Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena

Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena

Enjoy the Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena that begins with a cable trip to the Arví Eco Tourist Regional Park; know all about the preparation of the saddles and the Silletera Culture visiting a peasant family of silletero origin.

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Description of Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena

Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena

Meet the best of Medellín at La Fería de las Flores

Medellin It is distinguished by being one of the best producers of flowers in the country, because of its Flower Fair; which can you live in the corregimiento of st. Helen, where we will enjoy all the silletera tradition, anecdotes, stories, culture and we will also learn to elaborate the traditional saddles that deceive the streets of Medellin in the traditional Silleteros parade; in which the participants in the annual flower fair use $600,000 flowers to create giant images of animals, people and objects.

He Arví Eco Tourist Regional Park it is the ideal place to live the nature, located in the corregimiento of st. Helen Municipality of Medellin, can be reached by traveling in the Arví Tourist Cable 4.6 km long; during this tour you can enjoy the panoramic views of the city, the landscapes of the Eco Arví Tourist Park, the preparation of saddles, its history and anecdotes. Get to know the Silletera Culture closely visiting a peasant family of silletero origin resident in rural area of the Corregimiento, declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation.

Tour Duration: 6 HOURS

What includes? Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena

  • Transportation in special tourism vehicles.
  • Visit to a family estate of silletera tradition, in rural area of the corregimiento of st. Helen and learn about making saddles, their history, anecdotes, flower growing.
  • Mountain snack
  • Driver or companion guide during the tour.
  • Medical assistance card
  • Natural environment and tourist eco.
  • Spectacular panoramic views of the city of Medellin and landscapes of native forest

Not included

  • Expenses not specified in the plan

Silleteros Tour Itinerary in Santa Elena

Recommendations of Silleteros Tour in Santa Elena

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes & #8211; wear sunscreen, glasses, coat, cap or hat.
  • Prior reservation is required, bring a camera.
  • Be friendly with the environment, protect the architectural and cultural heritage, attend the guide's guidance, be punctual.
  • Take into account that the vehicle must meet a tourist route so it will travel through several hotels in the city, before starting the tour.
  • Always carry your Original Identity documents.
  • If you are going to make your payments by credit card, show the documentation that accredits you as the cardholder.
  • The output is subject to the operation of the Metro Cable of the Arví Park.


Silletera Culture in Medellín

The Silletera cultural manifestation brings together around 500 families - more than two thousand people - who carry peasant and artistic knowledge and practices around flowers and transport tools known as saddle and loader, which have been transmitted for several generations for approximately 150 years

Origin of the Silleteros Parade

In 1906 an entity called Public Improvement Society of Medellin held an event called “Annual Exhibition of Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables”, later in 1917 the “Flower Festival” as an activity focused on private and exclusive events for the wealthiest sector of the city.

The first Flower Fair, which lasted five days and began on May 1, 1957, was organized by the Office of Tourism and Development of Medellín, who invited 40 silleteros from st. Helen, which traditionally arrived on weekends to sell their products in different neighborhoods and churches of the city.

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    5 out of 5

    Excellent tour, to learn more about this culture of Medellín and to understand even more its popularity the city of eternal spring.

  • Ronald T.

    The tour was excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the farm, arrived on time and took a great tour at a reasonable price. I also recommend it to everyone.

  • David K.

    Did enjoy learning about the silleteros and the history, but felt that i only saw half of the story. Still, was pleasant and informative. Guide was knowledgeable.

  • David Dora

    This tour was awesome and especially with our tour guide. I requested an English speaking tour guide and he was great and was also very knowledgeable about the flower farm as well as many other facts and tours of the Medellin area. The farmer has been farming beautiful flowers in Santa Elena for almost 50 years and gave us a great tour of his property along with Elver who also knows a lot about them as well. The weather and the flowers were wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour.

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