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Charming little but VERY colorful city

This city is a wonder to see! The colors, the people and the food. Such a gem of a delight to visit... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Marc B
Chicago, Illinois
Charming village with unique decorations

Guatape is famous for its Zocalos which decorate the base of almost all buildings. A professional... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Vienna, Virginia
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20 Jul 2017
“Charming little but VERY colorful city”
26 Mar 2017
“Charming village with unique decorations”
Altitude proposes unique trips to discover Guatape and its surrounding. We offer great deals with themed Tours: Discovery - Adventure - Cultural - Zen.. And many other tailor made ones. Altitude is a way to reconnect with yourself, with your...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle #9-18 Vereda Los Naranjos, Guatape, Colombia
+57 304 3889847
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This city is a wonder to see! The colors, the people and the food. Such a gem of a delight to visit and one day isnt enough to see and experience everything. I spend one full day there and could easily have spent three and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Guatape is famous for its Zocalos which decorate the base of almost all buildings. A professional Zocalo artist smilingly admitted that there is considerable social pressure to pay for one on your house. Initially, the local government subsidized them, but these days the owner bears...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very nice and cute town. All the street are painted in diffrent colors. Its very enjoyable just to walk there. But remember to be respectful to the people that live there, it's their houses. There is a square with a cathedral and a broadwalk. You...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Anastasia E
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

A lot of colours and a cosy athmosphere here in this street. You should go and have a coffee or a glass of wine at the plaza with the stairs in different colours. There are also smell shows around which sells beautiful stuff.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank MariPrM
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Beautiful little town of lovely colours and fascinating art on its buildings. Apparently the rule is that everyone has to decorate the lower walls of their houses. Decorations can reflect personal preferences, cultural or commercial motifs. Protected, the twon had to reinvent itself following the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This town is like non other and the people are some of the most welcoming, beautiful people in the world

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank cody b
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a darling village with an active, attractive plaza. It is known for its Zocalos--brightly painted decorations on the bottom of houses and shops which reveal the occupation or hobby of the owner/business. For example a baker on a bread shop, a truck on...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Well worth a trip from the airport or up fro Medellin. We enjoyed visiting the village in both day and evening hours while staying in a beautiful lakeside finca a few kilometers away. The brightly painted friezes on all the buildings, the narrow cobblestone streets,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Janet O
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very nice and calm village few hours from Medellin. We visited it during one-day trip to El Penon and surroundings. Nice coloured houses and architecture overall make very authentic impression.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Alexx52
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have driven from Medellin to Cali with stops in Armenia, Periera, Buga, Manzialles, Santa Fe de Antioquia and this is the most attractive village. I am impressed with all of the buildings and art work on each one. Cobblestone streets add to the uniqueness...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank BigDogPanama
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