Medellin City Tour – History and Transformation
Duration: aprox. 7 hours
Transport: Public transport in the morning and privat transport in the afternoon
During this City Tour in Medellin you will learn about historical facts and the amazing transformation of Colombias second largest city and one of the most vibrant urban centers of the Country.
Forgotten are the days of the Medellin Cartel. The capital of the department of Antioquia has since changed very much for the better and has undergone a profound transformation. The pillars of this transformation are education, public transportation and social urban planning.
During this guided City Tour in Medellin you will learn more about this fascinating process. The highlight will be a visit to Comuna 13, an invasion territory whose residents have suffered greatly from the influence of armed groups and military operations in the past. This neighbourhood of Medellin has undergone a profound transformation to the better and is now a showcase of change through wide collaboration among the local community and the youth hip hop movement and cultural centers.
We will show one of the six cable car systems Medellin. In the year 2004 the city of eternal spring was the first urban center in the world to build cable car systems as a means of public transportation integrated into the metro system. Finally the inhabitants of the remote neighborhoods in the hills around Medellin had a fast connection with the city centers. During a ride in a gondola you will enjoy spectacular views of this city embedded in the andean mountains.
During the walking Tour through Medellin's historic city center your Guide will relate about Medellin's history and show you the park of lights, National palace and the statues of the world famous artist Fernando Botero. You may admire the unique architecture of the Palacio de cultura Rafael Uribe and you will be amazed by the busy street life of the Avenida Cara Bobo.
Further experiences in Medellin: The social Metamorphosis of Moravia
- Professional bilingual Tour guide
- Public transport tickets
- Privat vehicle in the afternoon (4 hours)
- Visit Comuna 13 and its graffiti
- Ride on the Gondola Lift system
- Walking tour throught de historical center of Medellin with visit Light Park, National palace and Botero Square
- Local travel insurance
- not specified expenses
- local Graffiti Guide from Cultural Center "Casa Colacho"