Ultimate List of Best Things to Do in Medellin

Ultimate List of Best Things to Do in Medellin, Medellin, Colombia (B)

Medellín, Colombia, a city nestled high within the Colombian mountains, has a rich cultural history dating back centuries. It’s architecture is stunning, spanning from Spanish colonial to works of modern renown.

But, unfortunately, when most international travellers think of Medellín, they jump to the city’s darker past.

The danger and crime that blanketed the city were the result of the cartel wars instigated and fought by the infamous Medellín Cartel and its leader, Pablo Escobar.

Escobar has been thrust back into popular culture due the Netflix series Narcos and other recent portrayals in film and television.

Yet, many don’t know that Medellín has, in more ways than not, left these dark days behind. In the years since Escobar’s death, city wide reform efforts have lowered Medellín’s crime rate dramatically, and the city is now considered safer than several in the USA.

And that’s a great thing, because it means travellers like us can feel confident and safe exploring the best Medellín has to offer. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Ultimate List of Best Things to Do in Medellin
Guide Location: Colombia » Medellin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tim Kroeger
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.universal-traveller.com/ultimate-list-of-best-things-to-do-in-medellin-colombia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Arvi Park
  • Comuna 13
  • Plaza Botero
  • Museo de Antioquia
  • Museum of Modern Art