Take this Medellin City Tour and discover one of the most impressive cities in Colombia. Lear how this city has transformed itself from one of the most dangerous in the world, to a safe and innovative place.
What: Medellin City Tour
Duration: Around 8 hours
What´s included in this Medellin City Tour:
1. Professional English-speaking guide.
2. Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
3. Typical Lunch in Comuna 13
Medellin is one of the most amazing cities in Colombia. It is not only a modern and innovative city but is also the best example of this country’s recovery from the violent times.
This Medellin City Tour is divided in 2 parts: in the morning you will take traditional city tour, and, in the afternoon, you will visit Comuna 13.
Our English-speaking guide will pick you up in your hotel at 08:30 AM and take you on a an unforgettable full-day tour of Medellin, the city of the eternal spring.
The tour starts in Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a traditional small town of this department. Here, you can admire the typical large whitewashed houses adorned with beautifully painted doors. Also, you will see how a traditional church and town hall look like.
Then, your next stop will be at Plaza Botero, right in the centre of Medellín. Here, you are going to discover the unique style of Fernando Botero, one of Colombia´s most famous artists.
While you admire the sculptures with their disproportioned body parts, your guide will tell you about Fernando Botero’s art style and influence, as well as his sense of humour and irony.
After having visited that amazing plaza, this Medellin City Tour continues by taking you to the best example of recovery and improvement in Colombia: Comuna 13 Neighbourhood.
Comuna 13 is an area that was once considered the most dangerous neighbourhood of whole Colombia, but that has managed to shake his dark and violent past away.
Your guide will teach you about its crude history and about its road to recovery. Nowadays, this place has become a humble but lively neighbourhood with beautiful street art and boiling with social innovation.
Our expert guide, who is originally from this neighbourhood, will share her broad knowledge with you. She will also point out some of the most important places of changes and tell you why Medellín became the world’s ‘Most Innovative City’ in 2013.