Medellin, once described as the world's most dangerous city, has worked hard to shed the image associated with drugs, gang wars, and gun violence, and has worked hard to shed the images associated with drug trafficking, drug cartels, gangs, and violence. Much has changed since the dark days of the 1990s and in recent years it has become an extremely popular tourist destination. Many cities in Latin America have taken Medell as their model and have unintentionally become major tourist attractions. Once famous for being the site of some of Colombia's most violent and violent drug wars, it was one of the most dangerous cities in the world, if not the most dangerous, but today it is home to the largest concentration of drug traffickers in South America.
There are a number of reasons to visit Medellin, but if you are not close enough, you can visit it for free, making it an excellent base for exploring Colombia more deeply. Within one or two hours from the city, you can get a sense of how diverse Colombia really is and visit some really beautiful little towns.
Perhaps one of the best reasons to visit Medellin at least once in your life is to see how much the city has changed for the better. I arrived in Medelin on my first visit and I just wish I had done a tour, but it is best to spend your first full day in Medellenin.
If you are tired of Bogota and ready to return to Medellin, you should take a bus that may stop somewhere along the way. You can also book domestic flights via VivaColombia and take a direct flight from Medellin to Santiago de Compostela, the Colombian capital. For a longer stay in Colombia, there are international and domestic air transfers, which include a stopover in Bogotea for a few hours or perhaps even a short stopover in Cartagena, Colombia.
Medellin may be smaller than the Colombian capital, Bogota, but that doesn't mean there are fewer cultural attractions and museums for visitors. Of course, Medell is not as cheap as a trip to rural areas and it may not be the best value for money compared to other cities in the country, such as Cartagena or Santiago de Compostela.
There are a number of exhibits that present the history of Medellin and the history and culture of the city, providing a great overview for future trips to Colombia. Check out our comprehensive Colombia travel guide and read more articles about Colombia and subscribe to our newsletter to plan a better trip to Colombia! For more information about writing this article and going it alone to Medelin and other parts of the country, visit Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google + and our website.
But much has changed since the 1990s, and this beautiful city has become a must-see - on every trip to Colombia. I hope this article has proved helpful to you, whether you love living in Medellin or whether you hate a few things about Colombia! If you read my previous article about Medelin, which is kind to digital nomads, it probably doesn't have the list of cities you should visit in Colombia, but if you donate, it certainly has to be on your list.
When I think of my time in Colombia, one of my favorite places is definitely Medellin in the central region of Antioquia. With so many great destinations around it is super easy to spend a week in this region of AntIOQUIA, and it is a great place to spend a night in one of the best cities in Colombia. If nightlife is not your thing, then this is probably not the place to go, but if you are like me, you will love it!
Even if you are not in Medellin, part of the visit to Medelin is to see and experience the nearby peoples and cities. This is the perfect destination for a day trip to Medillin, as you can see some of the most beautiful poblaciones (villages) of Antioquia as well as the city itself. Even if you are not in Medellin or visiting Medellin, you can see and experience these nearby cities for yourself.
Speaking of downtown, the free English-language Medellin city tour offered by Real City Tours is one of the best activities in Medelin for newcomers. The Medellingin Free Walking Tour is an incredible tour led by a certified Medillin guide who is a local. The local residents are particularly proud of their subway, which is always spotlessly clean and well organized. It probably helps that Bogota, a real rival of Medellin, doesn't have a subway.
Not everyone has the same prejudices about Medellin or Colombia in general, and it is incredibly common to still meet people who associate the city with nothing but violence and danger. Some women feel that there is a lot of violence, violence on the street and even violence against women in public places.