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Medellín spoils visitors with its abundance of compelling features, ranging from the luxurious nightspots of Parque Lleras to culturally rich museums and offbeat activites like riding a cable car over the city’s shanty towns. Popular tourist attractions include the Cerro Nutibara, with its Pueblito Paisa, and the Botanical Garden.

More awaits the visitor beyond nightlife and museums, though. Medellín emphasizes the arts, and frequently, there are free concerts in one of the city’s theaters or improvised performances in the streets near El Poblado.

A brief stroll through the downtown area will enlighten you to what Medellín has to offer, as you move into the shadows thrown by the startling modernity of the library in the Plaza Cisneros and the town hall before looking over at the striking Edificio Inteligente.

Medellín is also a fantastic destination for those seeking the thrill of adventure sports. On the city’s outskirts, there are opportunities for rock climbing, rafting, paragliding, trekking, rafting and kayaking.

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
15 Feb 2012

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