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Medellin Downtown Walking Tour: culture and history

1. Medellin Downtown Walking Tour: culture and history

We will immerse ourselves among the streets of Medellín and its people to understand the history, development, conflict and the social commitment of an inclusive and innovative city! From the hand of local "Paisas" guides, you will understand how we reverted our dark and violent past, a product of the drug trafficking of the 80's and 90's, into a bright future that made us stronger. Thanks to the collective resilient effort and social investment that today allows us to walk, and live in the city of "Eternal Spring", we will visit the unmissable places of the city such as the "Plaza de Botero" and "La Libertad", "Parque de las Luces" and "Los Pies Descalzos". During the tour, we will move between passages, we will cross the famous Junin street, and we will discover the essence of the center of Medellín. Do not miss our unique and original tour where we continue to write history together!

Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

2. Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

Get ready to explore Medellín in a completely unique way. Take a 4-hour (20 km) tour on an electric bike and be immersed in the city. Cruise safely through the city by bike lane, which will be followed for the majority of the tour. Start your tour in El Poblado and take the bike lane to Ciudad del Río, a modern and recently transformed area. Along with your expert guide visit some of the city's most iconic places, also places not often known by tourists. You will have the opportunity to climb a sacred hill (Cerro Nutibara), from here you can the see stunning views of the entire city. Whilst looking over the city, you will learn about the history and transformation of the city whilst enjoying delicious tropical fruits. On your next stop you will get to try some world class coffee. Visit Laureles, a traditional neighborhood, and enjoy a Colombian coffee experience. After a coffee break ride around the renovated City Stadium area and visit The City Hall and the iconic Plaza de las Luces.

Violence & Post-conflict Walking Tour: after Medellin Cartel

3. Violence & Post-conflict Walking Tour: after Medellin Cartel

Within the Colombian conflict, Medellín has a difficult but important place, it has been both the epicenter of the war and the urban victims, as well as the example of transition towards peace and the post-conflict. Starting at Parque San Antonio through downtown and finishing at Museo Casa de la Memoria, you will delve into that particularity of the city, while you discover its stories and get to know its main actors. You will learn about the changes that the violence there has had from 1982 to 2015, delving into what happened after the Medellín Cartel with "Donbernabilidad" and how that past is present today. You will delve into the multiple characters and institutions that have acted in this context of war, peace and resistance, discussing their motivations, practices and transformations. Our specialized guides will accompany you with their knowledge and experiences in exploring the dynamics of that deep "Medallo". Dare to go further and be surprised by the efforts of a people to overcome their dark past and create a better present!

Comuna 13 and Downtown Medellín City Tour

4. Comuna 13 and Downtown Medellín City Tour

At first, you will be picked up by our guide at the hotel. Soon after you will be heading downtown where the tour takes place. After visiting the museum, you will have a fun local experience at the most emblematic markets of Medellin’s history: Placita de Flórez. Here, you will have a gastronomic experience and you will get to try some fruits and walk along the halls full of local and national products, as you learn about the traditions and stories of this place. Your next stop is San Antonio Park, a sort of open-air gallery that includes some Botero's sculptures. Botero is a famous Colombian artist, known for playing with proportions of the images. Here you will be able to walk around the place as you learn more about the city with your guide. You will tour along gastronomic places where you will also get to have some treats! Continuing with Botero’s topic you will head to the last stop: Botero Square. The only open-air place in the world with 23 sculptures by the artist. Here, you will not only learn more about his work and life, but you will also get to know more about the city center of Medellin, the Metro system and culture, and much more. Your last but not least stop is a must when in Medellin: the Comuna 13. Here, you’ll take the Metro cable car to get to the comuna, where you’ll be part of its famous graffiti tour. You will get to see urban art, street artist and the warmth of locals who want to share their joy with you. Having finished this visit, the guide and the driver will take you back to your hotel. Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this fascinating city in this magical country that offers you everything.

Private City Tour of Downtown Medellin

5. Private City Tour of Downtown Medellin

Explore indigenous history, paisa culture, and recent Colombian history by walking along its main sites. Besides, all these experiences will be enriched by visiting several places in downtown such as Botero Park, San Antonio Park, Placita de Floréz, Memory House Museum, a gastronomic experience at a local market and more. At first, you will be picked up by our guide at the hotel. Soon after you will be heading downtown where the tour takes place. Your first stop will be at the Memory House Museum. If you are into learning the country’s history and understanding more about the complexity of the conflict of last decades, this is the best place to do so. After visiting the museum, you will have a fun local experience at the most emblematic markets of Medellin’s history: Placita de Flórez. Here, you will have a gastronomic experience and you will get to try some fruits and walk along the halls full of local and national products, as you learn about the traditions and stories of this place. Your next stop is San Antonio Park, a sort of open-air gallery that includes some Botero's sculptures. Botero is a famous Colombian artist, known for playing with proportions of the images. Here you will be able to walk around the place as you learn more about the city with your guide. You will tour along gastronomic places where you will also get to have some treats! Continuing with Botero’s topic you will head to the last stop: Botero Square. The only open-air place in the world with 23 sculptures by the artist. Here, you will not only learn more about his work and life, but you will also get to know more about the city center of Medellin, the Metro system and culture, and much more. Having finished this visit, the guide and the driver will take you back to your hotel. Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this fascinating city in this magical country that offers you everything.

Medellín: Half-Day Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

6. Medellín: Half-Day Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

Get a look at the history and culture of Medellín, from the tumultuous era of Pablo Escobar to the city's rebirth as a modern metropolis. Begin your tour with hotel pick-up and head to the southern part of the city. Get an up-close look at the area where the violent rivalry between the Cali and Medellín cartels developed. See the transformation of the city through Parque Inflexion, a park where tribute is paid to the victims of violence. Visit Escobar's tomb and learn more about the infamous character. Afterwards, return to the city center to visit the San Antonio Park and admire the sculptures of the famous artist Fernando Botero. Continue to Comuna 13 to see an example of how Medellín has transformed. Once notorious for drug violence, the area is now known for its thriving street art scene, with new cable cars connecting libraries and community areas. After exploring this vibrant area, we will drop you back at your hotel in El Poblado.

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What people are saying about San Antonio Park, Medellin

Toto was our guide, excellent cyclist, knowledgeable and above all super friendly and extravert! Delicious coffee, fruit-snack and great ride! I recommend this tour to everyone who wants to know the city and downtown while having a relaxed ride!

The tour was great .. Diana was very friendly and our tour guide Toto really knew his city very well .. I enjoyed it very much thank you for the great ebike tour .. you have a wonderful city..

Toto was a great guide! Tour is on the pricey side for a bike tour, but otherwise a great experience.

Santiago was awesome! Made my tour very specific to what I wanted.

Absolutely fantastic tour Toto was an amazing guide