Discovering the Charm of Guatapé:

Exploring its Zócalos and Traditions

By Astrid Saldarriaga.

Welcome to Guatapé, a magical town located in the Antioquia region of Colombia, where rich history and culture intertwine with the natural beauty of its landscapes. Among the many attractions that Guatapé has to offer, its zócalos stand out as a distinctive symbol of the local identity.


In our exciting Free Tour Zócalos, we want to take you on a fascinating journey through the cobblestone streets of this charming town, where each zócalo tells a unique story. Our main purpose is to immerse you in the essence and everyday stories of Guatapé, while you discover the magic hidden behind these colorful ceramic tales.


During our tour, you will have the opportunity to walk along Duque Street, Zea Street, El Recuerdo Street, and the Zócalo Square, among other iconic places. Our team of local guides will be delighted to share with you the stories and anecdotes that have shaped the identity of this town. As residents of Guatapé ourselves, we know the details and secrets that can only be passed down through word of mouth.


The starting point of our adventure is Guatapé’s main park, where we will welcome you in the main square, just in front of the church atrium. Our yellow shirts will make us easily recognizable. From there, you will delve into the historical charm of Guatapé, exploring the zócalos that adorn the facades of houses. Each zócalo is a small work of art, a window into the history and traditions of this picturesque town.


One of the highlights of our tour is Zea Street, where the history of the municipality intertwines with the fascinating family stories that have left their mark on this place. Walking along this street is like traveling back in time and immersing yourself in the lives of past generations.


Our Free Tour is a unique experience where you determine its value. At the end of the tour, you will have the freedom to individually and objectively assess the guide’s work and the experience you have had, deciding the payment you consider fair. You will find us available from Monday to Saturday at the church atrium, easily identifiable by our eye-catching shirts. If you plan to visit us on Sunday, we recommend making a reservation in advance to secure your participation.


In Guatapé, there is much more to discover beyond the zócalos. This destination offers a variety of activities for all tastes, from boat rides on its beautiful reservoir to nature hikes that will take you to breathtaking waterfalls. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine, where traditional flavors blend with modern influences.


In conclusion, Guatapé is a place full of history, culture, and natural beauty. Our Free Tour Zócalos is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of this charming town, while getting to know the stories that have left a mark on its cobblestone streets. Join us on this exciting adventure and discover the authentic charm of Guatapé!

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