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Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

1. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Discover the transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the metrocable, and take the public bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes. Start at the Poblado metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car the metrocable and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system. Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood. Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time. Try some traditional Colombian street food before heading to a bar with the best views in the city for a drink to get to know your fellow travelers.

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

2. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

Learn all about Pablo Escobar's life on a 4-hour guided, private tour in Medellín including three main stops: Inflexion Memorial Park, pablos neighborhood, and a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the West side of the city for unforgettable photo opportunities. Hear interesting anecdotes as a knowledgeable guide presents Pablo Escobar's history on a sightseeing tour of the most famous locations linked to the drug lord, and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole. Start your tour by visiting the Inflexion Memorial Park, built in 2019 on top of the lot of the old Monaco Building, a former property of the drug lord, to commemorate the 46,612 victims who were killed during his rule.  Take a moment to walk through the moving space while your guide tells you facts of that time. Next, make your way toBarrio de pablo Escobar the neighborhood that he built for 500 families up the hill in the comunas . Drive on to visit the cemetery where Pablo Escobar is buried, as well as the neighborhood in which he spent his teenage years, and the house where he died. End your tour with a spectacular panoramic view of the West side of the city on a cable car ride before being dropped back off at your hotel.

Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

3. Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

Get an insight into Colombia's troubled past on a private guided tour of the formerly dangerous district of Comuna 13 in Medellín.   Discover a replica of an old village at Pueblito Paisa on Nutibara Hill, and get stunning views over the rooftops from one of the city's few conserved ecosystems. Make your way to Comuna 13 to learn how the most notorious neighborhood in the country has reinvented itself. See stunning examples of street art and graffiti that puts the political and socio-economic story of the area into context. Once the center of the gang wars and guerilla activity, the area has been transformed by the local community with the help of government projects such as a giant escalator that runs up the hill. Visit the iconic sculptures by Fernando Botero along the Botero Plaza and take a walk in the Parques del Rio.

Medellin Metro: Private Tour

4. Medellin Metro: Private Tour

See the evolution of Medellin as a global city. First, meet your guide and take the metro downtown to Botero Plaza to see the famous 23 statues by Fernando Botero. Take some pictures before continuing to the botanical gardens, where you'll discover a variety of local flowers, birds and butterflies. Continue to botanic garden to appreciate the beauty of nature as you ride the metro. Get back on the metro and continue to the library of Santo Domingo Savio, a donation from the Kings of Spain to improve the local quality of life.

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

5. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

Following your pick-up at your hotel at 9:00 am go to the metro station to take a smooth ride with pleasant views of the city, river and surrounding Andes Mountains and valley. Head to downtown Medellín to marvel at the magnificent sculptures by Fernando Botero. Take souvenir photos with the help of your guide. Then, continue on foot to experience the true vibe of the city and learn its rich history from your native English-speaking guide. Get information about the old colonial churches, city plazas and the Palace of Culture. Next, board the Metrocable for an aerial ride to Spain Library Park in Santo Domingo Savio. Donated by the King of Spain, the modern edifice provides breathtaking panoramas of the city. Continue to the picturesque town of Pueblito Paisa to discover what Medellín looked like in the past at a replica of an Antioquian settlement. Get more captivating views of the city from the top of Cerro Nutibara. Admire Pueblito Paisa's lovely church, charming museum, cute shops, and handicraft items for sale. Taste the succulent cuisines of Colombia during your lunch break, and sample savory dishes from the Paisa region in one of the many restaurants. End your Medellín experience by exploring the life and times of Pablo Escobar. Hear about real-life events involving the notorious drug lord, who went from being a common car thief to the second richest man during his lifetime (after the Sultan of Brunei). Revered by many as the "Colombian Robin Hood" for building hospitals, schools, churches, soccer fields and a barrio (neighborhood) for the underprivileged, he was equally hated by rivals such as the Cali cartel and "Los Pepes" ("Persecuted by Pablo Escobar"). Investigate the facts behind the myths and mixed messages from expert guides who will provide true information and some stories that you won't hear anywhere else. Learn the story in a non-biased manner so that you can formulate your own opinion. Then, benefit from a drop off at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the day.

Medellin: Barrio Transformation Tour

6. Medellin: Barrio Transformation Tour

In a city known for its troubled past, the neighborhoods of Moravia Barrio and Comuna 13 are some of the most notorious. Discover how the people living in these areas have worked towards overcoming difficult circumstances over the years and see evidence of their incredible resiliency. Learn about the history of Medellin from the perspective of the communities that have traditionally been its most disadvantaged. Start by visiting Moravia Barrio, a neighborhood that was built on a mountain of trash. The most densely populated community in Colombia, Moravia is a maze of zigzagging streets that are easy to get lost in and packed with stacked houses. Learn how the inhabitants of this barrio survived by making use of recycled materials, seeing the promise in their situation rather than the difficulty. After visiting Moravia Barrio, hop on the San Javier cable car which offers stunning views of the city spread across the valley and head to Comuna 13. Known to be the most dangerous neighborhood in Colombia, Comuna 13 was controlled by gangs loyal to drug lord Pablo Escobar in the 80s and 90s. See firsthand how this over-populated and under-privileged part of the city has begun to transform itself through music and art. Discuss the many examples of urban graffiti you come across with your knowledgeable guide and hear stories about life in this community in the past and present. Benefit from the intimacy of a private, guided bilingual tour that includes pickup and drop off at your hotel. Enjoy free time to buy souvenirs, grab a snack, or take breathtaking pictures of the cityscape below. By taking part in this tour, you contribute to the improvement of these neighborhoods as part of the proceeds are dedicated to urban renewal projects. 

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it was amazing, Ana was our tour guide and she made the whole tour worth it, we learn more about Comuna 13 history and got the chance to take great pictures in the best viewpoint of medellin. totaly recommend 👍

Our tour guide Fer was very informative and gave us alot of insight about comuna 13, the revolution and all. Fer even gave us some recommendations where to eat and what to do after the tour. Such a great guide!!

The tour really was a lot of fun! Ezequiel our guide was just lovely. My mind really was blown by this whole Tour and the stories. I loved the views, very special experience for me personally.

Fer was the best tour guide! Perfectly bilingual and literally so funny and charming! It was our second day in Medellín and he made us fall in love with the city. Highly recommend!

Great tour guide Ezekiel. He was professional , funny and knowledgeable. These are all things that gringoes enjoy .