Medellín

Medellín Attractions

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Bare Foot Park /Parque de los Pies Descalzos

Though the residents of Medellin love their sophisticated, urban lifestyle, there must be something inside each that longs for a simpler era. This park, billed ...  Read more

Casa Gardeliana Museum

Medellin is the second world capital of tango (after Buenos Aires), and tango music can be heard throughout the city. This is due in large part to Carlos ...  Read more

El Castillo Museum (The Castle)

Visitors to Poblado, a wealthy area in the green hills of Medellin, are in for a surprise. Behind heavy iron, Gothic gates and amid trees covered in Spanish ...  Read more

Gardel Plaza

Carlos Gardel was a famous tango musician whose music and voice thrilled lovers of tango all over the world. In 1935, while touring Colombia, he was involved ...  Read more

Guatapé (Pueblo de Zócalos)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Hidden among the mountains about 50 miles (80 km) from Medellin is the beautiful town of Guatapé. Founded in 1811, this town is now situated on the ...  Read more

Jardín

Jardín, a town in the mountains just four hours to the south of Medellin, preserves a colonial appearance that seems unchanged by the modern advances of ...  Read more

MAMM/Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Medellin, birthplace of Botero, loves modern art. And though the tiny original museum (which still hosts some exhibits) was nice, in 2009 the city decided to ...  Read more

Medellin Botanical Garden

In the heart of Medellin, the Medellin Botanical Garden is the city’s green lung and a living museum with plants from around the country as well as birds, ...  Read more

Metrocable

The beautiful city of Medellin has an efficient metro system that runs north-south along the valley, but for many years the neighborhoods in the surrounding ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

Medellin’s main Cathedral, along with thickly shaded Parque Bolivar—once Medellin’s most important plaza—now seem suffocated by the claustrophobic urban chaos ...  Read more

Museo de Antioquia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Begin in Botero Plaza, the statue studded central park that fronts Medellin’s most popular museum. The plump proportions of these enormous pieces by Colombia’s ...  Read more

Parque Arvi and Piedras Blancas

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Medellin is certainly marvelous, but there may be times when you just want to hop into a gondola and float above the urban jungle and into the untamed ...  Read more

Parque Lleras

Medellin’s upscale entertainment district is wrapped around pleasant Parque Lleras, which gives the city’s most fashionable district a rather relaxed feel. ...  Read more

Plaza Botero

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

You’ll see his art everywhere around Colombia: large women, round-faced children and wide-eyed animals. It’s the life work of Fernando Botero, the beloved ...  Read more

Pueblito Paisa

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Medellin, now sprawling with more than three million people as Colombia’s second city, is fast becoming an ultra-modern conurbation of rapid transit, ...  Read more

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