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  • Address: Top of Cerro Nutibara, Medellin, Colombia
  • Hours: Open all day
Medellin, now sprawling with more than three million people as Colombia’s second city, is fast becoming an ultra-modern conurbation of rapid transit, experimental architecture, and rising seas of skyscrapers. So it’s comforting to know that you can take the city train to a well-preserved (well, mostly fabricated) monument to Medellin’s quaint colonial past.

The absolutely adorable Spanish pueblito (“little town”) of Paisa, founded in 1978, crowns 80m (262ft) Cerro Nutibara, a natural landmark named for legendary Cacique (Chief) Nuibara. It would worth climbing just for the views. Today it is home to a perfect central plaza, surrounded by colonial adobes rescued from an actual Spanish outpost since flooded by the Penol-Guatape Hydroelectric Project. The beautifully restored buildings, complete with flower-draped wooden balconies and ceramic tejas tiles, is centered on the single cutest Catholic chapel you’ve ever seen.

While originally designed to depict businesses you’d find in a typical rural community—pharmacy, tobacconist, barber—as well as a school and city hall, have been largely replaced with souvenir shops, and the place is populated by a surprising number of mimes and living statues, especially on weekends.

Be sure to visit the Parque de Esculturas, next door, displaying the artistic inclinations of modern Medellin and Latin America, an interesting contrast to the idealized vision of the city’s colonial past.

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Combo Tour: Medellín City Tour and Antioquia’s Food Markets Including Traditional Lunch, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 1

Combo Tour: Medellín City Tour and Antioquia’s Food Markets Including Traditional Lunch

It doesn't matter if you are in Medellín only for a day, our professional guides will make sure and understand your main interests in order to save you ...  Read more

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

From USD $159.00
Full-Day Medellín City Tour, Medellín, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Medellín City Tour

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

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

From USD $159.00
Private Tour: Medellin City, Medellín, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Medellin City

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: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Combo Tour: City Tour plus Fernando Botero Plaza and Traditional Lunch, Medellín, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $159.00
Medellín Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour, Medellín, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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.)

From USD $159.00
Medellín City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour, Medellín, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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.)

From USD $159.00
Combo Guatape and Medellín Sightseeing Tours, Medellín, Day Trips
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Combo Guatape and Medellín Sightseeing Tours

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Book this combo tour now and discover top destinations with your professional guide who will offer you an experience that will certainly inspire you to come ...  Read more

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

From USD $155.00
Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour, Medellín, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

Experience the main hot spots of Medellín with incredible vistas on this 8-hour tour. Feel the vibe in Downtown as your professional guide takes you to ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.00
Medellín Prime Parks, Medellín, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Medellín Prime Parks

Discover Medellín's most influential parks on a fully narrated tour that will take you beyond so called touristy attractions on a fully narrated tour with ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00
Private Santafé de Antioquia and Medellín Sightseeing Tour, Medellín, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Santafé de Antioquia and Medellín Sightseeing Tour

Join this full-day tour of Antioquia and Medellín! Your professional tour guide will transfer you to each location in an air-conditioned vehicle for ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $185.00

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