Medellin

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Discover art, innovation and natural beauty in the City of the Eternal Spring, a hidden marvel in the valleys of the Andes.

Medellín, nestled in a valley of the Andes, is known as the “City of the Eternal Spring” due to its pleasant climate. Colombia’s infamous civil wars are consigned to history; Medellín is now a safe hub of innovation. After the city’s inception in the 17th century, its remote distance from other areas of Colombia has allowed it to develop its own particular style.

One of Medellín’s most impressive features is the Metrocable gondola system. Climb aboard in the city’s east and travel over mountains past the Parque Biblioteca España (Spain Library Park) with buildings resembling giant rocks built on the hills. Continue south to Parque Arví nature reserve. Explore some of its 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of paths, farms and an archeological site.

Returning to the city’s center, browse 400 shops in the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) mall. A few blocks away, find the Museo de Antioquia (Antioquia Museum), a collection of works by Medellín natives, Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gómez. Elsewhere in the city look for graffiti and street art created during the annual Street Skills activities each November.

Explore the Jardin Botánico (Botanical Gardens) in the north. Capture photos of ducks in the lake, surrounded by stunning floral displays. Next door is the Parque Explora (Explore Park), a natural sciences center with 300 interactive activities and a large aquarium.

When on a break from sightseeing, enjoy some of Medellín’s traditional foods: mondongo (tripe and cassava soup), sancocho (chicken and plantain soup) and bandeja paisa (bean, beef, egg and rice).

In southern Medellín’s affluent Poblado area, find El Castillo Museo y Jardines (Castle Museum and Gardens). Learn about the Colombian philanthropist who lived there and see heirlooms from various European cultures. Enjoy a picnic in the charming gardens with a panoramic view of the entire city.

Most international visitors arriving by air will fly into José María Córdova international airport, which is 45 minutes east of Medellín. If you get to the city by bus from other Columbian cities, expect a journey through spectacular scenery.

Novotel Medellín El Tesoro
Novotel Medellín El Tesoro
4 out of 5
Cra 25a # 1 a sur 45, Medellin, Antioquia
Fully refundable
The price is CA $72 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Los Naranjos, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of El Tesoro Shopping Park, Lleras Park, and Santafé Mall. La Strada Mall and Golden Mile ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (611 reviews)
"Location is great."

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The Click Clack Hotel Medellin
The Click Clack Hotel Medellin
Calle 10B # 37-29, Medellin, Antioquia
The price is CA $124 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Located in Zona Rosa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lokkus Contemporary Art and Lleras Park. Santafé Mall and El Tesoro Shopping Park are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (350 reviews)
"No microwave no iron no lunch dinner all inclusive"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2021

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NH Collection Medellín Royal
NH Collection Medellín Royal
5 out of 5
Carrera 42 No 5 Sur 130, El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia
The price is CA $72 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golden Mile, Santafé Mall, and Lleras Park. El Tesoro Shopping Park is 1.5 mi (2.5 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (957 reviews)
"My stay was excellent nice hotel, clean the staff is incredible special George and all the front desk, excellent breakfast, I would go back again"

Reviewed on Nov. 18, 2021

NH Collection Medellín Royal
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Aparta Suites Torre Poblado
Aparta Suites Torre Poblado
3 out of 5
Carrera 42 No 9-28, El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia
The price is CA $61 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Located in Zona Rosa, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Poblado Park and Lleras Park. Golden Mile and Oviedo Shopping Center are also within 1 mi ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (426 reviews)
"The staff was very supportive and communication was great."

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2021

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York Luxury Suites Medellín
York Luxury Suites Medellín
4 out of 5
Carrera 43a 17sur 63, Medellin, Antioquia
The price is CA $143 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Located in the heart of Medellin, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Frontera Park and Santafé Mall. Lleras Park and El Tesoro Shopping Park are ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (86 reviews)
"It was easy and safe."

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2021

York Luxury Suites Medellín
Provenza Lofts
Provenza Lofts
3 out of 5
Carrera 36 #10-67, Medellin, Antioquia
The price is CA $83 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Located in the heart of Medellin, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lokkus Contemporary Art and Lleras Park. Santafé Mall and El Tesoro Shopping Park ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (27 reviews)
"Nice location. A bit noisey but to be expected."

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Provenza Lofts
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