Medellín urban transformation tour
City tours

Medellín urban transformation tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Witness Medellin's transformation, from one of the most dangerous cities in the world to one of the most innovative
  • Learn about the development of the Metro and the Metrocable and get an exquisite look over the city from a bird's eye view
  • Understand Colombia's armed conflict and transformation with a visit to The House of Memory Museum
What to expect

On this tour you'll discover what makes Antioquia’s capital a city of urban innovation and why, in 2013, Medellín was recognized as 'The World’s Most Innovative City of the Year', beating New York and Tel Aviv.

First, you'll head to the tramway's Estación de Oriente to take the cable car for a ride over La Sierra, once a very dangerous neighborhood due to drug traffic and armed group occupation during the early 2000s, but transformed through urban interventions such as the cable car that was launched in 2016. Then, you'll ride through Ayacucho's electric tram where you'll see impressive graffiti art displayed through the tram's line on your way to Estación Bicentenario. The next stop will be The House of Memory Museum, a place where the memories of the armed conflict that Colombia lives, has a physical and symbolic place to act in the cultural transformation that Colombia is longing for.

After this visit, you'll take the metro to go to Comuna 13 on the west side of the city. This place, famous for its rough past during Pablo Escobar's time and known to be the most violent neighborhood of Medellín during the early 2000s, is perhaps one of the biggest evidence of social transformation and hope. Here you'll tour the place and learn through it's many graffitis about the changes that took place and the gruesome history of the neighborhood that is now seeing a brighter future. After this tour, you'll enjoy a traditional family-style lunch with an impressive view of the Comuna.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up using public transportation
  • Lunch at Comuna 13
  • Hotel drop-off with private transportation
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks

Medellín, Colombia

Meeting point:
  • Pick-up at your hotel
What to remember
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors, these changes will be notified to you with anticipation
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  • Daily at 8.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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