Holly Week is one of the most special times for Colombians, it is a space for family reunion and spiritual strengthening for those who prefer it, and it is one of the most important inheritances left by Spanish colonialism. During this time, we see many artistic and cultural expressions whose tradition dates back centuries, and which are attractive to both believers and non-believers. In Feel Medellín we have some recommendations of tours so you can enjoy these special dates to the maximum.
Without any doubt, one of the most emblematic sites in terms of religious tourism is Jericó. This municipality located 3 hours from Medellín is known for its beautiful architecture, its coffee tradition and its great religious history. Jericó was the birthplace of the first Colombian saint, mother Laura Montoya, there is still her sanctuary, where she lived from 1940 until the day of her death, in this place you can learn more about her life and work, and her social work that make her an icon of religiosity in Colombia. In addition to this sanctuary Jericho has more than 20 beautiful temples. Also, due to the geographical location of Jericó, this municipality has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Antioquia, where you can appreciate the majesty of the mountains. All this you can live through Feel Medellin on the Jericó Tour on Holly Thursday.
One of the tours we recommend for Good Friday is the Ayacucho Color Tour where you can appreciate the combination of Street art, modern public transport and architectural beauty. Within this architectural beauty you will be able to visit the church Nuestra Señora del Sagadrado Corazón de Buenos Aires, which was constructed with a Neo-gothic style.
At the end of the tour you will find yourself in Medellín city center where you will be close to many beautiful churches that during Holy Week are the epicenter of religious cultural events. When making this tour you will be near the Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral, which is one of the 10 largest churches in the world, approximately 1,120,000 bricks were used and in 1982 it was declared a national monument of Colombia. You can also see other important churches in the city with a wide history, such as the Basílica Menor Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria located in the Berrio Park and the San Antonio Church located in the San Antonio Park and the Church of San Ignacio near the San José tram station.
Last but not least, Feel Medellín recommends for the Great Saturday is the Silletero Tour, located in Santa Elena at just 20 minutes away from Medellín using the metro system, there you will see the production process of the beautiful flowers that adorn all the churches during Holy Week. In this tour, you will be able to FEEL Medellín from the air in the Metrocable, enjoy an ecological walk through the forest, visit the farmers’ markets, appreciate flower crops and know first-hand the farmers culture who are the producers of the beautiful flowers.
We invite you to book all these three tours through our website www.feelmedellin.com, where you can also find many more tours to enjoy during holly week.