Guided tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour
Guided tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

From US$ 21.42 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


  • 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.

  • 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

    Please do not use the address listed in the booking. The activity provider is 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 as the activity provider is working on trying to get the correct address for the metro station.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Camera
    • 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 687 reviews

    Review summary

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    The guide is great and shared a lot of information about comuña 13 and how it has changed over the years. You’ll take metro and cable cart together with the group. I’m not giving full five stars just because I wished we had more time to walk around and enjoy the streets. However, I 100% recommend it.

    February 21, 2023

    We signed up for this tour literally 1.5 hours beforehand, so our expectations weren't set very high. It turned out to be an outstanding tour. Our guide was spirited and knowledgable about the Communa. On top of that, the tour intentionally incorporated public transit - the local cable car as well as one of the busses that serve the Communa. Little factors like this really help you feel like you're experiencing the community instead of merely gawking at it from afar

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    February 19, 2023

    The afternoon tour to Comuna13 was very interesting. Since it was midweek, there weren't too many tourists on the streets. It was very surprising how touristy it has become. Everywhere you see bars and small local restaurants. The graffiti seems to be more and more in the background. All in all a good tour to get to know the area and learn about the history. The graffiti is of course incredibly beautiful!

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    February 11, 2023

    Product ID: 283367