Top Things to Do in Jerico, Colombia

Top Things to Do in Jerico, Colombia, Jerico, Colombia (B)

Jericó is a beautiful small town in Antioquia that makes a great off-the-beaten path travel destination in Colombia. As tourism develops throughout the country, Jericó is one destination where you can still experience authentic, traditional culture. We hope you enjoy the following guide to Jerico, Colombia for independent travelers!

Known to locals as the birth place of Colombia’s first and only canonized saint, Madre Laura, Jericó has much more to offer than religious significance. The surrounding countryside is absolutely stunning with family-owned coffee farms and waterfalls. The town is rooted in art, with more painting, wood-work, leather crafts, music, and other artisans than you would ever expect in such a small population.

The town itself is full of color. Its colonial and traditional architecture remains well preserved, earning Jerico an official designation as a pueblo patrimonio. 

Jericó (pronounced heh-ree-KOH) is about 3.5 hours by bus from Medellin (soon to be shorter, with improved highways). While it’s technically possible to visit in a day, we highly recommend doing an overnight trip from Medellin. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Jerico, Colombia
Guide Location: Colombia » Jerico
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Chang
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cristo Salvador viewpoint
  • Jardin Botanico
  • Jerico’s main square
  • Templo Inmaculado Corazon de Maria
  • Bomarzo
  • Cerro Las Nubes
  • Saturia Cafe
  • Paseos A Caballo Jerico
  • Nube Extrema
  • Casa Museo de Santa Laura
  • Centro de Historia
  • Museo de Arte Religioso
  • Museo Antropologico y de Arte (MAJA)
  • BalancEnergy
  • Isabel Parilla
  • La Gruta
  • Tomatitos Pizza & Parilla
  • Cafe Don Rafa
  • Bambu
  • Frutos Rojos
  • Pollo Loco
  • Meson de la Poeta
  • El Despertar
  • Cabanas y Flores Finca Hotel
  • Las Cometas
  • Casa Coffee Jerico