Santa Fe de Antioquia Basics

Santa Fe de Antioquia, one of Colombia’s Pueblos de Patriomonio, is a great place to make a day trip from Medellín or for an overnight stay. There are lots of hotels to choose from and some good restaurants.


Portón del Parque

We had a delicious lunch at Portón del Parque. This restaurant served typical Colombian dishes in a beautiful colonial home with high ceilings. Caricature portraits lined the walls from nearly floor to ceiling. There was also a nice courtyard in the middle with more seating. Food was reasonably priced between COP$15,000 and COP$30,000 per dish.

Portón del Parque in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Portón del Parque

Bandeja Paisa at Portón del Parque in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Bandeja Paisa at Portón del Parque


La Comedia

Another nice place to eat is La Comedia. They have a nice varied selection on the menu and good service. Prices are reasonable.

Spaghetti at La Comedia in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Spaghetti at La Comedia


Food Court

A small food court is located in the mall next to the cathedral. There are a few restaurants to choose from, including pizza, ceviche, traditional Colombian, and more. I had a decent pizza from the pizza place.

Food court in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Food court


Hotel Caserón Plaza

For accommodation, I can recommend Hotel Caserón Plaza. It sits on Plaza Mayor and was once the home of the mayor. During the low season, we stayed at the hotel and got a comfortable double room with air conditioning and wifi for COP$127,000 (as of December 2015). A single room with A/C in the low season cost me COP$80,000 (as of July 2017). The pool is also a refreshing way to get out of the heat.

Hotel Caserón Plaza in Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Hotel Caserón Plaza


Getting There

To get to Santa Fe, you can take a bus from Terminal del Norte in Medellín. It cost us COP$12,000 per person and took about two hours with all the stops. Buses leave Santa Fe for Medellín just a few blocks from Plaza Mayor.

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