1. Colombia
  2. Antioquia
  3. Medellín
  4. Comuna 13

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Product ID: 283367
Explore the Comuna 13 district, learn about the troubled history of Medellín while checking out amazing street art and meeting artists and local residents in the community.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the most colorful neighborhood in Medellín and pictures of the graffiti walls
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the cable cars
  • Take a ride on the metro across the city like a local
  • Interact with local residents
Full description
Meet your guide in the metro station to begin the tour and experience Medellín like a local. Learn all about the stations and key points in the city as well as how the metro system helped shape the new Medellin.

When arriving at the connecting station, hop on a cable car up the hill. As you go, admire the panoramic views of the city and find out about its evolving history and troubled past. At the top, stop to sample local snacks and take a short ride on the bus toward the Comuna 13 district.

At the Comuna 13, the real fun begins. An enthusiastic guide will explain all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of the new Medellín.

You will have time to take in all the amazing street art and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, interesting stories from the guides, meet locals and learn about the library that works as a community center before returning to Poblado metro station.
Includes
  • Metro tickets
  • Snacks
  • Water and juice
  • English and Spanish-speaking experienced guides
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

By the ticket counter, Estación Poblado, Cl. 10, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Don't forget to charge you camera and wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 155 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Walter was a fantastic guide through this beautiful neighborhood. The only disappointing part (and this is true for all tours) are the "suggested" stops for souvenir shopping. Step away from those places and go to the not "sponsored" stops for souvenirs. The inclusion of snacks was a surprising treat. I'd suggest heading to Comuna later in the day if possible because it's packed with tourists in the morning. As the day went on the crowds lessened and it was more enjoyable.

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March 9, 2020

Our guide Oscar was great! He explained all the Medellin history which was fascinating! Enjoyed cable car ride to San Antonio view point, enjoyed local snacks ( if you’re vegan there wasn’t any options but the Arepa’s and empanada’s looked amazing! ) Comuna 13 was vibrant & the story behind it made it that more special to see! A must do if visiting Medilion. You can do this by yourself but you will miss the local guides history and stories which make all the difference!

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February 5, 2020

It was great! Valeria was vey nice and fun!

March 2, 2020

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Product ID: 283367