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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour - The Place that Rose from the Ashes

  • Medellín
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Charles y Maryori

Hello! Welcome to Medellin and Comuna 13. We are local guides passionate about urban art, graffitis, our community, its people and its history. As local residents of this Comuna, we lived its past of conflict, but we also lived its great transformation. Join us to show you this incredible place, and let us be your guides and tell you the stories from the experiences that we ... More »

Hello! Welcome to Medellin and Comuna 13. We are local guides passionate about urban art, graffitis, our community, its people and its history. As local residents of this Comuna, we lived its past of conflict, but we also lived its great transformation. Join us to show you this incredible place, and let us be your guides and tell you the stories from the experiences that we lived.

About the tour

If you are in Medellin, you can't leave without visiting one of its most famous Comunas, Comuna 13, which for many years was the epicenter of wars and confrontations of various groups, but today it's the proof that it is possible to live in harmony, hope and peace.

In this guruwalk we will tell you how Comuna 13 went from being the most conflictive and dangerous place in Medellín, to the most visited place in the city thanks to the change it had. Its streets, its people, its artists, the escalators and its graffiti route are the clear example that after living the worst years of war and violence, it is possible to reborn.

We will explain the meaning of the most emblematic graffitis, you will have the opportunity to meet local entrepreneurship projects, you will have fun with a show of music and urban art, you will visit the gallery of a local artist, you will enjoy the best views of the city, there will be food tastings, but above all you will have the opportunity to appreciate and understand the Comuna, its homes, landscapes and share with its people.

And as a picture is worth a thousand words ... I invite you to watch the video of our tour, and to live a unique experience in one of the most impressive neighborhoods of Medellin with this free walking tour! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F3wR38__F8E

Important Recommendations:

- Wear comfortable shoes and bring hydration

- Do not leave the group

- The minimum suggested contribution is COP $ 20,000 per person

- Enjoy at all times, and ask a lot that we want to answer every question!

- Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time.

- In case that you can't attend, please cancel the tour in advance on GuruWalk's page.

- The meeting point is at the main exit of San Javier metro station.

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How to find me: See you right at the exit of line B of the subway station san javier
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (244)

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Daniel

6 hours ago

Muy interesante lo que han hecho en ese barrio. Vale mucho la pena conocerlo

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Luis Miguel Caicedo

23 hours ago

El tour me parecio muy completo. Pudimos ver la situación actual de la comuna 13 desde lo más bajo de la loma hasta lo más alto de la comuna. El guía maneja un español excelente y fue muy cordial. Creo que es importante ponerle un precio fijo al tour y que lo que las personas quieran donar adicional sea voluntario. Esto para que no haya una diferencia enorme en los precios que dan entre los participantes del tour. Y en lo posible arrancar a las 9:30am. De todas maneras muchisimas gracias a Charles por su buena energía y calidad humana.

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Alba

1 day ago

el tour genial!Yhonatan el guía encantador, cercano y ameno en sus explicaciones. Nos ha encantado como explica la historia de la comúna 13 y su recuperacion. Hemos visitado y vivido el barrio gracias a el! Un 10!

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Raul Hernandez

1 day ago

El tour fue genial y muy interesante, nuestro guía turístico (Sebastián) es muy apasionado con enseñarnos no solo sobre la comuna 13, si no también acerca de los proyectos sobre esta. Con mucho entusiasmo nos explicó cada rincón de la comuna 13, sobre su pasado, presente y su futuro.

La comuna 13, un gran ejemplo a seguir en muchos países latinos y también alrededor del mundo.

Sebastián nos enseñó que la comuna 13 no es solo Pablo Escobar o la guerrilla, también nos mostró su Lado amistoso de su gente y su país.

Una ves más, muchas gracias Sebastián por todo el entusiasmo que diste para poder conocer de tu comuna!

Mucha suerte!!!

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Rocío

2 days ago

Muy bueno y recomendado!!! y súper amable Maryori con anécdotas e historias que vivio en su niñez y juventud ... :)

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Ignacio

2 days ago

Maryori es una Guía excepcional! Además de cariñosa, alegre y cercana, nos ha hecho sentir como en casa. Sin duda lo recomendaré!

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