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Guatape Artificial Dam and Town

Guatape Artificial Dam and Town

Visiting this town and what is known as the Oriente Antioqueno region (Eastern Antioquia) is one of the most exiting things to do in Medellin. For the construction of this impressive reservoir, the former town of El Penol was completely demolished in the 60′s and its inhabitants were relocated in the new Nuevo Penol. Guatape [...]

Aeroparque Juan Pablo II

Aeroparque Juan Pablo II

Six pools, a huge three slides pool, a canopy that ends in a semi-Olympic pool and a sauna, make the Aeroparque Juan Pablo II the largest water playground area of Medellin and it’s one of the preferred things to do in Medellin by locals and visitors. The Aeroparque is set just beside the Olaya Herrea [...]

Cerro El Volador Eco-park

Cerro El Volador Eco-park

Among the many things to do in Medellin, visitors can enjoy the Cerro El Volador Eco-park (El Volador Hill), an amazing place surrounded by nature, that was first opened in 1992. On top of the hill there is a museum that holds over 60 pieces and antiquities of historical value. In the El Volador Eco-park [...]

Otraparte Museum

Otraparte Museum

A preferred place to visit and an excellent opportunity to discover about the Colombian culture, its literature and its writers, the Otraparte Museum, located in the nearby municipality of Envigado, is one of our favorite things to do in Medellin. The Fernando Gonzalez – Otraparte Corporation was created on April 10th, 2002 after the initiative [...]

Top 20 Things to do in Medellin – Metrocable

Top 20 Things to do in Medellin – Metrocable

Riding Medellin’s Metrocable has become one of the most popular things to do in Medellin. The Metrocable is a gondola type system originally designed to reach some of most under developed areas of Medellin. It is considered to be the first Cable Propelled Transit system in South America. Construction costs were estimated at $26 million USD. [...]

Linear Park La Presidenta

Linear Park La Presidenta

The financial and business area along Avenida El Poblado and Lleras Park are linked by La Presidenta linear park, an area of green nature in the heart of the city that offers some relaxing things to do in Medellin. Walking through the trails, across pedestrian bridges, marvel at their gardens or take a peak from [...]

Parque Arvi Nature Reserve

Parque Arvi Nature Reserve

A beautiful natural reserve just outside Medellin, Parque Arvi is an ambitious project that includes several preservation zones, administered by private and municipal communities, all of them with the purpose of taking care of the natural environment and offering visitors a lot of things to do in Medellin. Located in the eastern edge of the [...]

“Rafael Uribe Uribe” Culture Palace

“Rafael Uribe Uribe” Culture Palace

The Palace of Culture is now a National Monument and it’s headquarters of all the cultural programs of the department of Antioquia and is the center of tons of activities and things to do in Medellin. Built in 1925 by Belgian architect Agustin Goovaerts, who imposed the Flemish Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture, Rafael Uribe [...]

Alpujarra Administrative Center

Alpujarra Administrative Center

One of the most important and traditional places that characterize the city is the Alpujarra Center, located in the heart of downtown and the starting point for hundreds of places to visit and things to do in Medellin. The Alpujarra administrative center, which official name is “Jose Maria Cordova”, is the seat of the municipal [...]

Coltejer Building

Coltejer Building

Architectural heritage of Medellin In the historic center of the city stands the Coltejer building, symbol of industrial development and the strength of Antioquia. One of the most fascinating things to do in Medellin is visiting its wide colonial architecture as well as its modern constructions. Coltejer Building is the tallest construction in Medellin, and [...]

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Colombian Food

I have heard that many people from several countries believe that all Latin American food is very similar. They think that all you can find here are beans and corn. It is a widespread stereotype, equal to the belief that in China they only eat rice, only pasta in Italy or just burgers in the [...]