#1. Pueblito Paisa:

Pueblito Paisa is a prominent attraction in Medellin. It is a replica of towns in Antioquia. It is located on the top of Cerro Nutibara (Nutibarra Hill). It brings the century-old Antioquia into life with a traditional stone fountain perched in the middle of the town square. The town square is surrounded by a barber shop, a one-room school, a church and rectory and the mayor’s office. Pueblito Paisa offers a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding mountains and valleys.

Getting There: The closest metro station is ” Industriales”. Once there, exit the metro station and continue walking on the Diagonal 30A street until you see a flight of steps leading to Pueblito Paisa.

Cost: Metro: COP 2,300 | Entrance: FREE

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#2. Botanical Garden:

Medellin’s Botanical Garden is home to tropical gardens, a maze, a butterfly farm, a lagoon a fantastically quirky and massive outdoor event area, which is designed in the shape of a bouquet of flowers and a science building. Across the street from Parque Explora and the city’s freshwater aquarium.

Getting There: Take the metro to Universidad, the gardens are just outside the metro station.

Cost: Metro: COP 2,300 | Entrance: FREE

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#3. Parque Arvi:

Parque Arvi is an ecological nature preserve and Pre-Hispanic archeological site with numerous trails. It includes hikes, nature tours, cycling, and outdoor adventure sports. An outdoor food market is located next to the gondola station.

Getting There: From Acevedo Metro station, take a cable car to San Bernardo (price is included in Metro Ticket), from San Bernanrdo take a Cable Car to Parque Arvi.

Cost: Metro COP 2300 | Cable Car from San Bernardo to Parque Arvi COP 5200 | Entrance: Free

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#4. Comuna 13:

Medellin has long been a bellwether for measuring violence and criminal activity in Colombia, and Comuna 13 has been at the heart of the storm. Comuna 13 is one of the many symbols of the change happening in the city. Walls adorned with arts, brightly coloured houses, electric escalators connecting residents to the city centre. Although Comuna 13 is yet not the safest place to venture out, basic precautions should keep you out of trouble. One of the famous attractions in Comuna 13 are the graffiti tours.

Getting There: Take Metro Line B to San Javier (the last stop). Exit the station and cross the road where you’ll find a bus stop. Busses to Comuna 13 arrive frequently with a sign escalaras electrica. It costs COP 1000.

Cost: Metro COP 2300 | Bus COP 1000 | Entrance: Free

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#5. Walking Tour:

Free Walking tour by Real City Tours is recommended as #1 activity in Medellin on Trip Advisor. Personally, it was the best way to see the city with a different view. Make sure to book your tour through their website a day or two before. Although it is promoted as “Free Walking Tour”, like any other walking tours you are expected to tip at the end.

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