Cultural and Touristic Experiences
~ Tours in Medellín ~
Comuna Trece (Commune 13)
Formerly an illegal neighborhood on the outskirts of Medellín that was subjected the violence of armed gangs and military raids, Comuna Trece and its social leaders have transformed it into one of the most touristed areas of Medellín. See some of most significant street art in the city against a backdrop of history and transformation.
A replica of a traditional Colombian colonial village, Pueblito Paisia offers its visitors a beautiful vista of not only the entire city of Medellín but also the history and culture of Antioquia. Traditional Colombian food, handicrafts, and art is available.
Casa de la Memoria (House of Memory)
An intimate museum just a few hundred meters from the volunteers' house, Casa de la Memoria offers visitors a portal into the lives and memories of those affected by decades of violence in Antioquia. Interactive exhibits delve into the city's history, transformation, and present while serving as a memorial to those lost and those who live with that loss.
A natural treasure in the hills that surround Medellín, Parque Arví is accessible by a beautiful cable car ride from the city and offers hiking and biking trails, an obstacle course, a climbing wall, flora and fauna, and a coffee farm and spa.
Museum of Antioquia
The Museum of Antioquia is Medellín's largest collection of art from Colombian and international artists, including the Medellín-born painter and sculptor Fernando Botero. Three floors in the historic building set in Plaza Botero take visitors through Colombia's artistic history.
~ Tours around Antioquia ~
A northeastern Antioquian municipality founded in 1886, Alejandria is famous for its hospitality, vibrant friendship parties, and stunning ecological reserves. Just 5km from the town lie the Thermal and Bride's Veil waterfalls and the natural thermal pools of Quebrada Nudillales. An escape from bustling city life, Alejandria is a perfect place to connect with nature, ride horses, or learn to fish.
Santa Fe de Antioquia
Santa Fe de Antioquia is the former Antioquian capital and home of the Occiddental Bridge, a historic bridge that was declared as a national historical monument in 1987. The city offers beautiful views of the surrounding nature, fascinating colonial architecture, unique local dishes, and the Kanaba Aquatic Park.
Guatapé and El Peñol
Nestled in Eastern Antioquia's lush hills, Guatapé enchants with vibrant streets adorned with colorful façades, while nearby El Peñol offers the world's 11th largest monolithic rock that rewards climbers with breathtaking vistas of sapphire lakes and emerald islands. A trip to these towns rewars visitors with sensory feast of delicious food, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes.