One of the newest and most promoted things to do in Medellin is to visit the barefoot or ‘Parque de los Pies Descalzos’, a public park in the heart of Medellin, close to the administrative center ‘Alpujarra‘, adjacent to the Water Museum, the Metropolitan Theater, the conventions center (Plaza Mayor) and what is called ‘Intelligent Building‘ (the first auto-sustainable building belonging to the municipality), and nearby many other urban landmarks.
As indicated by its name, the ‘bare foot park’, is a typical playground, which purpose is that visitors remove their shoes and enjoy relaxed for a while, in the middle of the city, surrounded by nature: the ‘forest of lovers’ (a growing bamboo garden), the Zen garden (threaded by bamboo-shaded trails lined with pleasant benches), a huge sandbox with rocks and sculptures, wading pools, waterfalls, dancing fountains, and many events and educational activities.
The Parque de los Pies Descalzos is a different public space, where nature and man unite their energies to create an environment full of harmony, peace and beauty. It is also a meeting place for cultural activities. In its large square it’s possible to perform concerts and events that attract large numbers of viewers in different seasons.
The Bare Foot Park is a common place visited by foreign and national tourists. It is under constant police and private surveillance, so all visitors can feel protected while taking a break.
Pies Descalzos Park is located at
Carrera 58 # 42 – 125
Phone: 380 69 77
Open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location: Carrera 58 # 42 – 100
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