Guatapé is a small town that lies at the foot of El Peñol, just some 80 Km from Medellin. It’s one of those little pueblos that has developed its own particular style, here all the houses are painted in bright beautiful colors with frescoes that seem to be out of children’s books.
According to Wikipedia, the name Guatapé comes from the Quechua language and it relates to “stones and water”.
Even the church is painted in bright and contrasting colours. The different motifs of the frescoes on the houses’ walls are related to the products sold by the shops, the beliefs of the residents, or the farming heritage of the community.
Even this fountain that is on one of the side streets seems to be out of some fairy-tale!
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