Medellín Grand City Tour

Medellín Grand City Tour
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$104
Duration: 8 hours
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Take a tour around Medellin and visit the highlights of the city including the Pueblito Paisa, Plaza Botero, Museum of Antioquia, Botanical Garden, and more.

Enjoy a day jam-packed with the most interesting and gorgeous places on our Medellín Grand City Tour and let our expert guide tell you more about Colombian culture and history. You will be taken to important historical places as well as places with breathtaking views of Medellín and its diverse scene.

After picking you up at your hotel we will start off our tour in Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a traditional small Antioquian town, where we admire the typical large whitewashed houses decorated with beautifully painted doors as well as a traditional church and city hall. We also get to enjoy an incredible view, as Nutibara Hill is the perfect place to look over Medellín.

On our way to the city center, we´ll walk through tree-lined avenues of a beautiful neighborhood called Laureles. The area offers everything you can dream of if you´re looking for a good restaurant or food court.

Our next stop will be at Plaza Botero, right in the center of Medellín, where we are going to discover the unique style of Fernando Botero, Colombia´s famous artist. As we have a look at the sculptures with their disproportioned body parts and unusual exaggeration, we’ll learn about Botero’s sense of humor and irony, but also criticism.

Walking a short distance to Berrío Square, we will talk a bit more about the surrounding buildings or the city’s transport options. The square is considered the heart of the city since it was built back in 1680. Located in the middle of the square, we can see a statue of Pedro Justo Berrío, who was once the governor of Antioquia and an important political figure for Medellín and Colombia. After lunch, we will walk to the end of this little “rambla” for some minutes till we reach Plaza de Bolívar, a place that holds the breathtaking Cathedral of Medellin and where local tango singers folk together.

Then, we will hop on the car again and head to another must-see attraction, the Botanical Garden. We’ll get the chance to visit the award-winning Orchideorama as well as theme gardens with more than 1000 different species of plants. We will also wander the trails of this piece of jungle in the middle of the city and learn about Colombian diversity in plant species.
 
Next, we’ll continue our tour at the “Parque de Los Deseos”, (the Park of Wishes), only a few minutes away. Located next to the University of Antioquia it is a popular place to hang out and oftentimes listen to a concert or watch an outdoor movie on a big screen.

Afterwards, we’ll board the Metrocable and ascend to the Santo Domingo Library on top of a mountain in the north of Medellín. We will have a look at three modern black buildings and we are going to see how this ‘library park’ has led an educational model for social transformation. It was built after the previously isolated district was connected with downtown Medellín by Metrocable and contributed to making the area safer and more attractive.

As we leave the library, we’ll have another look at our surroundings, admiring the sight of Medellín between the mountains before we’re on our way back to your hotel.

Take a tour around Medellin and visit the highlights of the city including the Pueblito Paisa, Plaza Botero, Museum of Antioquia, Botanical Garden, and more.

Enjoy a day jam-packed with the most interesting and gorgeous places on our Medellín Grand City Tour and let our expert guide tell you more about Colombian culture and history. You will be taken to important historical places as well as places with breathtaking views of Medellín and its diverse scene.