Guided tour

Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

Activity provider:Top 10 tours in Medellín
Guided tour

Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

Activity provider:Top 10 tours in Medellín
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Explore the past of the murderous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Visit his grave and former residence. Learn about the detrimental effects his organization had upon Colombia.

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Duration 4 hours
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For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • Learn the painful and bloody history behind the drug lord Pablo Escobar
  • Visit the jail that Escobar built for himself, as well as his grave
  • See the soccer field he built the in an effort to ingratiate himself into Colombian politics
Full description

Begin your tour by visiting the site of Escobar’s former home, where he hid his family and had enemies plant bombs to kill him. Learn about the transformation of this site into a memorial park for victims of Colombia's drug war. Next, head to “la cathedral”, a jail Escobar built for himself in an agreement with the government, from which he later escaped. Afterward, visit the soccer field Escobar built, known for its visionary design, where he gave speeches in an attempt to make a foray into Colombian politics. To cap things off, make your way to the cemetery, where Escobar is buried along with his family and other members of his gang, including Griselda Blanco. 

By the end of the day, leave the tour with a better understanding of the negative impact that Escobar had on the country and the lives of the Colombian people.

  • Roundtrip transportation from Park Lleras, Poblado
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance to La Catedral
  • Entrance to the cemetery
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in Lleras Park, in front of Juán Valdez Coffee.

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  •  La Catedral, the prison Escobar built for himself, is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 663 reviews

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Great tour, Daniel did an amazing job with the detailed storytelling of all the events that took place in Colombia in the years under the terror of Escobar. Will definitely recommend to any friends who want to do the tour and learn more about this topic!

May 23, 2023

It is a history approach. The tour allows to grasp better the impact of those terrible years in Colombia. The scenic views are breath taking. Duration is good. Daniel put your guide was knowledgeable and kind, kudos to him. The driver was also kind. Recommended!

April 22, 2023

Daniel provided an informative and thought-provoking commentary during our quick fire tour around four sites associated with Escobar. His knowledge and delivery was exemplary. Our driver was also excellent, especially navigating the winding roads to La Cathedral. This is a very compressed tour, but it serves as an ideal introduction to this aspect of Medellin’s grim history. The tour is value for money and recommended.

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April 9, 2023

Product ID: 295225