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  • Address: Medellin, Colombia
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Metrocable Tours

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 mountains found it difficult to get to the public transportation routes. It was difficult for buses to get up the steep roads leading up to the barrios in the hills, and it would take residents hours to get down to city to work or study. These transportation difficulties increased social problems in these communities.

But in 2004 a new, ingenuous new cable car system came into use. It is part of the public transportation service from the neighborhoods in the mountains surrounding the city to the metro system in the valley. 

This cable car carries tens of thousands of passengers each day in a system that has changed the lives of those who live in these neighborhoods, giving them access to work and study opportunities they didn’t have before. The trip to the city that once took hours now takes just 15 minutes. This is the cheapest cable car ride you’ll ever take, included in the basic metro fare of just one dollar. There are four stations that head east up the mountains, providing amazing views of the city in the valley and the surrounding green hills. It’s clean, safe, fast and fun; you can stop at each station along the way, check out the view, then continue up the mountain on the next car.

This system has had such success that it inspired other cable cars in South America, such as the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is also used to serve communities in the mountains. 

Practical Info

The cable car system runs Monday through Saturday from 4:30am to 11pm and Sundays and holidays from 9am to 10pm. Line L goes to Parque Arvi, a large park outside of the city. There is an extra fare of about $2 to ride this line. 

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Private Tour: Medellin City, Medellín, null
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Private Tour: Medellin City

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This tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places within Medellin. It doesn't matter if you are only visiting Medellin for a day. ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars, Medellín, City Tours
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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

Experience the main hot spots of downtown Medellin during this 3-hour guided tour. Visit the old churches, learn the historical and artistic context of the ...  Read more

Location: Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable, Medellín, Half-day Tours
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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable

Feel the vibe as you walk in El Centro, be mesmerized with the elaborate street art in Comuna 13, and feel the giant Botero statues. Stunning churches, ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Private Medellín City Tour, Medellín, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Private Medellín City Tour

This private full-day tour takes you to the most representative places in Medellin such as Pueblito Paisa, Botero Plaza, Barefoot Park, Park of Lights, ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Combo Tour: City Tour plus Fernando Botero Plaza and Traditional Lunch, Medellín, Private ... 
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Combo Tour: City Tour plus Fernando Botero Plaza and Traditional Lunch

This tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places of Medellín. It doesn't matter if you are only here for a day, your ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Medellín Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour, Medellín, Full-day Tours
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Medellín Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour

This comprehensive tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places within Medellín. It doesn't matter if you are here only for ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Medellín City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour, Medellín, City Tours
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Medellín City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour

This comprehensive tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places within Medellín even if you are only here for a day! Our ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Full-Day Coffee Tour to Palmitas Village from Medellín, Medellín, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Coffee Tour to Palmitas Village from Medellín

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Follow Colombian coffee from farm to cup on a full-day, private coffee tour from Medellín to Palmitas that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch. ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Combo Tour: Metro System, Christmas Lights and Food Tour of Medellín, Medellín, Day Trips
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Combo Tour: Metro System, Christmas Lights and Food Tour of Medellín

This 8-hour tour is designed for those who want to get a comprehensive idea of the city, including the innovative Metro System and the well-recognized ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Medellin City Private Tour, Medellín, Christmas
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Medellin City Private Tour

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Experience the main hot spots of Medellin with incredible vistas on this 4-hour tour! Feel the vibe in Downtown as your professional guide takes you to various ...  Read more

Location: Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 4 to 6 hrs

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