Guatape 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 colours with frescoes that seem to be taken out of children’s books.
According to Wikipedia, the name Guatapé comes from the Quéchua 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 references to the products sold by the shops, the beliefs of the residents, or the farming heritage of the community.
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