Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to one of South America’s most captivating destinations? Picture yourself strolling through vibrant streets characterized by street art, savoring the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and immersing yourself in a city that has transformed itself from a turbulent past into a thriving hub of innovation and culture. Welcome to the inspiring Medellin City! Delve into this charming city which hosts a variety of activities and attractions for nature lovers or culture enthusiasts of all ages, tastes, and budgets. 

Medellin’s transformation 

It is renowned as one of the most innovative cities in the world and a model of city transformation through the authority’s investments in infrastructure and public education. Because of that, it successfully overcame the violence and inequality suffered during the early 90s, due to a drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar. Witness the modern metro and cable car system that connects the city’s neighborhoods, offering breathtaking views while you learn more about the city’s insights. 

Participate in the iconic tour in La Comuna 13, once considered one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods, which has undergone a remarkable change. Admire the vibrant street art mainly with graffiti as an expression of political communication and identity. Visit the first-world outdoor escalators. Also, support community-driven initiatives and their resilient spirit that contributed to the neighborhood’s development. 

Guatapé magical town 

Experience the truly Garcia Marquez Magical Realism in Guatapé. This charming mountainous town is one of the favorite places in the Antioquia department, featured by the largest Colombian water reservoir amidst the town, where you can take a boat ride or try outdoor sports,  such as water bikes, and jet skis, among others. Besides, visit the Guatapé boardwalk viewpoints to appreciate the surrounding scenery.  Likewise, get captivated by the bright-colored building facades that showcase local history and culture through carved drawings or paintings called Zocalos. One of the main sites to observe them is the traditional Memory Street. As well as try a delicious Paisa snack in the Zocalos Square. In addition, go around the iconic Peñol Boulder in Guatapé, a monolith of 220 meters high, considered one of the famous attractions in the area. Climb the staircase of 740 steps to reach the top and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views.

Coffee farm complete experience 

Moreover,  Medellin is an authentic paradise for coffee lovers, surrounded by different coffee crops, a wide range of cafeterias, and shops of the finest Colombian coffee. During the journey, visitors can learn about its cultivation and process. Also, they are allowed to take part in the process of harvesting, then roasting and grinding to obtain the best cup of it. Additionally, participate in coffee tastings and savor the unique flavors and aromas of the region. 

You can visit Medellin all year as its weather seems to be an eternal spring. One of the recommended experiences you can’t miss is the Flowers Festival, which takes place every year, for ten days, from the end of July to the first week of August. Witness the Silleteros Parade,  the local farmers carry in their backs bright-colored decorated chairs with several flowers. Also, you can enjoy horseback riding, concerts, live music, and delicious Colombian food. 

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Published in August 2023