Essentials and Historic Tour

Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Essentials and Historic Tour
Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

About this trip


Meet your guide and begin the tour in an air-conditioned bus as you head to your first destination, Cerro Nutibara and Pueblito Paisa. Here you will have incredible 360 degree view of the city and the Aburrá Valley. Sitting at the top of this hill is a replica town square commonly found in towns all over Antioquia. Learn about the architecture, culture, and daily life in town squares of the Paisa region.

After taking in breathtaking views you'll travel by bus to Medellin's downtown. Here you will learn about the rich history and culture of Medellinas as you walk through Botero Plaza, Park Bolivar Plaza, Parque Berrio, the pedestrian street of La Junin, and San Antonio. Visit the sculpture garden of Colombia's most renowned artist, Botero, and take in the energy and vibrant street life of the downtown area. Browse the thousands of shops and street vendors and take the opportunity to try some exotic Colombian fruit and local food from street vendors.

Next you will board the train and travel through some of the oldest, most representative neighborhoods of Medellin, such as Buenos Aires. Leave the train for a guided walking tour and witness how the public transportation system in Medellin transformed this area into a vibrant, middle class neighborhood teaming with cafes, eateries, shopping centers, and bakeries. Along this route you will see the outdoor gallery of more than 30 murals and graffiti that the city of Medellin commissioned to tell the urban story of transformation and change the city has seen.

Take the cable car to the very outskirts of Medellin to areas that were inaccessible to outsiders until recently. You will learn the violent history of these neighborhoods and how the cable car system, the first ever of its kind to be used as mass transportation, transformed violent, lawless areas of Medellin into tranquil, beautiful neighborhoods integrated into the greater Medellin area.

What’s included

  • Trasport
  • Public Transport Fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food and Drink
  • Tips

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