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Cemetery of Jardines de Montesacro - Other Activity Medellín - Colombia

It may seem a particularly macabre and even inappropriate activity, but people are making pilgrimages of sorts to the Cemetery of Jardines de Montesacro. Fame is a curious thing, and for this reason, travelers make the trip to pay their respects to the former head of the Medellín Cartel, Pablo Escobar, whose notoriety lives on. At the cemetery, you can chat with many well-wishers from the poorer neighborhoods of Medellín, who continue to see Pablo Escobar as the “papa de los pobres,” the father to the poor. Talking to these people is in itself a revealing experience.


Medellín, Colombia

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Getting There
Take the metro to Itagui and continue walking for 15-20 minutes as if you were heading out of town; the cemetery will appear on the right. If you don’t fancy the walk, either take a cab or catch a bus along the road.

Travel Tips: Remain respectful; Pablo Escobar still means a great deal to many here.

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Here are other activities in and around Medellín that may be of interest: The Medellin Cable Car and Bandeja Paisa.

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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