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Top 7 Medellin Things To Do
Colombia is known for many things, the vibrant culture, music, beautiful women and so much more. However, Colombia has been able to attract tourist over time because of its beautiful landscape and temperate climate. Nothing less can be said about the Antioquia province capital, Medellin.
Popularly called ‘City of Eternal Spring,' the land is not just a sight to behold, but the weather is so amazing you could live there forever. If you ever find yourself in the beautiful city which mixes antique and modern in a unique blend, you need to be prepared. This post will serve as a guide enlightening you on the Medellin things to do.
Nature and Parks
Since the climate is amazing, you have no excuse not to take a walk around the city. The parks in Medellin are enormous and are filled with beautiful sculpted statues and gardens. The city is also surrounded by mountains making the view even more splendid.
Buildings and Sites
There are also several plazas and old building around the city with incredible architecture and stories behind them. Pueblito Paisa, a mock pueblo built on a hill in the center of the city, gives you a 360-degree view of Medellin. Other sites like El Castillo Museo y Jardines, Parque Explora (Largest Latin American Fresh Water Aquarium), Jardín Botánico, are places you can visit. Engaging in these activities are part of the Medellin things to do.
Mountain Biking and ATV’s
With all the mountains in Medellin, these are major sports. You can either watch biker or take a ride. You can register with several tour companies and ride with other tourist or Colombians. If biking is too much, you can opt for the Adventure Trail (ATV).
As a lot of tourists love this activity, there are several companies that offer flights. This activity is dependent on the weather and could be dangerous. However, if you want that burst of adrenaline, just go to the mountains north of the city, and you have it.
Pablo Escobar Tour
Most stories about Colombia talk about Escobar, and this has made tourists curious. Hence, the famous tour of his home, sites he ruined, places like Monaco (the eight-story apartment building that was destroyed during his assassination attempt) and his family grave. This tour takes almost half a day; however, the sites can be visited independently.
Even if you are only going to stay for a week, this is one of the Medellin things to do. You see dancers on the street daily, and there are several schools that offer cheap lessons. This is also a fun way to exercise.
Taste the Best Coffee
As one of the top producers of coffee in the world, if you have not had Colombian coffee, you should try one in Medellin. Juan Valdez Cafes are the best places to get Starbucks standard coffee, and they offer Wi-Fi access and several mouth-watering pastries.
Medellin still has a lot more to offer like, an array of local dishes, its flower festival and so much more. However, if you are not in the city during the festival, you can enjoy the activities listed above and discover more.