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Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

1. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Discover the transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the metrocable, and take the public bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes. Start at the Poblado metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car the metrocable and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system. Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood. Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time. Try some traditional Colombian street food before heading to a bar with the best views in the city for a drink to get to know your fellow travelers.

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

2. Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

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.

Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

3. Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

Get an insight into Colombia's troubled past on a private guided tour of the formerly dangerous district of Comuna 13 in Medellín.   Discover a replica of an old village at Pueblito Paisa on Nutibara Hill, and get stunning views over the rooftops from one of the city's few conserved ecosystems. Make your way to Comuna 13 to learn how the most notorious neighborhood in the country has reinvented itself. See stunning examples of street art and graffiti that puts the political and socio-economic story of the area into context. Once the center of the gang wars and guerilla activity, the area has been transformed by the local community with the help of government projects such as a giant escalator that runs up the hill. Visit the iconic sculptures by Fernando Botero along the Botero Plaza and take a walk in the Parques del Rio.

Medellín: Comuna 13, Cable Cars and Botero Statues Tour

4. Medellín: Comuna 13, Cable Cars and Botero Statues Tour

Start with a pickup at your accommodations in Medellín, where you’ll meet a private guide with a new, comfortable vehicle. The first stop of the day is El Centro in Medellín: visit Botero Plaza to see a series of 23 sculptures by the local artist Fernando Botero, and tour the historic center on foot. Take in Medellín’s gracious plazas, colonial-era churches that were built in the 1600's, and architectural highlights. Jump on board on an aerial cable car that hovers over the neighborhood and see one of a kind panoramic views from the top. Next you get to experience the most magnificent street art that Medellín has to offer at the Comuna 13 barrio on the far west side of town. Check out the colorful graffiti and landmark outdoor escalators. Guests will have fun and be safe, as we know the residents, artists, and neighborhood well. Last guests will be dropped of at their hotel in Medellin.

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

5. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

Following your pick-up at your hotel at 9:00 am go to the metro station to take a smooth ride with pleasant views of the city, river and surrounding Andes Mountains and valley. Head to downtown Medellín to marvel at the magnificent sculptures by Fernando Botero. Take souvenir photos with the help of your guide. Then, continue on foot to experience the true vibe of the city and learn its rich history from your native English-speaking guide. Get information about the old colonial churches, city plazas and the Palace of Culture. Next, board the Metrocable for an aerial ride to Spain Library Park in Santo Domingo Savio. Donated by the King of Spain, the modern edifice provides breathtaking panoramas of the city. Continue to the picturesque town of Pueblito Paisa to discover what Medellín looked like in the past at a replica of an Antioquian settlement. Get more captivating views of the city from the top of Cerro Nutibara. Admire Pueblito Paisa's lovely church, charming museum, cute shops, and handicraft items for sale. Taste the succulent cuisines of Colombia during your lunch break, and sample savory dishes from the Paisa region in one of the many restaurants. End your Medellín experience by exploring the life and times of Pablo Escobar. Hear about real-life events involving the notorious drug lord, who went from being a common car thief to the second richest man during his lifetime (after the Sultan of Brunei). Revered by many as the "Colombian Robin Hood" for building hospitals, schools, churches, soccer fields and a barrio (neighborhood) for the underprivileged, he was equally hated by rivals such as the Cali cartel and "Los Pepes" ("Persecuted by Pablo Escobar"). Investigate the facts behind the myths and mixed messages from expert guides who will provide true information and some stories that you won't hear anywhere else. Learn the story in a non-biased manner so that you can formulate your own opinion. Then, benefit from a drop off at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the day.

Medellín: 5.5-Hour Guided Private City Tour

6. Medellín: 5.5-Hour Guided Private City Tour

Learn about the past and present of Medellín on this guided private tour of the city. Your expert local guide will give you an in-depth look at the city's darker past and its brighter present. See the modern innovation that has helped transform Medellín into a cultural hub, with stops at the giant electric escalators and the Metrocable. Stop to take in the ambiance and admire the shops and street art in Comuna 13. Follow in the footsteps of The Godfather, Pablo Escobar, and learn about the darker history of the city's drug wars. Visit the Monaco memorial park, built on the site where Pablo Escobar's residence once was, now a memorial to the victims who died in the Medellín and Cali Cartel War. Then head to the church where his men blessed bullets for perfect hits. Enjoy a snack at Escobar's favorite eatery. Finally, visit the rooftop house where he died, and the cemetery where he lays.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

This tour was absolutely incredible! Katherine greeted us with a warm welcome and provided the most exciting, interesting and memorable experience. She was super informative and had a beautiful way of communicating the details about the history and the various pieces of graffiti art. We loved that Katherine was our tour guide and will definitely request her next time. This is a must! Don’t miss this tour! We highly recommend it.

Luis was excellent, did a great job sharing the history with us and informing us about every where we went on the tour. He made sure we felt safe looked after us very well. Learned allot of interesting things and also some stuff of the current living. Highly recommend

I strongly recommend this tour! Laura was an excellent guide - she is clearly passionate about what she does, and has tons of information about Comuna 13 and Medellin. This tour was a highlight of my trip to Colombia!

Our guide Sebastian was really awesome! He was very knowledgeable and friendly and guided the group very well. A must do tour when visiting Medellin. Hopefully your guide will be Sebastian then

Amazing… really nice experience The guide (Sebastian) was really committed with our group for us to get a good time.