High in the coffee-growing region of southwestern Antioquia lies the charming town of Jerico, an authentic stronghold of highland culture where visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating rural traditions of the Paisas’ inhabitants.
Thanks to its elegant Republican-era architecture, it is a pleasure to walk through the center of Jerico. Take the time to pause and sample the town’s award-winning coffee at one of the many gourmet cafés.
Jerico is known as the Athens of the Southwest, given the progress and culture of its people. It’s also called the “most beautiful town of Antioquia” for its topography, colonial style and landscapes. This magical municipality is the cradle of the carriel, where the best saddle makers compete for to produce the highest quality leather goods. These handmade pieces often include unique features such as perfect embroidery, precise finishes and the presence of bright colors.
Climb El Salvador Hill, along the stone path you will reach a huge statue of Christ the Redeemer and you will be ready to enjoy the magnificent views of the city and mountains full of farms on the horizon.
Jerico is surrounded by breathtaking nature, spaces like the Natural Park Las Nubes and its Botanical Garden and their landscapes. It is also a destination for religious tourism for its Museum of Religious Art and its many historic churches.