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The changes Medellín has gone through in such a short time are unbelievable, and its sketchy past make the changes even more impressive and exciting. From art to infrastructure and fashion to nightlife, Medellin is moving forward and at such a fast pace that people are struggling to keep up. But they’re taking notice – Medellín has even been recognised as one of the top 25 most innovative cities in the world. Ok Medellín, you’ve got our attention.

For the tourist, travel to Medellín is richly rewarding. Not only does the city boast some of the best clubs in the country, it also has a rapidly expanding restaurant scene that, thanks to the influx of foreign investment in the city, is also diversifying.

Medellín’s growth has inspired change throughout the rest of the country, and travellers and expats are also taking notice. It’s recently become one of the most talked about cities in the world, desirable for the perfect weather, rich culture and progressive policies. Of course, the Paisas aren’t surprised. We’re just becoming privvy to what they’ve known for years.

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Medellín Landmarks

  • MetroCable


    The Metro Cable connects people from different barrios and gives those who live high in the mountains the opportunity to travel into the centre of town quickly and safely. Read more

  • Plaza de Botero

    Plaza de Botero

    Since this is Botero's home city it should be no surprise that you'll find a plaza dedicated to the master himself. Read more

  • Parque Lleras

    Parque Lleras

    The place to go if you want to drink cocktails from rooftop bars, eat international food or party into the night. Read more

Hot to get to Medellín

Flights to Medellín are available from Cartagena from $103,000, Cali from $101,000COL, Bogotá $49,000COL. All prices are one way and are correct as of 28/01/2013 flying via LAN.

International flights:
Madrid: $750 American Airlines
Paris: $1151 LAN Airlines
Miami: $588 Avianca
New York: $826 Taca International/Avianca
Sydney: $3278 Qantas/LAN Airlines

Buses run from most major cities including Bogotá (10-11 hours, $65,000COL) and Cali (11 hours, $50,000COL) but prices range depending on the time of year and whether or not it is a direct trip.

Bus tickets can be bought from local bus terminals (Terminal de Transporte) or bought directly from the bus carriers.

Medellín Tours

  • Medellín Short Breaks

    Medellín Short Breaks

    Short breaks to Medellín offer the chance to experience the city’s fine-dining options, to experience the city’s infamous nightlife and to see the city’s growing buzz. Read more

  • Colombia In a Week

    Colombia In a Week

    For those wanting a Colombia tour that don't have that much time, the Colombia In a Week tour will give you an unrivalled insight into the culture, history and beauty of the country. Read more

  • From the Andes to the Caribbean

    From the Andes to the Caribbean

    An urban tour that gives you the opportunity to visit three of Colombia’s major cities, the bustling, vibrant Bogota; the party city of Medellin; and the charming, laid-back Cartagena. Read more

Medellín Hotels

  • Royal Medellín Hotel

    Situated in the business district of Medellín but close to malls, dining and party district Parque Lleras and Poblado Park, Royal Medellin... See more

  • Art Hotel

    The Art Hotel follows the tradition of many similar, but oh-so-different, hotels around the world, attempting to move away from traditional... See more

  • Park 10 Hotel

    Proudly situated in the safe, swanky neighbourhood of Poblado, a stone’s throw from Zona Rosa, Park 10 Hotel is the perfect place to hang... See more

Medellín Restaurants

  • Carmen

    Now, this is not the place you’re going to hear anyone badmouthing bandeja paisa. At least one of our staff may just have had one in t... See more

  • The Flip Flop Sandwich Shop

    There are three things that you’ll probably notice if you take a seat under one of those friendly yellow parasols during Medellin̵... See more

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