Medellin has quickly been converted into a city of landmarks. With the government spending money on cultural investments, public spaces and educational facilities, the city of eternal spring has been shaped into a world city with many landmarks and points of interest which give it a vibrant and lively air that welcomes visitors with open arms.
Transportation in Medellín bridges the gap between the haves and the have-nots. 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. The Metro Cable is considered to be the first cable car transportation system in South America. The system was first created so residents in the areas in the mountainous barrios could travel to the city centre efficiently and safely. Prior to the construction of the cable system residents in the area of Santo Domingo had to travel two and a half hours to get from their suburb to the city centre. Today the system is fast and efficient for both the locals and visiting backbackers just wanting to get a bird-eye view of the city. Catch the Metro Cable and take the opportunity to see the city of Medellín from above.
This is the place to go if you want to drink cocktails from rooftop bars, eat international food or party into the night. Parque Lleras is just to the south of the centre of town and you will find something to your taste here regardless of what you want. After an arguardiente-fueled fiesta or a quiet dinner for two? In Parque Lleras you’ll find it all.
Plaza de Botero
Plaza de Botero is the great master’s spiritual home; a square dedicated to bringing his work to a public space. And what a public space. Dominating the area are his signature sculptures, looming over the pedestrians in the area.