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.
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.Learn more
Our half-day coffee private tour is a 2019 & 2021 Travelers' Choise Award Winner, the highest honor TripAdvisor can give. We assure you, you will never think the same about coffee after taking this coffee tour with us. So the question is: Is there a coffee plantation tour close to Medellin that can be done in half a day? Of course there is! And we designed it thinking of your needs and budget. It is only 30 minutes away from El Poblado and though it is near Medellin, the scenery is absolutely different and spectacular. The coffee production stages you will see and participate in this coffee tour are: • Planting the seeds • Picking the ripe beans selectively • Depulping • Fermenting and washing • Drying • Threshing • Roasting • Grinding • Packing With all the knowledge you receive in this tour we ensure you will be in capacity of running your own coffee farm in the future, imagine how detailed it is. Look no more and book now, we are available everyday!Book this experience
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El Retiro is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department, Colombia. Part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia. The Lycée Français de Medellin, a French international school, has its campus in El Retiro.Learn more
Welcome to the most delicious and complete food tour in Medellin. Our food tour takes place in the evening so it conveniently fits in with your tight trip schedule. In this tour, we try the most popular street food and local delicacies eaten daily by the people of Medellin as well as our local liquor and typical meals from our region. You will also have a taste of how our night life is since we have a shot in a traditional bar. In our last stop you get to visit a farm where we will have the main dish home-cooked as we interact with the farmers. We have planned this tour so thoroughly that you will have an opportunity to try most of what local cuisine has to offer, without having indigestion. Please read the description so you can see that this food tour includes almost everything you'd like to try from our cuisine in only 3.5 hours. Think no more and book now, we promise you it will be an unforgettable great experience.Book this experience
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San Jerónimo is a town and municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia.Learn more
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La Ceja del Tambo, often called simply La Ceja, is a town and municipality in the Antioquia Department of Colombia. It is part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia.Learn more
In-depth Downtown ride and the best of the current transformation! Explore all the main Downtown attractions in just 4 hours, while skipping the traffic and getting fully immersed in the dynamics of our city. You will get a complete picture of Medellín by learning about its history, but also witnessing the current transformation in the cultural district and the most astonishing park in town. Complete this experience with a coffee tasting inside a roasting factory and a delicious mix of our best fruits in a fresh juice.Book this experience
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The Rock of Guatape is a landmark inselberg in Colombia. It is located in the town and municipality of Guatapé, Antioquia. It is also known as The Stone of El Peñol, or simply La Piedra or El Peñol, as the town of El Peñol, which borders Guatapé, has also historically claimed the rock as their own and thus has led to different names for the site.Learn more Book this experience
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The Rock of Guatape, or simply La Piedra or El Peñol, is a landmark inselberg also known as The Stone of El Peñol, in Colombia. It is located in the town and municipality of Guatapé, Antioquia.Learn more Book this experience
Enjoy an impressive ATV tour just 30 minutes from the city of Medellin and live a pleasant experience of beautiful landscapes, mountains and forests. NOT ONE: The ATV tour should be done following the following suggestions 1.Maximum speed cannot reach 30km / h 2.ATV does not mean being an extreme tour 3.Always follow the instructions in the ATV guide 4. Tricks, turns or swirls are not allowed. 5. Any damage suffered by bad driving or any omission on the rules, will be paid by the customer.Book this experience
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Guatapé is a town and municipality in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. It is a part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia and is located 79 kilometres away from Medellín.Learn more
Raft Calderas river, a clear green river that carves through untouched Colombian rainforest. Start the adventure in Medellin and drive for 2 hours to playa loca, located in the municipality of Cocorna, via Medellin-Bogota highway. Once there, we prepare the boats for the raft in Calderas river of 2.5 hours with class III/IV rapids and beautiful waterfalls. We make a stop for taking some snacks and enjoy of the river, the we continue with the rafting activity until we arrive to our finish point in the bridge of Calderas river. This rafting experience is beyond just paddling whitewater, it’s a fascinating journey into the heart of Colombia’s most untouched rainforest.Book this experience
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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.
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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