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Travel Guide of Medellin in Colombia by Influencers

Medellín, officially the Municipality of Medellín, is the second-largest city in Colombia, after Bogotá, and the capital of the department of Antioquia. It is located in the Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains in South America.

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Located at 5045 feet (1538 meters) above sea level in the heart of a valley, Medellin is the capital of the department of Antioquia. Nicknamed "city of eternal spring". Despite the dark years of Pablo Escobar's drug cartels, Medellin is today a sophisticated, green, and prosperous city that is the pride of its inhabitants. The pedestrian streets of the chic, residential El Poblado neighborhood offer a variety of fine stores and restaurants.

The cultural heritage is fascinating in Medellin. The Museum of Modern Art, the Municipal Library Network, the great artists Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gomez or the literature of the poets León de Greiff and Epifanio Mejia are among the most important cultural attributes of the capital of Antioquia.

The Plaza Botero, in the heart of the historic center, is a veritable open-air art gallery, where 23 sculptures of considerable size and recognizable style by the artist Fernando Botero are on display. In the same square is the Rafael Uribe Palace of Culture. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It is recommended to go up to the open terrace on the top floor, from where you will have a magnificent view of the city.

The Parque de las Luces is a forest of 300 towers up to 78 feet (24 meters) high that are illuminated every night. 

The Museum of Antioquia is one of the most influential museums in Medellin. It is located in the old municipal palace of Medellín and has a collection of more than 5,000 pieces, including indigenous objects and paintings by Botero. The Casa de la Memoria is a must-see if you want to learn more about the dark years of the Colombian conflict. Explora Park is a great place for families and children. This museum mixes science and culture very well. You will have many museums and cultural outings to choose from in Medellin.

Medellin is a city very rich in artistic activities, you will be surprised to see how the city has developed after years of negative notoriety, today it is a safe and very pleasant city, come and discover its architecture and its beautiful natural scenery.

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Although the city has undergone a significant transformation over the last few decades, the situation is still precarious. We recommend staying in the neighborhoods of El Poblado, Manila or Provenza. These areas are known to be safe and have lively nightlife. They are also close to the A subway line, which will give you access to all the points of interest in the city. Whether you choose to stay in a hostel, hotel or homestay, there is something for every taste and budget! NH Collection Medellin Royal, Hotel Poblado Plaza and Hotel Novotel Medellin El Tesor are very popular.

It is very easy to get around Medellin thanks to the transportation provided by the city.
Medellin has the best public transportation facilities in Colombia. Services run from 4 am to 11 pm on weekdays, and from 5 am to 10 pm on Sundays. The price of a trip is 2560 COP, and you will have access to all the city's lines, including the cable cars.
The efficiency of the metro has reduced the price of cabs in Medellin. A trip between El Poblado and the center will cost you only 12,000 COP. The Uber application is also very popular in Medellin and will allow you to reduce the cost of your trip.
The efficiency of the metro contrasts with that of the buses, where security is not present. A trip to the center will cost you 1750 COP.

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