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

Medellín: Half-Day Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

Product ID: 383263
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Explore one of Colombia’s most notorious cities with a tour through the streets of Medellín. Discover the city’s history from the dark days of Pablo Escobar, when drug cartels dominated local life, to its reinvention in the early 2000s.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Admire sculptures by Fernando Botero in San Antonio Park
  • Visit to the cemetery that holds Pablo Escobar’s tomb
  • Discover the vibrant art scene in the Comuna 13 neighborhood
Full description
Take a look back at the history and culture of Medellín, from the tumultuous time of Pablo Escobar to the city’s rebirth as a modern metropolis. Start your tour with hotel pickup 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 played out.

See the city’s transformation through buildings such as Edificio Mónaco — once the residence of Pablo Escobar, the building is being renovated to house the Metropolitan Police headquarters. See Escobar’s tomb and learn more about the infamous character. Afterwards, return to the city center to visit San Antonio Park and admire the sculptures by the famous artist Fernando Botero.

Continue to Comuna 13 to see a prime example of how Medellín has transformed. Once famous for drug violence, the area is now known for its flourishing street art scene, with new cable cars connecting libraries and community areas. Once you’ve explored this vibrant area, get dropped off back at your hotel in El Poblado.
  • Half-day city tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado
  • Guide
  • 1 bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.
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Colombia Travel Operator

Product ID: 383263