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  2. Antioquia
  3. Medellín
  4. Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna

Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

Product ID: 295225
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Explore the past of the murderous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Visit his grave and former residence. Learn about the detrimental effects his organization had upon Colombia.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

Hotel pickup is available in Poblado, central downtown, or Laureles.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the painful and bloody history behind the drug lord Pablo Escobar
  • Visit the jail that Escobar built for himself, as well as his grave
  • See the soccer field he built the in an effort to ingratiate himself into Colombian politics
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Medellín, begin your 4-hour tour by visiting the site of Escobar’s former home, where he hid his family and had enemies plant bombs to kill him. Learn about the transformation of this site into a memorial park for victims of Colombia's drug war.

Next, make your way to the cemetery where Escobar is buried along with his family and other members of his gang, including Griselda Blanco. Afterwards, head to La Catedral, a jail he built for himself in an agreement with the government, from which he later escaped.

To cap things off, visit the soccer field Escobar built, known for its visionary design, where he gave speeches in an attempt to make a foray into Colombian politics. By the end of the day, leave the tour with a better understanding of the negative impact that Escobar had upon the country and the lives of the Colombian people.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from hotels in Poblado, central downtown, or Laureles, if option selected
  • Knowledgeable English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance to La Catedral
  • Entrance to the cemetery
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes
Know before you go
• La Catedral, the prison Escobar built for himself, is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
5.0/5

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