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Placita de Flórez: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Medellin: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ticket

2. Medellin: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ticket

Discover the city of the eternal Spring as a local using one of the best public transport systems in Latin America guided by a local english speaking guide; see the cable car, a transport created to integrate neighbourhoods with less opportunities and give them a chance to connect with the city through a system that makes everyone´s life easier. Travel through the Tram, see the city center from ground level, and witness the recovery of the historic neighbourhoods of Medellín in the only Translohr Tram in Latin America. And finally visit Placita de Florez, a local market traditional for its flowers and natural products where you can see the day-to-day lives of regular colombians and enjoy native fruits and a delicious natural juice quench your thirst. You can enjoy the center on your own from here, or join us back to Poblado Metro Station.

Medellín: Comuna 13 and Downtown Private Walking Tour

3. Medellín: Comuna 13 and Downtown Private Walking Tour

At first, you will be picked up by our guide at the hotel. Soon after you will be heading downtown where the tour takes place. After visiting the museum, you will have a fun local experience at the most emblematic markets of Medellin’s history: Placita de Flórez. Here, you will have a gastronomic experience and you will get to try some fruits and walk along the halls full of local and national products, as you learn about the traditions and stories of this place. Your next stop is San Antonio Park, a sort of open-air gallery that includes some Botero's sculptures. Botero is a famous Colombian artist, known for playing with proportions of the images. Here you will be able to walk around the place as you learn more about the city with your guide. You will tour along gastronomic places where you will also get to have some treats! Continuing with Botero’s topic you will head to the last stop: Botero Square. The only open-air place in the world with 23 sculptures by the artist. Here, you will not only learn more about his work and life, but you will also get to know more about the city center of Medellin, the Metro system and culture, and much more. Your last but not least stop is a must when in Medellin: the 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. You will get to see urban art, street artist and the warmth of locals who want to share their joy with you. Having finished this visit, the guide and the driver will take you back to your hotel. Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this fascinating city in this magical country that offers you everything.

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