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Top 67 Activities and Attractions in Medellín – Shortlist

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Updated on 03/08/2024

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I would also like to recommend our Medellin travel guide, which offers a perfect overview of the tourist attractions in Medellin. Enjoy reading it!

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Colombia, where culture, nature, and urban life coalesce. In Medellín, every corner reveals a new adventure, every alleyway a unique story. From panoramic viewpoints that paint the skyline to bustling local markets offering authentic flavors, the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ beckons.

Dive into our curated list of the ‘Top 67 Activities and Attractions in Medellín’ and discover why this gem is a must-visit on every traveler’s bucket list. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned visitor, our guide promises hidden treasures and unforgettable experiences for all.

Activities and Attractions in Medellin that you will find detailed in our Medellin Travel Guide

  1. Comuna 13: Witness the transformation through its vibrant street art.
  2. Parque Arví: Nature and archaeological experiences.
  3. Botero Plaza: View 23 iconic sculptures by Fernando Botero.
  4. Jardín Botánico: Enjoy this botanical oasis in the city.
  5. Parque Explora: An expansive science museum.
  6. Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMM): Dive into contemporary art.
  7. Casa de la Memoria Museum: Reflect on Medellín’s turbulent past.
  8. Parque Lleras: The epicenter of nightlife.
  9. Cerro Nutibara: Natural escape with panoramic city views.
  10. Parque Norte: Amusement park for family fun.

Other Activities and Attractions in Medellin

  1. Medellín Metro and Metrocable: A unique urban transport experience.
  2. Planetario de Medellín: Explore the cosmos.
  3. El Castillo Museum and Gardens: European charm in Medellín.
  4. Tranvía Ride: A tramway journey through the city.
  5. Pueblito Paisa: A replica of traditional Antioquian towns.
  6. Parque de los Pies Descalzos: A sensory urban oasis.
  7. Museo Casa de la Música: Regional musical traditions.
  8. Parque de las Luces: Nighttime illumination attraction.
  9. Mercado del Río: Gastronomy delight.
  10. Estadio Atanasio Girardot: Immerse in Colombian football fever.
  11. Ride a Chiva: Traditional Colombian party on wheels.
  12. City Walking Tour: Deep dive into Medellín’s history and culture.
  13. Cisneros Square: Architectural beauty.
  14. San Pedro Cemetery Museum: Unique blend of art and history.
  15. Moravia Cultural Center: Community transformation story.
  16. Local Markets: Like La Minorista and Placita de Flórez.
  17. Attend Local Festivals: Celebrate the famous “Feria de las Flores”.
  18. Street Food Tour: Savor the local palate.
  19. Tango Shows: Experience the passion of dance at venues like El Patio del Tango.
  20. Encicla: Use the city’s public bike system to explore.
  21. Art Tours: Discover murals and public art across the city.
  22. Café Amani: Coffee tasting and learning.
  23. Belén Library Park: Modern architecture and cultural hub.
  24. UVAS: Natural urban pools in various neighborhoods.
  25. Visit Laureles: A neighborhood with tree-lined avenues and local eateries.
  26. Ruta N: See Medellín’s innovation center.
  27. Oviedo Mall: Shop local and international brands.
  28. Teatro Metropolitano: Attend concerts and performances.
  29. Medellín River Parks: Walk along the city’s transforming river.
  30. El Volador Hill: A cultural heritage site with panoramic views.
  31. Language Exchange Events: Mingle and learn Spanish with locals.
  32. Paragliding: Soar over the city.
  33. House of Music (Villa Musical): Musical education and events.
  34. Charlee Hotel Rooftop: Luxurious views of the city.
  35. Join a Football Match Pickup: Play with locals in public stadiums.
  36. Local Breweries Tour: Experience Medellín’s growing craft beer scene.
  37. Eco-tours: Explore the city’s eco-parks and reserves.
  38. Bike Tours: Discover hidden city gems on two wheels.
  39. Los Balsos Park: A green space for relaxation.
  40. Ciudad del Río: Modern urban developments and cultural events.
  41. Museo El Castillo: A gothic-style mansion and gardens.
  42. The Orchideorama: Marvel at the architectural wonder and its orchids.
  43. Museo Cementerio San Pedro: A fusion of art, history, and nature.
  44. Medellín Poetry Festival: Celebrate the written word.
  45. Centro de Desarrollo Cultural de Moravia: Attend cultural workshops.
  46. Pedestrian-Only Shopping Streets: Like Calle Junín.
  47. Calle de la Buena Mesa: Satisfy your culinary cravings.
  48. Mirador Las Palmas: A popular stop on the road to the airport, offering sweeping views.
  49. La Sierra Library Park: Located in one of the city’s peripheral areas, it provides a unique viewpoint.
  50. Santo Domingo Savio Library Park: Reachable via Metrocable, it’s both a cultural hub and a viewpoint.
  51. Mirador Balcones: Viewpoint, it is walkable from the city.
  52. Mirador el Cielo: Viewpoint with a small amusement park.
  53. Pilot for one day: After a technical introduction, you can take the controls yourself during a flight.
  54. Helicopter city tour: Sightseeing flight over the city of Medellin.
  55. Helicopter Lunch: Fly by helicopter to a restaurant for lunch.
  56. Ciclovia: Jogging, rollerblading or cycling on the closed streets of Medellin.
  57. Playing Golf: Play golf at El Rodeo Country Club.

Also check: Top 43 Activities and Attractions outside Medellin – Shortlist

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