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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

Discover Medellín's Comuna 13 district on a guided tour with a local. Enjoy stunning views of the city from a cable car, learn about the local street artists, and hear how this formerly dangerous area has evolved. 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, take a short ride on the bus toward the Comuna 13 district. At 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, hear 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 Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

3. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

Learn all about Pablo Escobar's life on a 4-hour guided, private tour in Medellín including three main stops: Inflexion Memorial Park, La Catedral jail, and a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the West side of the city for unforgettable photo opportunities. Hear interesting anecdotes as a knowledgeable guide presents Pablo Escobar's history on a sightseeing tour of the most famous locations linked to the drug lord, and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole. Start your tour by visiting the Inflexion Memorial Park, built in 2019 on top of the lot of the old Monaco Building, a former property of the drug lord, to commemorate the 46,612 victims who were killed during his rule.  Take a moment to walk through the moving space while your guide tells you facts of that time. Next, make your way to La Catedral, a personal prison Pablo Escobar built for himself — and where he spent five years — on top of a hill overlooking the city. It is said that he could choose who guarded him, and that the prison was built more to keep his enemies out than to keep him in. Drive on to visit the cemetery where Pablo Escobar is buried, as well as the neighborhood in which he spent his teenage years, and the house where he died. End your tour with a spectacular panoramic view of the West side of the city on a cable car ride before being dropped back off at your hotel.

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 City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

5. 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: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

6. 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.

Medellin: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ticket

7. Medellin: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ticket

Discover the city of the eternal Spring as a local using one of the best public transport systems in Latin America guided by a local english speaking guide; see the cable car, a transport created to integrate neighbourhoods with less opportunities and give them a chance to connect with the city through a system that makes everyone´s life easier. Travel through the Tram, see the city center from ground level, and witness the recovery of the historic neighbourhoods of Medellín in the only Translohr Tram in Latin America. And finally visit Placita de Florez, a local market traditional for its flowers and natural products where you can see the day-to-day lives of regular colombians and enjoy native fruits and a delicious natural juice quench your thirst. You can enjoy the center on your own from here, or join us back to Poblado Metro Station.

Medellín: Comuna 13, Pueblito Paisa, & Antioquia Museum Tour

8. Medellín: Comuna 13, Pueblito Paisa, & Antioquia Museum Tour

A representative will contact you at the hotel where you are staying, to start the tour with a visit to Commune 13, taking a historical, aesthetic and political tour that some street artists from the Hip Hop movement in that area of the city designed and execute in the Commune. city, through graffiti, the stories that move and inspire hope and the search for better living conditions for the community are made known, then there will be a short journey by metro and a metrocable line from where you can see a unparalleled panoramic view of the city, we continue with a panoramic tour where you will be able to appreciate some of the places with the greatest tourist attraction and social impact of the city, such as the Nutibara hill, on top of which is a replica of a typical Antioquian town, botanical garden, park explora, park of desires, Ruta N innovation and technology center, barefoot park, finally the botero square where 23 is open-air bronze cultures by the Colombian master Fernando Botero and admission to the Antioquia museum. In the end I return to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Medellín

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

This guide is a deep breakdown of Pablo Escobar and his significance on the life and continued effect on the political and cultural landscape in Colombia. This may be the best Pablo Guide as it’s customized to the people you bring; if you had the chance to choose Julio take that chance with no hesitation! This guy can help plan out your entire stay in Medellin and enrich you with cultural, geographical, and historical knowledge of Pablo and all of Colombia.

This tour has covered history of Medellin, new culture rising, beautiful views, local, food, art exhibitions, DJs, dance crews. Vibrancy of comuna 13 is fascinating. Santiago is a fabulous guide - knowledgeable, great personality, answered all of our questions in great detail .

Sebastián was great. Very informative on the history of comuna 13. Was a fun day, and the group size was perfect. Highly recommend.

Sebastian was the best tour guide! He did so well on the busiest day ever and definitely needs to get paid on the weekends!

Great tour, got to see a lot of beautiful graffiti. We got a good overview of history all with a fun twist.