Guided tour

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Medellin: Comuna 13 History & Graffiti Tour with Cable Car

Activity provider: The best tours in Medellin

From US$ 17.81 per person

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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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.

Includes
  • Graffiti walking tour
  • Guide
  • Metro and cable car tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • 1 traditional ice cream
  • 1 drink (beer, soda, or water)

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 143 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    The guide takes you to know the culture of the commune 13, how they live, how they walk and what they walk. The tour was very cool, although what they gave us was water and not cold/beer as the tour says, but for the rest of the experience it was super cool

    October 4, 2022

    Sebastian was AMAZING! Do not hesitate in booking this tour. It was our favorite thing so far in Colombia! learning about the history and all the meaning behind all the graffiti was incredible! The atmosphere of this community was so great and what we travel for to find gems like this and learn about how they came to be! Thank you Sebastian!!

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    September 23, 2022

    Our guide Paola was amazing. She portrayed a realistic picture of the history of the community without glorifying or sugarcoating, honoring those who were most affected by the events that took place over the past 40+ years. The artists and the people of the Comuna were warm and welcoming, and the street performers made me feel like I was back home in NYC.

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    September 21, 2022

    Product ID: 420286