12 of the Best Things to Do in Medellin

12 of the Best Things to Do in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia (B)

Despite its troubled past, Medellín is quickly reinventing itself as one of Colombia’s must-visit destinations. This despite it not being blessed with obvious attractions such as Cartagena’s photogenic, historic centre. But what it lacks in aesthetic charms it makes up for with a desire to change people’s perceptions of its past, present and future.

We spent a month there while we were house sitting, looking after three dogs and three cats. Based in gringo-friendly El Poblado, with its many cafés, bars and restaurants, we had plenty of opportunities to see what the rest of the city had to offer a visitor.

So, if you’re planning on travelling there, here’s our take on 12 of the best things to do in Medellín.

We’d recommend that your first point of call is to book yourself on to one of the free walking tours around the city centre.

By doing so you’ll learn about how the people of Medellín have had to come to terms with their city’s notorious past. And you’ll see how the city is transforming itself into one of the most innovative and dynamic cities in Latin America. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 12 of the Best Things to Do in Medellin
Guide Location: Colombia » Medellin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.aboveusonlyskies.com/12-things-to-do-medellin/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Botero Plaza
  • Museo Casa de la Memoria
  • exaggerated bronze sculptures
  • Museum of Antioquia
  • Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture
  • Jardín Botánico
  • Parque Explora
  • the cable car from Acevado metro station
  • Santo Domingo
  • Parque Arvi
  • Pergamino
  • Empanadas Envigadenas
  • Lleras Park
  • El Social
  • Bogotá Beer Company
  • Envy Rooftop Bar
  • Botanika Lounge
  • Cafe Zorba
  • La Serenissima Venezia
  • BaoBar & Sushi Bar