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Sightseeing in Medellin - what to see. Complete travel guide

Medellin is the second-largest city of Colombia. Long ago this place has become very popular among travelers who are ready to enjoy the beauty of the city at the fullest. The city has managed to keep numerous old quarters that look very colorful and unusual for a modern person.
Medellin will meet the travelers with various restaurants serving ethnic cuisine. The city features numerous gastronomy establishments of different trends. The Carmen restaurant is one of … Open
In Medellin old neighborhoods are interspersed with spacious squares, the most famous of which are Plaza Botero and Plaza de Toros la Macarena. You will also find here numerous architectural attractions, including beautiful churches Basilica Metropolitano and Basilica de la Candelaria. In order to get acquainted with the history of the city and see the priceless exhibits it hides, move your feet to two city museums - Pueblo Paisa and Museo de Antioquia.
However, Jardin Botanico Joaquin Antonio Uribe botanical garden remains the most popular and frequently visited place of the city. One of the areas in the garden is devoted entirely to orchids. In his garden you will find a few dozen of types of these fantastically beautiful flowers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main event of the cultural life of the city of Medellin is the annual fest named Feria de las Flores or the Festival of the Flowers. This is a great flower parade which is accompanied … Open
In addition to sightseeing guests of the resort will definitely have a lot of fun. Nightlife lovers will find numerous entertaining programs that are organized on Thursdays and Saturdays. Medellin has become the venue for the annual carnival of flowers Fier de Las Flores. Best florists of the country participate in this festival, so here take place numerous events and incredibly beautiful parades. However, flowers, certainly, remain the biggest attraction and the center of attention on this event. Gourmet travellers are surely recommended to visit local restaurants. The prices in them will become a pleasant surprise, while a wide choice of dishes will satisfy simply any visitor. When it comes to shopping, we advise you to visit such new shopping centers as Unicentro, Tessoro, Oviedo and San Diego. Open-air market El Centro is also very popular. While visiting the markets, do not forget to bargain with sellers as it will help to reduce cost significantly and to support a good tradition.
An excursion to the Pablo Escobar ranch promises to be very interesting. It occupies a vast area of ​​more than 2,000 hectares. For several decades, this ranch belonged to one of the wealthiest drug lords in the world, who became famous for his cruel temper. Now the entire territory of the ranch has been turned into an interesting open-air museum. Beautiful old buildings, the main baron's mansion with luxurious furniture, and his personal plane are preserved here. This ranch is famous for its natural beauty. On its territory there are beautiful lakes in which hippos live.
Located in a picturesque area, Medellin is famous for its natural attractions. This is a beautiful city, the first mention of which refers to the beginning of the 17th century. Thanks to the … Open
Among the amazing modern attractions, the most interesting is the Lights Park, located on the Plaza Cisneros. This unusual park is a complex of 18-meter columns, on top of which bright lights and reflectors of light are fixed. The principle of park lighting varies depending on the lunar phases. After sunset, this original area turns into a unique light attraction.
MEDELLIN - ANTIOQUIA Fans of excursions to historical places will be interested to see the ancient Cathedral. It is located in the Bolivar Park. The age of this cathedral is a little less than a hundred years. It is the largest cathedral in South America. The famous French architects worked on the design of the cathedral. Now it draws attention not only with its impressive appearance, but also with its luxurious interior decoration.
Medellin boasts plenty of interesting entertaining places to visit which can help to sufficiently vary a city tour adding new emotions and sensations to the Medellin visit. Tourists … Open
In a spectacular historic building that looks like a fairytale castle, is located the El Castillo Museum. This building was constructed in 1930 and is an original architectural monument in the Gothic style. Until 1971, the castle was privately owned, and after it was decided to open a museum. Now in its spacious halls, there is a rich collection of antique dishes, fine paintings and tapestries, sculptures and other antiques.
Medellin... que chimba parce An interesting place for walking is Park of Spain. It will be intriguing to visit not only for nature lovers. In this park, in addition to beautiful flowers and exotic plants, you can see the original building in a futuristic style, which now houses a library.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Medellin and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Medellin
♥   Shopping area ' Via Primavera' Medellín, 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Medellin
♥   Park Natural Regional 'Parque Natural Regional Metropilitano Cerro El Volador' , 5.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'Area De Recreacion Parque Ecologico Cerro Nutibara' , 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park Natural Regional 'Rionegro' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural National Park 'Las Orquideas' , 84.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural National Park 'Selva De Florencia' , 103.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Medellin and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Antioquia' Medellín, 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Medellín Museum of Modern Art (MAMM)' Medellín, 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Medellin from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Penon de Guatape

From the series “Best Extreme Places on Earth for Thrill Lovers”
At the top of the rock, a pleasant surprise awaits the brave travelers - a nice and interesting restaurant where you can drink a cup of excellent Colombian coffee or the tequila with salt that will be nerve-soothing after such a complicated ascent. Since ancient times the locals consider the summit El Penon de Guatape to be sacred. The first people were only climbed up to the summit in 1954. The first ascent took 5 days. Today one can conquer the inaccessible rock in just a few minutes. … Read further

Sightseeing in Colombia: things to see

The capital of the country, Bogota, has a striking contrast of old historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. It’s normal to see both pack mules and modern cars on streets of the city. Main landmarks of Bogota are located in old quarters, where among curving streets one can see ancient churches, monuments and old mansions. There are several interesting sights on Plaza Bolivar, such as Primal Cathedral built in the 16th century, the President Palace, and the monument dedicated to the first president of Columbia. … Open
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All about Medellin, Colombia - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Medellin, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Medellin in few days.
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