Medellín, a must-see destination in Colombia
Known as the City of the Eternal Spring thanks to its mild climate throughout the year, Medellín is the second most populous city in Colombia. Located in the region of Antioquia, its inhabitants are known as “paisas”. Discover a thrilling destination, a modern and bustling city.
Some of the essential places to visit in the city are the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, designed in a Romanesque style, is the largest church in the world built with baked brick. It is home to works by Francisco Antonio Cano and Theodor Van Thulden.
Another essential visit is the Museum of Antioquia. It houses an important collection of pre-Columbian and contemporary art, and also exhibits some of the most popular works of Fernando Botero, who was born in the city.
One of the most significant events in the city is the Flower Festival held at the beginning of August, it lasts for ten days and stages the silleteros parade: wooden seats carrying beautiful flowers. Another must-visit place in Medellin is the Botannical Garden, which has a pretty area set aside for orchids.
Before leaving the city, you must visit the Little Paisa Town. It is a replica of a typical town in Antioqiua in the 20th century, and is designed with traditional buildings and restaurants with paisa food.
In the area around Medellín, we recommend you visit the Rock of Guatapé. Located 70 km outside the city, this 220 metre high monolithic rock formation is a really beautiful natural space and offers fascinating views over Guatapé dam.
You can reach Medellín with a direct flight from Bogotá. Come and discover a city that rocks!