Parque Lleras forms the social center of the upscale neighborhood of El Poblado, a haven for gourmet restaurants, trendy cocktail bars, and youth hostels. The area is undoubtedly one of the safest Medellín neighborhoods to explore by night, when strings of lights illuminate the park and bars spring to life with DJs and young, fashionable Colombian crowds. The Basics
Full-day tours of Medellín, which provide a convenient and comprehensive overview for first-time visitors, typically visit Parque Lleras and the neighborhood of El Poblado, in addition to top Medellín attractions such as Plaza Botero and Pueblito Paisa. For travelers seeking a personalized experience, a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive tailored recommendations to last your entire trip. Things to Know Before You Go
- Parque Lleras is a must-visit for food and party lovers.
- You can enjoy food from around the world in this part of Medellín.
- Dress to impress and ensure you bring photo ID if you wish to go barhopping.
- Surrounding the park are several salsa bars that offer lessons for beginners.
How to Get There
From El Centro, take the Medellín metro line A to Poblado station, from which Park Lleras is a 20-minute walk. If you’re visiting at night, a taxi is recommended. When to Get There
Although during the day Parque Lleras is a delight, at night the area really comes into its own. From Thursday until Saturday, expect nonstop parties in the bars and clubs, which combine Colombian culture with cosmopolitan sophistication. El Poblado: Epicenter of Medellín Nightlife
Depending on the night of the week, the bars in the Parque Lleras area host different nights. On Tuesday, you can find salsa; Wednesday is popular with tourists, due to the famous Medellín pub crawl; and Thursday is ladies’ night, so expect free club entry and drinks for women.