Medellín Travel Guide

A Tourist’s Guide to Medellin

The City of Eternal Spring, Medellin is an enthralling backdrop of ragged peaks, striking skylines, lofty apartments and office building, museums, and parks, situated in the narrow valley of Aburra. Medellin is the 2nd largest city in Colombia and a central region of Andes Mountains in South America. With over 3.7 million people, the city has earned the title of global city and acclaimed as one of the best tourist destinations in the world due to its unique climate and landscape. Medellin is the hub economic, commercial and industrial pursuits in Colombia especially the manufacturing and exports of textile goods. The city has some most glossy discos that attract locals and tourist on weekends equally. With every passing day, Medellin is sprawling like wildflowers in the north and south while narrow alleyways are still embracing hills tips. People of Antioquia, especially in Medellin influence an indifference to rest of the country and exhibits abroad touch for even natives in each aspect of life. You will fall in love at first sight with Medellin due to the countless attractions like warm weather, magnificent mountains, pleasant locals and a vigorous culture. But, for now, let me show you the ultimate list of things to do in Medellin.

Botero Plaza and Museum of Antioquia   

The most popular tourist attraction of Medellin can be seen only at Botero Plaza and Museum of Antioquia. Both places own famous fat sculptures made by the native artist, Fernando Botero. However, in the museum, you can also see work of other indigenous artists like Pedro Nel Gomez.

Paragliding in Medellin

Soar the sky in Medellin with paragliding and view the impressive city of Andes Mountains. At a very low price, you can fly up to 80,000 meters for 20 to 30 minutes.  Try to go for flight early in the morning as weather can change any time in Medellin.

Botanical Gardens

Medellin boasts 40 acres botanical gardens, all devoted to orchids and plants. Here you can enjoy bike riding, canoeing and a peaceful stroll with locals. After expansion in 2005, wooden steel towers have become a signature of botanical gardens.

Nightlife of Medellin

You may not be interested but to find most gracious and humble people of the world, you must go to Medellin party. Locals of Medellin love salsa, music food and enjoy a good time. Best places to go out are Rio Sur and Parque Poblado but for more bars in Medellin, go straight to La 70 or 33 for an upscale nightlife experience.

Metrocable and Arvi Park

Accompanying city’s metro, cable car of Medellin is also working as tourist line principally to support Arvi Park tourism. Watch slums, hills and skyscrapers of the city in few minutes and penetrate a marvelous vista of Colombia. At the last Metrocable stop, you can take an aerial ride to visit Arvi Park; a park with natural beauty, cool temperature, hiking trails, streams and forests.