which your guide will interpret. Once you arrive back in Medellín, you’ll feel as though you stepped through a time portal back into the present day.

Good to know

If you’re looking to get out of the city and have a non-stop adventure, this tour is the perfect fit for you

This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the area

Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way well around the region

Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.

Frequently asked questions

All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.

We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).

We like to feature truly Colombian food on our tours to give our guests a good feel for the country in all aspects. However, if you have a dietary restriction, please let us know at the beginning of the tour and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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