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Medellín: 5-Hour Gastronomic Wonders Tour

1. Medellín: 5-Hour Gastronomic Wonders Tour

As you walk through Medellín, see a variety of snacks, fruits, and juices that are representative of different Colombian regions. You might have wondered about the ingredients and what is best to try. Come on this tour to taste delicious Antioqueño traditional food with fresh local ingredients. You will be picked up at your hotel to take you to Parque Bolivar, a park with enormous trees, and the mesmerizing Medellín's Metropolitan Cathedral. You will enter the Cathedral and contemplate its impressive Neoclassical architecture, before moving on to your first gastronomic stop. Going through Pasaje Junin, you will go to a traditional tearoom and bakery that has been working for more than 50 years. Here, you will taste delicious baked products such as buñuelos (fried dough ball), pan de yucas (cassava bread) or almojábanas (cornbread with cuajada cheese) and traditional Tinto (softer Americano coffee). Afterward, you will taste the famous Chorizo, Morcilla (blood sausage), Arepas (corn flatbread), Patacones (fried plantain), and Criolla potatoes in a traditional Antioqueño restaurant ambiance as an old Paisa Hacienda. As a tradition to open your appetite, paisas often drink a shot of Aguardiente (anise liqueur) at lunch or before lunch so you will drink a shot of Aguardiente at Salón Málaga, a fascinating and classic place frequently visited to listen to Tango. You will then get into the tramway to move to Plaza de Flores, a market full of flowers that will charm you with its vibrant colors. There, you will be able to taste and see the preparation of choclo arepas (sweet corn flatbread) and local fruit juices. Enjoy delicious food while you discover the authentic lifestyle of traditional Colombian markets. To end things properly, you will go to the Plazuela San Ignacio for a sweet Oblea (filled slim cookie) as a dessert, while you enjoy the plaza and wait for your driver to pick you up. Then, you will be driven to your hotel or any other place of your choice in the city.

Medellín: Comuna 13 and Downtown Private Walking Tour

2. Medellín: Comuna 13 and Downtown Private Walking Tour

Join us in this unique way of integrating yourself with a diverse and joyful city in this whole-day private tour. Start your day by meeting our local guide at your hotel. He will take you to our first stop: Comuna 13. Here, you’ll take the Metro cable car to get to the comuna, where you’ll be part of its famous graffiti tour. Once down again, Parque Berrío station will be our next destination as one block from there, there is Memory House Museum. Outside the museum you can find the sculptures of Fernando Botero, a famous Paisa artist. Inside Antioquia Museum, you will delight yourself with a mix of national and international art in its several rooms. Right outside, we will go to visit the flea market, to then head to Parque Bolívar, and listen to the history behind its church and foundation. Then, we will visit a traditional coffee shop downtown to have a typical coffee in the Colombian way and learn in depth about the different kinds of preparation. Once you are all satisfied, we will walk along Junín pedestrian street, this one will take us to La Playa Avenue. This is an important street where the first houses were built in Medellin. You will walk all the way up this avenue and will find Placita de Flores market, a traditional market where you can get organic fruit. Here you’ll have a well-deserved fresh juice after a long walk. Afterwards, the tour will cross by Memory House Museum and Bicentenario Park. From there the tour will go down to meet San Antonio park where we will be waiting for the driver who will drop you off at your destination, setting the end of the tour. Finish your day with the feeling of having seen it all and let Medellin amaze you.

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