Enjoy a day packed full of the most interesting and gorgeous places on the Medellín Grand City Tour, and let your expert guide tell you more about Colombian culture and history. You will be taken to important historical places with breathtaking views.
What to Expect
After picking you up at your hotel, you'll start off the tour in Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a traditional small Antioquian town, where you'll admire the typical large whitewashed houses decorated with beautifully painted doors, and a traditional church and town hall. You will also enjoy an incredible view, as Nutibara Hill is the perfect place to look over Medellín.
On your way to the city center, you'll walk through tree-lined avenues of a beautiful neighborhood called Laureles.
The next stop will be at Plaza Botero, right in the center of Medellín, where you'll discover the unusual style of Fernando Botero, Colombia´s famous artist. As you have a look at the sculptures with their dis-proportioned body parts and unusual inflation, you'll learn about Botero’s sense of humor, irony and criticism. Afterwards you'll admire the world’s largest collection of his paintings in the adjacent Museum of Antioquia, and have a look at pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary art.
Walking the short distance to Berrío Square you'll hear more about the surrounding buildings and the city’s transport options. The square is considered the heart of the city since it was built back in 1680. Located in the middle of the square you can see a statue of Pedro Justo Berrío, once governor of Antioquia, and an important political figure for Medellín and Colombia. After savoring a typical Colombian dish, you’ll head to another must-see attraction, the Botanical Garden, where you'll visit the award-winning Orchideorama, plus themed gardens with more than 1,000 different species of plants. Then it's off to Parque de Los Deseos, the Wish’s Park, only a few minutes away. Located next to the University of Antioquia, it's a popular place to hang out, see a concert or watch a movie outdoors on a big screen.
Then you will board the Metrocable and ascend to the Santo Domingo Library on top of a mountain in the north of Medellín. You will have a look at three modern black buildings ad learn how this ‘library park’ has led an educational model for social transformation. It was built after the previously isolated district was connected with downtown Medellín by Metrocable, and contributed to making the area safer and more attractive. Thanks to this project and many others, Medellín was awarded in 2013 the ‘Most Innovative City in the World’. As you leave the library you’ll have another look at the surroundings, admiring the sight of Medellín between the mountains before heading back to your hotel.
- Private transportation from and to your hotel
- Expert guide in English or Spanish
- Cable car ride
- Typical lunch
- Tickets to visited attractions
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
• The order of the tour can be modified due to weather conditions. If there is another place of interest you'd like to include in the tour, please state this in advance and it will gladly be included for you