A brief history about Armenia
Armenia was a hamlet initially inhabited by the Quimbayas, an extraordinary population with great skills for handiwork: they were experts in creating gold and ceramic objects. Several of these creations were kept in museums in different parts of the world since their expression is considered a work of art, called the "Treasure of the Quimbayas". These individuals lived under their own rules, until the 16th century when the Spaniards came to conquer the territory. The City of Armenia was founded then on October 14, 1889 by "Tigreros", a nickname belonging to the Spanish Jesús María Ocampo, along with 28 other Spaniards. They all saw the great potential of the land and initiated agricultural and livestock productions. This is how this city was positioning itself in the exchange of products with other cities. As a result, the economy grew on a large scale, becoming one of the cities with the highest coffee production in Colombia.