If you are traveling through Antioquia, Jericó cannot be left out of your list of places to visit in Antioquia.
As this colorful municipality, in addition to being a Colombian Heritage Town, is the manufacturing site of the famous carriel that distinguishes Antioquia.
It was also the birthplace of the Holy Mother Laura Montoya, in case you are interested in religious tourism in Colombia
(Antioquia in general is an excellent destination for this type of tourism).
To tell you a little more
Jericho has many hidden treasures so you won’t have enough time to discover them; never reaches time.
So if you do not know how to get to Jericho and everything you have to do in this beautiful municipality, keep reading that we have a complete guide to Jericho here.
How to get to Jericho?
Jericó is located in the department of Antioquia, about an hour and a half from Medellín, the capital of the department.
So to get to Jericó, the first thing you have to do in Medellín is go to the city’s transport terminal and Take a direct bus to Jericho, which has an approximate value of 25,000 COP.
What to do in Jericho?
Multiple activities for all tastes is all there to do in Jericho.
Starting you can walk its streets and admire its beautiful architecture characteristic of the Antioquia colonization, with its colorful wooden balconies and decorated with flowers and plants.
Then you can go to the Cathedral of Jericho, an imposing structure of a very particular style and that stands imposing before the view of all the inhabitants and visitors. Similarly.
Throughout the town you have other equally beautiful churches to visit such as the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Church of San Fracisco ‘La Pollita’.
As for museums in Jericó
you find the Museum of Religious Art that is located under the cathedral and houses important ancient pieces brought from Spain and which bear witness to those times in the colony.
Also, there is the house where the Holy Mother Laura Montoya was born, and very close to there is the ‘Maja’ Museum of Anthropology and Arts.
This interests you:
Where you find archaeological items and objects typical of the region and that are closely related to the history of Jericho.
- And if you want to know more about the history of the municipality, we recommend you visit the Jericó History Center, where you will learn a lot about it.
Jericó is very famous for the carriel, which is made in this municipality, so one of the unmissable things to do in Jericó is to visit the Guarnielería and observe the process of making this accessory typical of the paisa culture.
Then, head to the Los Balsos Botanical Garden, and continue on your way to El Morro.
A mountain where the statue of Cristo Rey is located, which closely resembles the corcovado by its position and marvel at the impressive view obtained from here of the town.
It is in this same place where every August the Comet Festival is celebrated, so if you go during these dates take advantage and go fly your kite.
Recommendations to visit Jericó
If you are going to visit Jericó, try to bring sunscreen because although the weather is temperate.
The sun beats down very hard, also try to wear shoes, your tennis shoes or comfortable shoes to be able to walk for a long time, since you are going to want to visit all its streets and alleys.
You can not stop eating their famous and typical desserts and much less stop having a delicious cup of coffee in the main square of the town.