Anserma

Anserma is a town in the coffee region of Colombia and part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. It’s one of the oldest towns in the country, founded in 1539. I spend a lot of time in Anserma because Marisol’s parents live there.

Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Anserma

 

Anserma

The town is built on top of a hill and has some very steep streets. The main streets are filled with all kinds of shops, restaurants, and cafés.

A street in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

A street in Anserma

 

Upper Plaza

One plaza at the top of the hill has a very nice church and an obelisk. The entertainment zone of La Avenida also begins here.

Upper plaza in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Upper plaza

Upper church in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Upper church

Obelisk in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Obelisk

 

Lower Plaza

Another plaza a bit down the hill contains some historic buildings and the most beautiful church in town. It’s surrounded by a few colonial buildings.

Lower plaza in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Lower plaza

Lower plaza in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Lower plaza

Lower church in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Lower church

Lower plaza in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Lower plaza

 

Galería

Between the two plazas is Galería. It’s a big market building in the center with jeeps lined up around it. They come and go to other nearby town filled with passengers, bags of coffee, and other goods.

Galería in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Galería

 

Indigenous Monument

A little further on the outskirts of town, near a big recreational area, is a monument to the indigenous people of the area, the Ancermas.

Indigenous monument in Anserma, Caldas, Colombia

Indigenous monument

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