Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountain peaks, Medellin is Colombia’s second largest metropolis. Not known for its charm or beauty, the city boasts a mixture of excellent museums, fantastic art galleries and trendy restaurants. For those with a love for city life, culture and history, Medellin is well worth the visit.
Nicknamed as the ’city of eternal spring ’Medellin enjoys a pleasant year-round climate. Boasting mountain views from every direction and home to some of the friendliest people in Colombia, Medellin is an attractive city to explore. From a myriad of museums and art galleries, the city is also renowned for its quality of shopping, restaurants, and sophisticated hotels.
Wandering around the maze of narrow streets is the best way to discover the city highlights. The main Plaza, Plazoleta de las Esculturas hosts a number of museums, including Colombia’s second oldest museum, the Museo de Antioquia. With its large collection of Pre-Colombian and modern art, it also has the largest Botero collection and displays a number of these oversized sculptures on the main square. For city views, taking the swanky metro cable up to Parque Arvi leads to an area of mountain wilderness, which boasts the best views overlooking the city. Come evening the area of El Poblado, is the place to be for upscale restaurants, thriving bars and discos revered for their nightlife.
Medellin is a vibrant and modern city to soak up; with its welcoming atmosphere and perfect year-round climate it offers an innovative slice of Colombia.