Photo courtesy of www.lafondadelpueblo.com
On top of the hill called Cerro Nutibara is a replica of a traditional Antioquian town, the Pueblito Paisa. A tourist destination to explore, it has its own chapel, mayor’s office, classroom, hall, barbershop, radio station, drugstore, a kitchen, gardens, restaurants and souvenir stores.
How do you go to this small town? You can ride the Metro and go down Industriales station. From there you can walk to the entrance of Cerro Nutibara. We walked until we reached the top of the hill. It was a bit of a long walk but it was doable. Cobblestones pathways and garden of flowers will greet you as you enter this quaint town of Pueblito Paisa.
Visit the museum displays at each rooms and you’ll see different antiques such as tables, iron, bed, telephone, etc. It was interesting to see these old collections and how some of their rooms and things were similar to what were used in Philippines in the olden days. It’s one of the things that are frequently visited here by locals and tourists alike.
Visit the chapel and say a little prayer while you’re there. It’s pretty small but it’s certainly beautifully decorated.
Once you’re done going around the museum and the chapel, you can recharge and have coffee or eat at this restaurant or for cheaper options, there are small stores also selling food from Bandeja Paisa to grilled corn. I love how these flowers are hanging from the balcony of the restaurant.
There are souvenir shops where you can buy shirts, bags, ponchos, etc. Best to choose one with the colors of Colombia for a good souvenir for your family or friends. One of the best things about this place? It’s the breathtaking view of Medellin city. It’s a good way to end your tour of Pueblito Paisa.
For more info on Pueblito Paisa, you may visit the following website:
Website: Pueblito Paisa