Private tour

Medellín: Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour

4.8 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Epic tours Medellin

Medellín: Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour

Activity provider: Epic tours Medellin

From US$ 34 per person

Take a private tour to see the transition of what was once the most dangerous neighborhood in Medellín into a source of inspiration. Visit Comuna 13 and the city center to be dazzled by colorful street art that unfolds culture, life, and opportunities.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels located in Medellín.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Understand the history of Comuna 13
  • Learn about the culture of Medellín through its street art
  • Interact with local residents
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the cable cars
Full description
Start your day with convenient hotel pickup. Meet your guide and begin your tour to experience Medellín like a local. First, you'll be introduced to the graffiti and their meanings on the Poblado neighborhood's walls, which you might have walked by and never noticed. From there, you'll be driven to the downtown area of the city to experience a vibrant part of town. There, see the street art that transforms the gray walls into colorful spaces with stories, and start to learn about some of Medellín's evolving history and troubled past. After downtown, head toward a parking lot close to the Comuna 13 district to park the car before your private group takes the famous cable car up the hills. Make sure to take in the fabulous panoramic views of the city on the way up as your guide tells you more about the surrounding area and its history. At Comuna 13, the real fun begins. Your 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. Enjoy time to take in all the amazing street graffiti and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, interesting stories from the guides, meet the locals, and try a famous local popsicle before returning to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Medellín
  • Bilingual local guide
  • Cable car ride
  • Lunch

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  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Charged Smartphone
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Met Manuel at the location and time we discussed, spoke English perfectly so nothing was lost in translation. Tour consisted of several stops with detailed information on the graffiti and the meaning behind the paintings. Also visited the buildings where Escobar fled from and died on the rooftop. Rode a cable car as well to view the city from high up. Plenty of time for bathroom stops and breaks along the way for food and drinks. Really learned a lot from Manuel, he knows all about the graffiti and city in general, very personable and great sense of humor. Never seemed rushed at all, plus he seemed to love giving tours and meeting people. This is definitely the tour I will recommend to my friends and anyone else looking to explore Comuna 13.

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September 19, 2022

It was a great experience with Jorge Esteban as my guide. It was like being with a family member. Speaks English every will and is an English teacher. So there is no misunderstandings when you speak with each other very knowledgeable about the area and history of the city. I will definitely book him again in the future Great guy and guide to show you the city. And tell you the history of the areas and how some things work the areas that are not the best looking areas. I definitely recommend this Service to view the city and artwork in comunidad 13.

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September 7, 2022

My guide Manuel is very friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the Comuna 13 it art and the meaning that resembles. The tour of the city was filled with joy and meticulous descriptions of the meaning some of the places which explains how the city has transformed into what it is today and attract people from all over the world to visit.

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 386283