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From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

From £29.44 per person

Take a private tour to learn more about the past of the murderous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Explore places important to his life while hearing about the detrimental effects his organization had on Colombia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels located in the central area of Medellín. If your hotel is out of the pickup zone, the closest meeting point will be provided.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Benefit from a private tour and learn the real, painful, and bloody history behind the drug lord Pablo Escobar
  • Visit Escobar's grave and the place where he was killed
  • Explore the site of his former residence and the prison he built for himself
Full description
Learn about the dark times suffered by Medellín at the time of Pablo Escobar Gaviria. Gain an understanding of the difficulties, which both the city and its inhabitants strove to overcome to become an example of resilience. Discover the troubled past of the city, and the painful and bloody legacy left behind by the famed drug trafficker. Start the tour in the El Poblado neighborhood, visiting the new Parque de la Memoria, a former Monaco building which was demolished on February 22, 2019 to make way for a renewed space that aims to reconstruct the area's history through art and culture, vindicating the city of its unfortunate reputation of a place of drug trafficking. Then, visit the ruins of the Cathedral Prison, located in the municipality of Envigado, which Escobar built through an agreement with the then-government. After, continue to the grave where the remains of this dark character rest in perpetuity. Finally, arrive to the west of the city and witness the house where he died in its dilapidated state. You can also opt to include a visit to Comuna 13, an area with the most graffiti in Medellin and the largest open-air gallery in Latin America.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Medellín
  • Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Legal insurance
  • Foods and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  La Catedral, the prison Escobar built for himself, is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

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The experience was very good, Manuel gave us a detailed tour and gave us all the history of the city at the same time that we toured it by car. He is very nice and gives very good contributions to the tour, he is very involved in his work and gives you confidence.

15 October 2021

El guia llamado Jhon mojica es una de personas mas amables y buena persona que emos conocido en esta gran ciudad, su conocimiento sobre la historia de pablo escobar es increible, nos iso sentir como en casa enseñandolos todo lo relacionado con escobar muy recomendado por si tienen en mente tomar este tour

15 September 2021

Tolle Tour! Manuel ist ein super netter Guide. Dank ihm haben wir viel zu Geschichte Medellins und auch generell Kolumbiens gelernt. Die Tour war insgesamt sehr spannend und abwechslungsreich. Wir hatten die Tour inklusive Komuna 13. Diesen Stadtteil sollte man auf keinen Fall verpassen! Manuel kann auch viel zur Vergangenheit des Stadtteils erzählen, da er selbst dort aufgewachsen ist und viele (unschöne) Dinge selbst miterlebt hat. Eine Tour die sehr nachdenklich stimmt aber sehr zu empfehlen ist!

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27 October 2021

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