Guided tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour
Guided tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

From US$ 21.72 per person

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.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

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

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.

Includes
  • Metro tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • English and Spanish-speaking experienced guides
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Date

    Meeting point

    Please do not use the address listed in the booking. The activity provider is trying to correct it. The guide will be waiting at the 'Estación Poblado del metro' steps from the ticket counter at Cl. 10, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. Look for your guide in front of the religious display by the big windows. "Estación Poblado del metro" meeting point... Google maps, Uber or Taxi. The North entrance. Do not use the address listed in the booking as the activity provider is working on trying to get the correct address for the metro station.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Camera
    • 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

    4.7 /5

    based on 675 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    Jorge, our guide, was wonderful. We met at the metro and he took us up to the top of the mountain to give an overview of the different sectors of Medellin. We went into la Communa 13 and walked throughout the community as he explained more of its history along with the street art. We stopped at different vistas and spoke to various non-profits working in the community. We got popsicles from a local vendor and went down the electric stairs. Our trip was fun, educational, and worthwhile, especially due to Jorge’s knowledge and fun personality.

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    March 27, 2023

    Amazing tour with Walter. He was very informative and passionate about Comuna 13. He was also very funny and engaging. This tour allowed me to also ride the metro cable, the train and the bus which were all included(something I would not have done on my own as a solo traveler) This tour gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for Medellin and its history!

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    March 27, 2023

    I recommend doing this tour with Oscar to learn more about the city and its history. Oscar knew so much about the area which helped me understand Medellin so much more. A whole area that has been made beautiful with art was motivating. Oscar was an awesome tour guide and knew so much about the murals and graffiti art.

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 283367