Guided tour

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

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Take a trip to Columna 13, which went from being the most dangerous neighborhood in Colombia to a bustling art district. Ride the cable car across the mountains and taste some typical ice cream.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Study the intricate colors and designs of graffiti created by local artists
  • Immerse yourself in local culture as you walk the streets and ride the bus
  • Ride the metrocable into the mountains for breathtaking views of the city
  • Learn about the history of Medelling and the transformation of Columna 13
  • Grab a drink with other travelers at a bar with some of the best views
Full description

Discover the incredibly transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the metrocable, and take the public bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes.

Start at the Poblado metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car the metrocable and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system.

Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood.

Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time. Try some traditional Colombian street food before heading to a bar with the best views in the city for a drink to get to know your fellow travelers.

  • Graffiti walking tour
  • Guide
  • Metro and cable car tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • 1 traditional ice cream
  • 1 drink (beer, soda, or water)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 10 years
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Poblado metro station's north entrance, steps away from the ticket booth. Your guide will be in front of the large Virgin Mary display against the windows overlooking the river.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Cash
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 66 reviews

    Review summary

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    Well, first we were very grateful for the tour since the beginning. In a short time we got to explore Comuna 13, its colorful graffitis and their culture (music, food, coffee, people). Also we got to know about its history. Then we stayed a little longer when the tour ended because we knew where to go. Definitely recommended.

    August 18, 2022

    If you are going to visit Medellin you need to do this tour! The cable carts are well worth it for taking great pictures of the view of Medellin and our tour guide Sebastian was incredibly knowledgable and helpful before, during and after the tour! The history behind Communa 13 is something that will interest anyone!

    July 31, 2022

    Carolyn is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Make sure you ask questions, because she won't talk about alot of the graffiti, but she knows alot--you just need to show interest and ask. They are trying to appeal to tourists, so you stop for snacks, stop for ice cream (horrible!), and a beer. I would have rather perhaps done ONE of these stops and seen more and heard more about Comuna 13.

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    July 31, 2022

    Product ID: 420286