Medellin Travel Guide
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- 94%Local Culture
- 84%Budget Travelers
- 74%Nightlife Lovers
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (27)
- MedellinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Dec 17, 2013
A perfect combination of soul, salsa and sexy. This city welcomes you in every way possible. Although it has turbulent history, it makes up for it in the warmth of its people, its creative youth and exceptional music scene. If I was given one day out of the week to travel anywhere in the world, I would chose a Tuesday in Medellin. I would wake up at the Palm Tree Hostel, spend the day visiting museums, parks and the local family owned restaurants. In the early evening I would visit the Parque el Periodista and check out the creative madness that Medellin youth have to offer. Then I would walk across the street, buy a beer from the cart and post right in front of the best salsa bar in town, El Eslavon Prendido. The best live music ever! Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday...
- MedellinMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Nov 01, 2013
A cosmopolitan city with a notoriously fabulous climate, which also happens to be super artistic, easy to navigate, and reasonably priced.
- MedellinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 08, 2013
So from the people I have meet from Medellin, it did not interest me to ever visit there. Most people I have meet were very flashy and showy and I do not care to meet those kind of people.
When had a few days in Medellin, I was suprised. The place is VERY organized and outlaying areas are VERY gorgeous. The people are Very pleasant and the weather is nearly perfect. The only drawback is that Medellin is sprawled out, but unline Bogota, it has a real metro system to get around.
- MedellinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 05, 2012
Medellin is the economic engine of Colombia's economy. It is also the cultural center of the central highlands of Colombia, whose inhabitants are nicknamed Paisas. The whole region is recognized around the country for their entrepreneurial spirit, and high dedication to high customer service. The city is very clean and beautiful, and the residents take great pride in maintaining their ample green spaces. Check out the metro, and take a metro cable to get a great view of the city.
- MedellinJul 12, 2012
Medellin is Colombia’s second largest city and the country’s shining example of how it is making huge strides into a brighter future. Once the murder capital of the world, it now moves to a beat dictated by progressive industrialism and its hard-working, hard-partying locals.
Medellin, moreso than Bogota, is a green city with a modern look about it. There are green areas near to where you’re likely to spend your time (El Poblado), and thanks to the warmer weather you’re far more likely to be able to enjoy these spaces than in Bogota.
As far as your night out goes, going out in Medellin offers a good selection of restaurants, bars and clubs. They’re largely situated around the same area and aren’t generally ‘happening’ until the weekend, but still great fun.
Paisas are famous for their warmth and generosity and you’re unlikely to leave without agreeing that they’re some of the nicest people you’ve come across. The downside of the culture? Medellin is one of the plastic-surgery capitals of the world and, as you might expect from a city with that title, things can be a little superficial and people rarely dress in a way that diverts from the norm.
Still, Medellin’s weather and warm people make it an unforgettable experience. Any traveller coming to Colombia with a few days to spend in a city will love Medellin and see it as somewhat of a paradise. No doubt this is why so many of them end up living there.
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