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Guarne Colombia is a municipality located in the East suregión Antioquia department. Bordered on the north by the municipalities of Copacabana, Girardota and San Vicente, on the east by San Vicente, the south by the municipality of Rio Negro and the west by the municipality of Medellín. Its head is 25 kilometers from the city of Medellin, capital of Antioquia. The municipality covers an area of 151 square kilometers.
Church of Our Lady of Candelaria Chapel of Santa Ana, built in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a National Monument Convent of the Sisters of Santa Ana Abbey of Our Lady of the Epiphany.
Ecological Destinations:
Archaeological sites in the villages of La Peña, La Piedra, El Roble and Forest Majority Rosario in La Honda Guatapé The Rock of Alto de la Virgen Lagoon Ecological Parks Guarne.

The gastronomic offer is very peculiar Guarne the village: Wines of apple, passion fruit, and onion. Mangarracho (pandequeso sour), the cream or pandequeso capio, the rolls (similar to sweet panderitos) and pastries in the village Yolombal.

The best time to go:
On Fiestas de la Cabuya end of the year. or in Fiestas Patronales in February that are dedicated to the saints of town but are filled of folklore as well as things to do around town and Semana Santa, with no fixed date in March or April celebrations in the month of February

About history: As in the whole region surrounding this district in eastern Antioquia, Tahamíes Indians were the first settlers of the territory of Guarne, like the Caribs who came from the Nare River. In 1541 Guarne discovers Alvaro Mendoza, and finding no gold back Aburrá Valley. In 1640, Captain Fernando del Toro Zapata (Remedios) and the Spanish Diego Beltran del Castillo reached Guarne also in search of gold. The first settlers of the new Ibero-American culture Guarne were slaves. Guarne in 1757 is raised to the Party status-dependent Rionegro. In 1814 the dictator Juan del Corral creates Guarne Township. In 1989 the telegraph set in 1926 comes the tram. Guarne is currently the gate east of Medellin in Medellin-Bogota highway, and farm district has full recreation and relaxation.
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