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Tourism in the city of Medellin
Medellín is the second most populated city in Colombia, with spring weather. It has many museums, and many shopping centers. The services and commerce that stand out are from textile, chemical, food, beverage, metal-mechanic, and electronic companies.
The Medellín City Tour has departures every day for a duration of 3 to 4 hours.
Departure time: 9:00 am
Meeting point for shared tourism : Parque del Poblado or Estadio Metro Station.
Meeting point for private tourism : Hotel lodging.
Per person when it is shared tourism :
Children older than 5 years $70,000
Children under 5 years $10,000
Per person when it is private tourism :
When it is 1 Adult $330,000
When there are 2 adults, each one pays $180,000
When there are up to 3 or 4 people, each one pays $160,000
When there are up to 5 or 7 people, each one pays $150,000
When there are more than 8 people, each one pays $100,000
Transport in vehicles according to the number of people
-Parques del Río
-Visit and entrance to the Metro
-Park of lights
-Guide during the tour
-Medical assistance card
Wear comfortable clothes, do not use valuable objects during the tour.
Arrive 15 minutes early.
It is better to have the original identity documents in case of any unforeseen events.
Historic center of Medellín, department of Antioquia, is located in the northwest of Colombia, in the Aburrá Valley, it has an estimated population of four million fifty-five thousand inhabitants, it is located at 1,479 meters above sea level, which means that it has a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, which has made it known as the city of eternal spring and was founded in the 17th century when the first part of the conquest was already underway, the territory where it was founded was already it had been previously explored by several expeditions, the main one led by Jorge Robledo. Robledo separated from Belalcázar and began to conquer and discover all that land that would be known as the Aburrá Valley, Medellín, this great metropolis in the middle of the mountains of Antioquia,
That city would be Santa Fe de Antioquia, a mining vocation but it had a problem in the very arid land not suitable for agricultural crops, this circumstance meant that all the food products demanded by the mining area that was relatively close, had to be brought from In other cities, a series of sites were spontaneously generated in the Aburrá Valley and the most suitable for people to receive in it was a site at the confluence of the Anna ravines with the Aburrá river, that new Villa was frustrated because he had many enemies in the city of Antioquia. Two years later, the Queen of Spain ordered an elevation to be made there and a town to be created. This initiative was not viewed favorably by the residents of Santa Fe, who immediately,
where many of the old and representative buildings were knocked down, then the construction of a library began, it was traditionally a meeting place for all Medellinians, this led to the city obtaining an award known as the attila prize that is given to it Precisely to those people or institutions that have openly violated the built cultural heritage of any Latin American city, the Antioquia railway transported cargo and passengers and this required, then, the construction of several stations along its length. One of the most important is the Medellín station, it is a building designed by the architect Enrique, the art that began in 1907 and ended in 1914 the work of the Antioquia railway was built with all the modern techniques that were used then,
Fernando Botero made the decision to donate 23 sculptures with the intention that they be exhibited in a public space to the extent that there was no significant public space, a large urban renewal project was carried out that involved the demolition of several buildings to create what It is currently known as the Botero park, where these 23 sculptures are currently exhibited. They come to see Botero’s things here, drawings such as dolls, horses, many things, all of them are very well elaborated and even very representative, there is the Roman soldier who It’s very striking because women who want to have eternal love always go to that sculpture to take a photo and take its member because the Roman soldier is Philippis, the god of love.
A program that was called Medellín the most educated, tried to make a presence in those marginal sectors, a project was the Spain library in the Santo Domingo neighborhood, it was such an award-winning project that it won the contest in 2006 and with a great viewpoint where you can see the city of Medellín has ended up becoming a geographical reference for all the people who live in that place.
It is a city that has historically destroyed its architectural heritage but that seems to be determined to rebuild it thinking not about what could be done and lost, but about what it is doing and can leave behind, above all, central history to those who come.
Reference: Medellin from town to Metropolis