Downtown Medellin Walking Tour

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What To Expect

Nothing better to understand the essence of a city that walking by. Therefore, we propose a guided walking tour through the center of Medellin where you will learn from the most traditional sectors where lies the history of the city, to the icons of the more contemporary Medellin like Plaza Mayor and the Park of Lights. Explore with us the heart of Medellin!

Highlights

  • Metropolitan Cathedral: the world's largest church built in baked brick

  • Carabobo and Junín pedestrian walkways: live the essence of Medellín

  • Barefoot Park and Plaza Mayor, the most modern architectural area in Medellín

  • La Alpujarra and Plaza Cisneros: history and art in the heart of the city

  • Botero Square, with 23 outdoor sculptures of the artist Fernando Botero

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Medellin
Departs From:
Medellin
Meeting Point:
Barefoot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos), Colombia
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM; 2:00 PM
Product Code:
11512
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Description

Medellin is a city to love for its mountains, friendly people, history and culture. It is the second most important capital of Colombia and in 2013 it was chosen as the most innovative city in the world both for its architecture and its transportation system.

Travel to a first class tourist destination that has a wide network of hotels, and lives his educational and cultural transformation enjoying their public spaces and discovering its history to learn about why it is said that Medellin is a city that pass from fear to hope.

Itinerary

We leave the Barefoot Park, a haven of tranquility in the city center where you will find the Intelligent Building, and continue to Plaza Mayor, located in the most modern and vital architectural area of Medellin. We will pass to La Alpujarra Administrative Center and Plaza Cisneros where we will find architectural gems as the old railway station of Antioquia and Vasquez and Carré buildings.

We will continue along the Carabobo Pedestrian Walkway with picturesque images of the city, to get to Botero Square, which contains 23 outdoor sculptures of the artist. We will cross the traditional Junin pedestrian walkway, where we'll have time to enjoy a coffee at the Astor or Versailles, with 80 years of history, or to buy crafts and typical products. The tour culminates at the Metropolitan Basilica, the largest church in the world constructed in baked brick. Our guide will accompany you back to the Berrio Park Metro Station and, optionally, you can finish at the Antioquia Museum (admission not included).

Operating Hours

  • Mon - Fri 8:00 - 18:00

  • Sat 9:00 - 12:00

Includes

  • Expert tour guide in the language requested

  • Medical insurance day card

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (can be requested as optional)

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

Infants up to 10 years old are free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult. Reservation required. Children below 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The tour can be modified for groups if needed. Tour will be operated as a guaranteed small group tour with a maximum of 12 guests. We recommend comfortable shoes and clothes, good hydration and sun block. Attend to guide security recommendations. Please meet at the departure point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour.

Frecuent Asked Questions

Where is Medellín?

Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia and is located at the northwest of the country. It is one of the Latin-American cities with the most international projection.

How to travel to Medellin?

Medellín has the Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport, which receives flights from Miami, Madrid, New York, Panama, Lima, Quito, Caracas and Fort Lauderdale. The airport is half an hour from Medellin and has permanently taxi service.

What is the climate in Medellin?

Medellin enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year, ranging from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius (64-82 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend cool cotton clothing and sunscreen. Remember that in Colombia there are no seasons so the weather does not vary much from month to month.

How to travel to Medellín?

Medellin has the Jose María Cordoba International Airport, which receives direct flights from Miami, Madrid, New York, Panama, Lima, Quito, Caracas and Fort Lauderdale. The airport is half an hour from Medellín and has permanently taxi service.

What is the climate in Medellin?

Medellin enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year, ranging from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius (64-82 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend cool cotton clothing and sunscreen. Remember that in Colombia there are no seasons so the weather does not vary much from month to month.

Is there a restriction on visas to enter to Colombia?

There is no nationality restriction to travel to Colombia. A visa is required, except for citizens of the following countries (who stay strictly for tourism purposes and for a maximum of 90 days): Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela and foreign residents of Canada and the United States.

What is Colombia's official currency?

The official currency of Colombia is the peso. Notes can be of 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000 y 50.000 pesos, and coins are of 50, 100, 200 y 500 pesos. One U.S. dollar equals approximately 2,000 Colombian pesos.

Is it safe to travel to Colombia?

Like elsewhere in the world, in Colombia is necessary to take some precautions to make your trip the best possible experience. Road travel, wander the cities and towns are very low risk activities. Watch your personal belongings. If you move to a rural area, always do it accompanied by tour guides and qualified personnel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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