Friday, 1 May 2015

Santa Fe de Antioquia Colombia - 1st May 2015

Santa Fe de Antioquia is a municipality in the Antioquia DepartmentColombia. The city is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of Medellín, the department capital. It has a population of approximately 23,000 inhabitants.
Founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo as Villa de Santafé on the western bank of the Cauca River, in 1545 it received the coat of arms and the title of City of Antioquia from King Philip II of Spain. It was elevated to the status of parish in 1547 by the bishop of Popayán. It changed its name in 1584 when it became the capital of Antioquia. It was a mining town from its beginnings and the gold mining operation has been the base of its economy.
Its cathedral was constructed in 1799 and elevated to Diocese of Antioquia in 1804 by Pope Pius VII. In 1813 Antioquia was declared a sovereign and independent state with Santa Fe as its capital, a status it maintained until 1826, when Medellín was chosen as the new departmental seat. Due to the state of conservation of its colonial architecture, it was declared a national monument in 1960.

Río Cauca

Family and Friends

Yarumo Blanco Tree
Blue Tanager
Town Square with the Cathederal in the back ground
Street Market
Motor Taxi

Smoked Chorizo

My favourite beer in Colombia
Deep fried Pig's intestines