Plaza Botero: Our most recommended tours and activities

Medellin: Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings

1. Medellin: Bike City Tour with Local Food and Drink Tastings

This four-hour bike tour grants visitors the chance to see the best sights of Medellin in a fun and relaxed way. Ride through the city in the company of a local guide, who will shed light on the history, legends, art, and gastronomy of the area. Choose a regular bike for a classic ride or an electric bike for an even more relaxing time.  Get acquainted with Medellin's most popular destinations, including the city center, local parks, and historic squares. Enjoy several stops along the way to hear more about the locations and to snack on regional food and tasty coffee to keep your energy high.  Pass through colorful neighborhoods, experiencing the city as local people do, feeling its energy and marveling at spectacular views. Conclude the tour with a visit to Pueblito Paisa, the best viewpoint in Medellin, where you can enjoy a local beer and snap some great pictures.

Medellín: botero square, historic center with a street snack

2. Medellín: botero square, historic center with a street snack

Explore the historic city of Medellin on this guided walking tour. Marvel at the views of the Andes mountains and stunning landscape as you wander around the city. Visit the historic districts and let this fascinating city come to life through stories, explanations, and urban legends that your guide tells you. Meet your guide at the Parque Berrío to begin your walking tour. Discover Medellin's most traditional parks, squares, and streets while learning about the city's history, culture, and people.  Embark on a captivating journey through Medellín, where culture, history, and architectural marvels intertwine. Explore an urban oasis adorned with awe-inspiring statues, a testament to the city's spirit and resilience.  Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of ancient pictographic scrolls and vibrant murals that depict captivating stories.  Discover architectural gems and colorful street art. Stroll through charming passages revealing tales of history and elegance, indulging in hidden treasures and exclusive clubs.  Escape to tranquil parks and witness the harmonious embrace of faith and beauty in a majestic basilica.  Delight in lively plazas, busy markets, performances, and the joyful spirit of Medellín. Dive into a world of creativity and style in bustling commercial centers.  Visit a historic railway and witness an administrative center reflecting a brighter future. Experience illuminated parks, captivating passages, and larger-than-life sculptures.  End your day on a high with photos and cherished memories that you won't forget. 

Medellin Full Day City Tour

3. Medellin Full Day City Tour

At 9:00 am you will be picked up at your accommodation and we will go to meet the famous Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a typical Antioquia town. Get your camera ready and enjoy the fabulous views over the city. Then we will go downtown where we will take a guided walking tour and visit other emblematic points of the city such as Parque Berrio, the Palace of Culture and Plaza Botero, where the iconic sculptures of the renowned artist Fernando Botero are located. At 12:00 am we will taste a delicious traditional lunch. At the end we will take the metro and cable car, from which we will be able to admire incredible 360º panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. At 1:30 pm we will arrive at one of the neighborhoods historically most hit by violence in Medellín: La Comuna 13. We will enter its colorful streets, while our guide brings us closer to its political and socioeconomic history. Fall in love with the hip-hop culture and the inspiring language of graffiti. Be amazed by the outdoor escalators, which connect the neighborhood and the majestic views over the city, while enjoying a typical ice cream and interacting with local residents and artists. At 5:00 pm we will conclude this wonderful cultural day.

Bike Tour Medellin with Snacks and Local Beer

4. Bike Tour Medellin with Snacks and Local Beer

Explore, Enjoy and connect with Medellin in a funny Bike city Tour that will give you the chance to explore more places in less time and trying local snacks and a local beer or a fresh juice. Ride Medellin and know local places with political context, heritage, architecture, graffiti, urbanism and local stories, through the unique perspective that a bike can give you. Smell, taste, listen and enjoy Medellin in a chilled ride that will let you experience places that you can only enjoy in a bike in a 4 hours bike tour Enjoy places that you never would go by your own. BiciTour Medellin. Since 2014 making locals.

City-Tour y Comuna 13: amigo por un dia en medellin

5. City-Tour y Comuna 13: amigo por un dia en medellin

This tour allows our clients to enjoy two tours in one, with qualified personnel and private transportation, visiting several places on the same day, learning several stories and having the best experiences in our city, we will visit river parks, botero park , pueblito paisa, metro cable station and we will do the graffiti tour (comuna 13), In each place we will explain the information of interest and we will talk about the transformation of the city. The objective of this spectacular experience is to make you fall in love with Medellin. The duration is between 5 to 6 hours and we will return you to your hotel as long as it is within the city

Medellín: 6-Hour Botero City Tour

6. Medellín: 6-Hour Botero City Tour

Discover the art and life of one of the greatest characters in Medellín’s, the artist Fernando Botero. See the extensive collection of sculptures the artist donated to his hometown. Marvel at his stunning paintings in the Museum of Antioquia. Start this wonderful tour with pickup at your hotel. Head to San Antonio Park to see its church and the sculptures by Botero there, then continue to Barrio Boston. Visit La Playa Avenue and the Palacio de Bellas Artes, donated by Botero to create access to art in the city. Walk through Botero Square, passing the Palace of Culture, and enter the Museum of Antioquia. See the wonderful exhibition showing satires of Colombian society, revealing the artist’s passion for bulls, and his tributes to the classics. Get dropped off back at your hotel after a fascinating tour.

Medellín: Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour

7. Medellín: Botanical Gardens Half-Day Tour

Experience the exotic Botanical Gardens and the main hot spots of downtown Medellin on this private guided tour. Visit the old churches, learn the historical and artistic context of the magnificent bronze statues in Plaza Botero, and much more. Start with a pickup in a comfortable vehicle from your hotel traveling to the Botanical Gardens where you will walk and explore the gardens. Look at exotic plants, birds, animals, and lakes of this hidden treasure. Go to downtown Medellin and be mesmerized by the magnificent sculptures of maestro Fernando Botero, one of the world's most renowned sculptors. Continue on foot to really feel the vibe of the downtown area and experience old colonial churches, plazas, and the stunning Palace of Culture among other landmarks. End the tour with a transfer back to your hotel.

Language exchange: friend for a day in medellin

8. Language exchange: friend for a day in medellin

This tour is very complete, you will enjoy the most touristic places in our city, in each of these you will know their history and important data, at the same time you practice and improve your Spanish, we will explain you in a clear and calm way, we start at 9am picking you up in your hotel, then we will visit plaza botero, comuna 13, cable car and pueblito paisa, at the end we will return you to your hotel. our goal is to make you feel like you have a friend in the city

Medellín: Comuna 13 and Downtown Private Walking Tour

9. Medellín: Comuna 13 and Downtown Private Walking Tour

At first, you will be picked up by our guide at the hotel. Soon after you will be heading downtown where the tour takes place. After visiting the museum, you will have a fun local experience at the most emblematic markets of Medellin’s history: Placita de Flórez. Here, you will have a gastronomic experience and you will get to try some fruits and walk along the halls full of local and national products, as you learn about the traditions and stories of this place. Your next stop is San Antonio Park, a sort of open-air gallery that includes some Botero's sculptures. Botero is a famous Colombian artist, known for playing with proportions of the images. Here you will be able to walk around the place as you learn more about the city with your guide. You will tour along gastronomic places where you will also get to have some treats! Continuing with Botero’s topic you will head to the last stop: Botero Square. The only open-air place in the world with 23 sculptures by the artist. Here, you will not only learn more about his work and life, but you will also get to know more about the city center of Medellin, the Metro system and culture, and much more. Your last but not least stop is a must when in Medellin: the Comuna 13. Here, you’ll take the Metro cable car to get to the comuna, where you’ll be part of its famous graffiti tour. You will get to see urban art, street artist and the warmth of locals who want to share their joy with you. Having finished this visit, the guide and the driver will take you back to your hotel. Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this fascinating city in this magical country that offers you everything.

Medellín Up Close: the original book's tour

10. Medellín Up Close: the original book's tour

Take a day to dive deeper into Medellín and walk through some of the landmarks highlighted in the book "Medellín Up Close." This is an original and exclusive route based on the book "Medellín Up Close©." This tour must be done by vehicle, since different places that are separated by several kilometers are visited. You will have the opportunity to walk through the places where stops are made. The following stops are made on this tour: • Market place: mingle among the inhabitants and closely observe their attitudes, behaviors, ways of speaking... feel the unique smells of the region's vegetables, food, meat and fish. • Plaza Botero: walk among the sculptures created by the world-famous plastic artist Fernando Botero, a native of Medellín and a leading figure in international art. • Places and objects of faith: take a look at the places and objects that account for the most traditional and popular beliefs. • Coltejer Building and Junín Pedestrian Passage: get to know the flagship building of the city and walk through one of the most typical and authentic streets; feel the aroma of the flowers of Medellín and mingle among its inhabitants. • Fruits: delight yourself with the variety of tropical fruits available in the city (the expenses you make in this activity are not covered in the tour fee). • Works of art: learn about the history and customs of Medellín and Antioquia, through traditional works of art by the most acclaimed painters and sculptors of the region. • Metro and Metrocable: Live the experience of touring the city on its public transport system, internationally recognized for its quality and social sense. • Lunch: enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant with traditional Antioquian cuisine, selected by Medellín Up Close. • Explora Park and Botanical Garden: these beautiful places have been fundamental in the transformation process of the city. Contemplate and enjoy the vegetation of the region, within a forest in the middle of the city. • Pueblito Paisa: walk through the square and the streets of a typical Antioquia town and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley in which the city sits. • Native handicrafts from Medellín, Antioquia and Colombia: visit some handicraft stores selected by Medellín Up Close (the expenses you make in this activity are not covered in the tour fee). In addition to the stops, during the tour the guide will explain and comment on other key places and areas of the city. The pick-up is made at the address indicated by the user, within the urban areas of the municipalities of Medellín, Envigado, Itagüí, Sabaneta or Bello. At the end of the tour, the vehicle will transfer users to this same place or to any other that they indicate, within the mentioned areas.

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Awesome bike tour trough a less touristy area of Medellin. Wonderful ride to a viewpoint and then through the city with some stops, where the guide explained lots of historical things. Yan was the perfect guide: enthusiastic, competent and funny! The only negative thing was maybe the size of the group (15 + 2 guides). 10/10 would recommend!

Valentina and Jose were AMAZING!!! Valentina was very knowledgeable, very patient and accommodating with the group. Her smile was everything! Jose kept us very safe and made sure we were all taken care of crossing the busy streets! One suggestion would be to put lights on the bikes and bell rings!

It’s really great to explore the city by bike - you see so much more than if you just follow the known tracks of your travel guide.

Very recommendable bike tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide Andres! We had a great time!

Good with some climbing. If not a cyclist get an ebike.