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Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

1. Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Meet your guide in the metro station to begin the tour and experience Medellín like a local. Learn all about the stations and key points in the city as well as how the metro system helped shape the new Medellin. When arriving at the connecting station, hop on a cable car up the hill. As you go, admire the panoramic views of the city and find out about its evolving history and troubled past. At the top, stop to sample local snacks and take a short ride on the bus toward the Comuna 13 district. At the Comuna 13, the real fun begins. An enthusiastic guide will explain all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of the new Medellín. You will have time to take in all the amazing street art and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, interesting stories from the guides, meet locals and learn about the library that works as a community center before returning to Poblado metro station.

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour & Cable Car Ride

2. Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour & Cable Car Ride

The tour starts and ends at the Poblado metro station. You will take three main types of transportation: metro, cable car and bus. You will walk through the graffiti district and take the escalators. After taking the metro, you will enjoy riding the metro cable, you will see the houses on the mountain tops, visit a spectacular viewpoint and learn about the evolution of the city's transportation system. Then you will take a bus to the graffiti district, from where the walking tour will begin. You will be amazed by all kinds of art expressions, such as graffiti, oil paintings, graffiti printed clothes, music shows and dance shows. You will visit a very authentic neighborhood, full of art, music, food and friendly people. During the tour, you will see spectacular graffiti, which are painted by local artists. The guide will explain the meaning of the main graffiti and answer any questions you may have. You will also enjoy street performances such as break dance, rap or trova (traditional musical genre). You will also be able to see multiple options of snacks and traditional Colombian street food. In addition to all of the above, you will visit the best viewpoints of the neighborhood, from which you can see much of the city. During the tour the guide will explain the historical events related to the time of violence in the neighborhood, such as the military operation that liberated the neighborhood from the guerrillas in 2002 and how through the union of the community, the graffiti, the investment in the metro cable and the construction of the escalators, the neighborhood is a clear example of transformation and social development, becoming the most visited place in Colombia and one of the most visited in the world. Finally, the guide will take you to a bar with the best viewpoint of the neighborhood, where a drink is included and you will be able to get to know the other travelers in more depth. Join us, explore the most authentic neighborhood of Medellin and meet other travelers!

Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

3. Medellín: Private City Tour with Metrocable and Comuna 13

Get an insight into Colombia's troubled past on a private guided tour of the formerly dangerous district of Comuna 13 in Medellín.   Discover a replica of an old village at Pueblito Paisa on Nutibara Hill, and get stunning views over the rooftops from one of the city's few conserved ecosystems. Make your way to Comuna 13 to learn how the most notorious neighborhood in the country has reinvented itself. See stunning examples of street art and graffiti that puts the political and socio-economic story of the area into context. Once the center of the gang wars and guerilla activity, the area has been transformed by the local community with the help of government projects such as a giant escalator that runs up the hill. Visit the Botanical Garden and other sustainable city projects such as the charismatic Park of Desires, and the iconic sculptures by Fernando Botero on Botero Plaza.

Medellín: Comuna 13 and Exotic Fruits Day Tour

4. Medellín: Comuna 13 and Exotic Fruits Day Tour

Get a personal introduction to Medellín’s colorful neighborhoods by your English local private guide. Understand the relationship between the local residents, musicians, and graffiti artists that made Comuna 13 such a special place. Be mesmerized by the elaborate street art made by talented artists who went from dodging bullets to creating masterpieces. Also, meet the local community and learn about the positive transformation of this area that was considered one of the most dangerous communities in South America. Take a safe ride in the cable car and enjoy incredible views of the city and neighborhood from the top of the summit. Finally, delight your taste buds as you taste exotics fruits straight from the marketplace. Learn about their nutritional benefits before going back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Comuna 13

What an amazing tour! I enjoyed every second of it. The Comuna 13 portion of it was to die for. I hope to come back one day and spend more time at every place that I visited. The tour guide (Hector Gaviria) was phenomenal. What a pleasant gentleman he is. It felt like I knew him all my life and he is also very knowledgeable. Great job Hector.

Oscar the tour guide was very knowledgable and gave a fascinating insight into the history of Comuna 13, his English was very good and he was very friendly. I recommend this tour very highly, most of the locals seemed to know Oscar personally which made for a great experience.

Very informative. Includes information about the history of Comuna 13 as well as the street art. Excellent value for money.

Julián es un guía que deja una huella de Medellín en el corazón de uno. Conoce mucho de la historia y la sabe transmitir.

Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting. It was an amazing experience.