Frequently regarded as the most innovative city in the world, Medellin’s pleasant year-round climate gives it the nickname “City of Eternal Spring”. Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, the city is known for its vibrant Paisa culture that showcases a combination of traditional Spanish cuisine, natural beauty and lively annual festivals.
Things to do
Engage your mind at Parque Explora, where four interactive buildings feature an aquarium and a vivarium with reptiles. Explore the Living Physics room, which is divided into five thematic areas related to light, sound, movement, energy and forms in nature. You can tour the Mind area where you will question your reality, learn about thermodynamic time and measurement in the weather room and browse a collection of pirarucus, arowanas and anemones in the Aquarium.
Visit the Museo de Antioquia to explore the city’s most important cultural attraction. Browse permanent exhibitions in the open-air museum, including a collection of ceramics in “The Mud Has a Voice”, a dialogue between artists in “Stories to Rethink”, the Colonial and Republican Room and the International Art Room.
Spend a day out in nature at the Jardin Botanico de Medellin. Stroll the scenic pathways and boardwalks that line the green space and browse the collection of zamias, orchids and arboreal ferns. Admire the architectural structures, visit the herbarium and see the butterfly enclosure.
Looking for a day trip? Head to Laguna de Guatape, where you can have lunch and walk around the picturesque town. For some of the best views in the city, climb the 700 hundred steps up to la piedra.
José María Córdova International Airport is less than an hour from Medellin. The easiest way to get around is by metro or car, while it is also possible to get around by taxi or bus.
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