El Retiro a place to visit and live better
El Retiro is a municipality that is located in the eastern department of Antioquia and only 30 minutes from Medellín, making it the closest city, it is considered a paradise where you can enjoy a temperate climate, crystal clear waters, fertile lands and of cultural and natural attractions that adorn all around. El Retiro an excellent housing option, thanks to its pleasant country and natural environment, and its proximity to Medellin making it a good option for daily mobility to the city. An environment full of pure air and above all tranquility waiting for you and your family.
This wonderful place full of charms, is not only distinguished by its natural and hydric wealth, but also by “its beautiful colonial architecture, with baroque and republican accents where the central plaza was built with its temple, cural house and the House of Government and where now, almost 200 years later, “The Latin American Monument to Freedom” is erected, a symbol of the history of a people that pioneered the defense of human rights humans. At the same time, it is a municipality recognized by the artisan tradition in the production of wood, which is transformed into exquisite works of art, by the hands of expert carpenters in different styles and designs of excellent quality, which makes it a main source for the economy of this territory, and also, it stands out for its agriculture in products such as avocados, this being the main export product.
El Retiro is full of special places to make plans any day of the week, such as: Los Salados Ecological Park that offers spaces for sport fishing and in general for the enjoyment of the whole family; there is also the San Sebastián de la Castellana Ecological Reserve that has several viewpoints and the La Mina ravine; the Park of water and wood a perfect place to walk or exercise in symphony with nature; the Hacienda Fizebad that lends its facilities to perform all kinds of events and has a large collection of orchids; the Parador
touristic Tequendamita where the “La Chuscala” canyon is spotted in a beautiful waterfall of 20 meters. In the same way, you can carry out activities such as camping, horseback riding and ecological tours by horseshoe trails, and bird watching.
On the other hand, among the cultural sites that are worth knowing, are the chapel and museum of Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Joseph considered cultural heritage, the House Museum that transmits its history and identity and the municipal theater Lázaro Villa Cadavid.
The most popular festivities of this town are: the patron saint festivities held in October, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, the national gatherings of dulzaina and folkloric dance, the fair of furniture and wood and the feast of the negritos that is “a of the most traditional and colorful that are celebrated in the department of Antioquia, and that, in the middle of popular tablados, horseback riding, orchestras, comparsas and events sports, commemorates the first liberation of the slaves. “