Guided tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

From US$ 21.59 per person

Explore the Comuna 13 district, learn about the troubled history of Medellín while checking out amazing street art and meeting artists and local residents in the community.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the most colorful neighborhood in Medellín and pictures of the graffiti walls
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the cable cars
  • Take a ride on the metro across the city like a local
  • Interact with local residents
Full description

Discover Medellín's Comuna 13 district on a guided tour with a local. Enjoy stunning views of the city from a cable car, learn about the local street artists, and hear how this formerly dangerous area has evolved.

Meet your guide in the metro station to begin the tour and experience Medellín like a local. Learn all about the stations and key points in the city, as well as how the metro system helped shape the new Medellin. When arriving at the connecting station, hop on a cable car up the hill. As you go, admire the panoramic views of the city and find out about its evolving history and troubled past. At the top, take a short ride on the bus toward the Comuna 13 district. At Comuna 13, the real fun begins. An enthusiastic guide will explain all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of the new Medellín. You will have time to take in all the amazing street art and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views.

Listen to insights about Medellín, hear interesting stories from the guides, meet locals and learn about the library that works as a community center before returning to Poblado metro station.

Includes
  • Metro tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • English and Spanish-speaking experienced guides
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Attention: Do not use the address listed, in the booking, we are trying to correct it. The guide will be waiting at the 'Estación Poblado del metro' steps from the ticket counter at Cl. 10, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. Look for your guide in front of the religious display by the big windows. "Estación Poblado del metro" meeting point... Google maps, Uber or Taxi. The North entrance. Do not use the address listed in the booking, we are working on trying to get the correct address for the metro station.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Don't forget to charge you camera and wear comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 598 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Our tour through Comuna 13 was the highlight of our trip to Medellin! Oscar was an amazing guide and it was clear how much he loves his city and the people in it. This tour would be great to take at the beginning of your trip because it introduces you to the city’s public transportation system and makes it much less overwhelming to travel around town on your own. Highly recommend!

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    November 9, 2022

    Walter was the best guide! We were nervous about the tour because we weren’t sure how much we were going to appreciate the grafiti, but it was AMAZING. The art is incredible and the tour was so much fun! We got to experience some music and dancing from Medellín as well which was a highlight. The metro cables were also very cool but a small part of the tour.

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    September 5, 2022

    Sebastian our guide was the best. Knowledgeable, passionate, friendly, and super helpful. He clearly knew the facts about this fascinating comuna and displayed a clear understanding of its history. Most importantly he cares about how people view his country, it’s people, and culture. He has a journalist background and you could tell by the depth of his answers. He never shied away even encouraged difficult questions. I for one come away with a deep appreciation for the people whom he represents so well. The tour is well paced and takes you through the metro and bus system which is a unique experience itself. This was the highlight of my time in Medellin. Do not hesitate to book and make sure you ask for Sebastian.

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    August 29, 2022

    Product ID: 283367