Guatape, a small town of 6,000 people two hours by bus outside Medellin. Situated on a massive lake dotted with numerous small islands and tiny peninsulas jutting out, the area is a place of calm and iconic beauty.Local legend has it that "La Piedra," which translates into English as "The Rock," was placed here by alien beings, which makes me chuckle as I suggest to the native relating the story that Guatape's marketing department could come up with something more credible, something along the likes of Pablo Escobar (who owned a villa in the area) imported the massive rock/ mountain from Italy as an act of sheer amusement.
|La Piedra- imported by Pablo Escobar from Italy, or brought by aliens?|
The jury is still out
Fish is the most readily available cuisine, and given that Guatape sits on the lake and has several fish farms near, the math adds up.
You'll find the residents of this pueblo friendly and kind.
|on the lake|
|Men partaking in drink- note decorative wall|
|getting ready for a Christmas play?|
|note the decorative walls again|
There is a Catholic church in every town in Colombia
|view of La Piedra from the lake|