ALTITUDE: 1.500 m.a.s.l
Affectionately known as the city of eternal spring, Medellin is rightly proud of its status as being Colombia’s second largest but also possibly most progressive city. Offering the perfect year-round climate, inhabited by friendly locals and replete with legendary nightlife, the capital of Antioquia has understandably become a travellers’ favorite.
But it’s not all about hedonism here in Medellin. The city has come forward in leaps and bounds and has made major headway in creating a more socially inclusive and mobile Medellin. Learn all about contemporary Medellin and its drive to become Colombia’s economic powerhouse though its fantastic integrated transport system which to date links the more humble barrios with the rest of the city through an efficient metro, cable car and even escalator system.
Feast away on a traditional Bandeja Paisa for lunch before checking out the imposing and daring constructions such as the Parque Biblioteca Espana and the Parque de los Pies Descalzos that now define the city and then finish the day in the well-heeled barrio of El Poblado and the buzzing nightlife of Parque Lleras.
- Medellin’s breathtaking nightlife
- Riding the cable car to the “Comunas ” & Arvi Park (Bring Binoculars)
- Check out the amazing variety of orchids in the Orquideorama in the city’s Botanical Garden