Santa Fe de Antioquia
Santa Fe de Antioquia is a town in Antioquia. Located near the Cauca river about 50 miles northwest of Medellín. Its weather is hot year round, perfect for holidays or day trips. Santa Fe de Antioquia was founded in 1541 and many houses and churches are over 250 years old, making it the most well preserved colonial town in this part of the country. It was the capital of the Antioquia Department from 1813 until 1826, when Medellín was chosen as the new departmental seat.
Its name is commonly shortened to Antioquia by people from the region, it makes for a big confusion since it is the same name of the department (Think New York city and New York state).
The opening in 2006 of the Túnel de Occidente (Tunnel of the West, with almost 5 km is the largest for cars in South America), reduced the time and distance between the locality and Medellín. It shortened by 40 minutes the trip and new visitors arrive each weekend to explore and experience what was like to live life in Colonial town.
There is no airport in town. It is no possible to arrive into Santa Fe by boat.