Medellin

When to go

Dec-Mar

Ideal length

3 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Bogota

Medellin, known as the ‘city of eternal spring’, is located deep in the fertile and mountainous Aburra valley. Being surrounded by mountainous peaks means there are spectacular views everywhere you look and at an altitude of 1,538 m, this city has an eternal springtime with an average temperature of 20° C.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN MEDELLIN

CITY TOUR

Here you will visit the San Antonio Park, known as La Plazoleta, which is home to 20 or so Botero sculptures as well as the Museo de Antioquia. Continue to the Plazuela de San Ignacio, the oldest in town, which is surrounded by the church of San Ignacio, a true baroque jewel

SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA

Leaving Medellin and passing the Parque de los Tamarindos, you arrive at the Puente de Occidente Bridge, a masterwork of engineering that connected Medellín to the sea and accelerated the area’s economic growth. Arrival in Santa Fé de Antioquia, where time seems to have stalled in the Colonial era

CARMEN DE VIBROL

Carmen de Viboral is a small town in the Eastern Hills outside of Medellin known for its tradition of ceramic or pottery manufactures. A long time ago the unique style of pottery work turned this activity into the most emblematic tradition of the region. You will visit the local ceramic museum and learn about the history of pottery in Colombia

FLOWER MARKET

An hour away from the city is Santa Elena, a small town where the silleteros are from. They are responsible for the symbolic annual silletero’s parade, the main event of the Flowers Fair. The most important tradition for them is the making of silletas with flowers grown in their own gardens.

PENOL & GUATAPE

Leaving Medellin you head to the town of Guatape in order to visit the enormous rock! Guatapé is located in the outskirts of Medellin and has a reservoir created by the Colombian government for a hydro-electric dam, in the middle of the reservoir it is the Peñol Rock. The Peñol Rock is possibly a meteorite due to its size

GRAFFITI TOUR

Medellin is a city that has gone through a great transformation that is shown in thousands of art forms expressing the hope of the people, specifically urban art and graffiti in the city are not just artistic expression but also have a strong cultural and political component

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