Juju Coelho na pedra El Peñol na cidade de Guatapé, na Colômbia.

Meet the Vibrant City of Guatapé, Colombia

Guatapé is an Andean beach town in northwestern Colombia, known for its vast natural reservoir and the famous Pedra del Peñol.

The graceful town of Guatapé, known for its colorful houses and neoclassical architecture, is just a village near Medellín with very few inhabitants, but for its charm many tourists who seek to know a little more of the traditional customs of Colombia.

The color of the city is given by the cheerful paintings on the walls in a technique with reliefs, the known sockets, that permeate the city since the century. XX, which made the residents there known as Pueblo de Zócalos.

Juju Coelho em visita a cidade de Guatapé, na Colômbia.
Juju Coelho visits the city of Guatapé, Colombia.

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Ruas da cidade de Guatapé, na Colômbia.
Streets of the city of Guatapé, Colombia.
Juju Coelho em visita a cidade de Guatapé, na Colômbia.
Juju Coelho visits the city of Guatapé, Colombia.

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The city offers some attractions besides the Zócalos, among them boat trips and, most famously, the ascent in the stone El Peñol.

El Peñol is a giant granite rock southwest of the 220-meter-high city that, from the top, provides a panoramic view of the city and the artificial dam that surrounds it, but there are 650 tiresome steps up to where it is possible to enjoy the view, which is worth without any doubts!

El Penon, na cidade de Guatapé
El Penon, in the city of Guatapé.
Juju Coelho na pedra El Peñol na cidade de Guatapé, na Colômbia.
Juju Coelho on the stone El Peñol in the town of Guatapé, Colombia.

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Vista da represa do El Peñol, em Guatapé.
View of the El Peñol dam in Guatapé.

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