Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pueblos del Café – Sasaima, Colombia

The town of Sasaima existed prior to the arrival of the Spanish Conquerors. The Sasaima Indians, a tribe of the Panache Nation, lived where the town of the same name lies today, where the Andés drops down towards the Magdalena River.

By 1840, after the conquest and Spanish colonial times, Sasaima's development had been associated with agriculture. Its prosperity really began when great coffee and cacao plantations were established. Now a day, over 50,000 acres are devoted to these crops.

The Colombian Architect and painter Fernando Turk Rubiano has painted a beautiful watercolor of this town. You can see his entire art collection at

With best regards,

Mariano Ospina

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