24 Dec 8 IMPERDIBLE DESTINATIONS OF MEDELLÍN AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
Medellín and its surroundings, places where you can find great cultural, human, geographical and natural diversity. A good example of constant development and transformation demonstrates how interesting and attractive it is to visit them.
Antioquia, one of the regions of Colombia with the most fun activities to live, where the warmth of people and the opportunity to go from tranquility to adventure delivers eight and more unforgettable destinations.
It is necessary to highlight from Medellín its capacity to reinvent itself, going from being one of the most violent cities in the 80’s, to one of the most innovative in 2013 and Discovery city in 2019.
In this destination you can get to know places like Downtown, the Botanical Garden, Pueblito Paisa, Museo de la Memoria, the transportation system and connect with the resilience of people, their entrepreneurial capacity, their outstanding achievements and the different elements and protagonists of the transformation of the city.
SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA
Mother city and first capital of the department. It tells the valuable story of the colonial town of Antioquia, with its architecture, cuisine and crafts. The opportunities in Santa Fe de Antioquia are fun and charming, such as visiting the only vineyard in the department or being able to fly in an air balloon.
See the most beautiful landscapes from above, feeling the cold on the face, the adrenaline in the body and hearing expert voices, are some of the things that make this flight a magnificent experience. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful memories recorded in the mind and heart of each one.
The second largest rock in the world becomes an attraction that everyone should see; and what better way to do it than from the heights.
Discover this destination in a different way, observing one of the most beautiful places in Medellin and its surroundings from a helicopter, contemplating the water of the dam from the air and walking through the most colorful town in the country.
Architecture and colors
Located in the Andean area of northwestern Colombia, it is one of the most beautiful villages in the country.
Get to know its brightly colored houses, the great diversity of floral exhibits, all the coffee culture that perches in the town and its surroundings and the famous milk sweets. Also, discover the natural wonders that it hides such as caves, waterfalls and fields that you can see from the clouds while flying in paragliding.
The night gives Medellín a special vibe, and what better way to get to know it than to meet its heart and history by walking through murals, heritage facades, native trees, city stories and visiting bars of the LGBT community, tango and salsa.
Medellín and its surroundings keep secrets and memories that make everyone want to know a little more.
The flower fair is a huge annual event that takes place in the city of Medellín and is composed of several cultural activities, including the parade of silleteros.
Several artisans compose floral works that are show to everyone and in Santa Elena you have the opportunity to see their process. But not only at the time of the fair, they have flower saddles throughout the year, which narrate their ancestral culture and are passed as a lifestyle and art from generation to generation.
Definitely, a magical place to connect with nature and agriculture.
Municipality located to the south of the department, on the Cordillera Central.
They emphasize its architecture, religious and social cultures and its natural wealth. It has the Sonsón moor and a variety of rivers and streams that are born from its reservoirs.
You can witness all the agro culture of the place and realize why it is recognized as having one of the best gastronomies in Medellin and its surroundings.
Envigado is a municipality full of culture, where you can find excellent places to have fun. Spend an exciting day with friends and family doing activities like tejo.
Tejo is a Colombian sport that consists of throwing a small metallic disk to some clay courts, with the intention of exploding the wicks that are in the horn and thus adding points.