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Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour

Medellín: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour
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Explore the Comuna 13 district, learn about the troubled history of Medellín while checking out amazing street art and meeting artists and local residents in the community.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the most colorful neighborhood in Medellín and pictures of the graffiti walls
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the cable cars
  • Take a ride on the metro across the city like a local
  • Interact with local residents
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Metro tickets
  • Snacks
  • Water and juice
  • English and Spanish-speaking experienced guides
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    By the ticket counter, Estación Poblado, Cl. 10, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Don't forget to charge you camera and wear comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 501 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Perfecto! Absolutely fantastic. Sergio, my guide, was super knowledgeable about Medellin's history and Pablo Escobar. He was a great story teller and very accommodating. We hit ALL the best Pablo sites. By far the BEST tour. He picked me up at my hotel and dropped me off afterward. Highly recommend.

    August 8, 2022

    Super fun tour, also doable with children (teenagers in our case) because you not only walk but also take the metro and cable car and regularly stop. Very enthusiastic guide, good English, nice stop at the top of Commune 13 for a beer in a small bar with a fantastic view. Definitely recommended!

    July 20, 2022

    We got to the train station pretty easily and waited on everyone to get there, went down and got in the train, did a transfer and voila! We were at the metrocable station. The metrocable was super cool and the views were awesome. The guide was sure to give us a lot of time to take picture (a recurring theme). Then we took a bus to comuna 13 and yea we had to walk up a good bit but it wasn't horrifying. They also seemed to be aware it was a ways up because there were built in stopping points on the tour right around the time it felt like you couldn't go any further.lol. The graffiti was super cool and so were the stories behind them. The transformation of the area is spectacular and the guide made sure to let us know that not long ago tourists would've had something bad happen. Honestly, while there is graffiti and the story of it was told well. I'd say the tour is more of a good excuse to take the metrocable and see the top of comuna 13. In fact it was better that way for me.

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    June 11, 2022

    Product ID: 283367