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  4. Pablo Escobar Mural

Medellín: The Pablo Escobar History Tour

Product ID: 291355
Discover the history behind Pablo Escobar and hear the true stories of Medellín's dark past during his time. Visit the main spots of Escobar's life and find out curious information about him that few people know with your knowledgeable guide.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

This option includes pickup from your hotel in Medellín Metropolitan area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn the real, painful, and bloody history behind the drug lord Pablo Escobar
  • Visit the site of his former house and the prison he made for himself, La Catedral
  • See Escobar's grave and the place where he was killed
  • Discover the football field he built when he tried to become a politician
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Medellín, begin your 4-hour tour by visiting the site of the former Monaco building where Escobar hid his family. Hear stories about his main house and how it has now been transformed into a renewed space that reconstructs history through art and culture.

Next, make your way to the cemetery where Escobar is buried along with other members of his gang, and to the cathedral he built as a jail for himself in an agreement with the government of the time. While locked up in the prison, Escobar still ran his business and managed his “empire.”

Later on, head to the rooftop where Escobar was killed and the neighborhood where the pursuit took place. Last but not least, visit the football field Escobar built where he gave speeches when he was trying to become president of Colombia. By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of the hard facts about Pablo Escobar, which by no means glorify him.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellín, if option selected
  • Knowledgeable bilingual guide (English and Spanish-speaking)
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If you are staying in a hotel out of El Poblado, you can meet the local partner in front of Hotel Acqua Medellin just a couple of blocks away from Parque Lleras.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• La Catedral, the prison Escobar built for himself, is closed on Mondays
• At checkout, please provide full names, passport numbers, and a phone number with country area code so the local partner can reach out and coordinate pickup
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Get your guide did not communicate that our tour was going to be cancelled due to the holiday. When I contacted the tour company directly they did everything in their power to reschedule the tour for us and they made it work! Thank you VIT Medellin tours for everything you did for us to have our tour despite the mistake by Get Your Guide.

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27 December 2019

Had the afternoon tour booked, but then in the very early morning learn that this does not take place. The road to "La Catedral" would be closed? No idea if that was true ... So I asked if maybe I could join the morning tour and this was not a problem. You just have to be flexible. The tour was otherwise good for the price. We visited La Catedral, Pablo's grave, the house - on whose roof he died and the place where the former "Monaco Building" stood. The guide spoke good English and has provided much information.

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25 August 2019

WE have had a a very well educated, friendly and smart guide (John), who gaves us so many Informations not only to the facts of Pablo Escobar but to the history of Columbia, the people and the life in this country. It was very interesting to get so many knowledge in such a short time!

16 February 2020

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VIT Medellin Tours

Product ID: 291355