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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 (354)

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Pedro Pessoa

8 hours ago

El tour muy bueno y el guía fenomenal. Buen paseo por la comuna 13 con historias curiosas. Muy recomendable

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Dominik

9 hours ago

Nuestro guia fue Charles y nos gustó mucho el recorrido que nos enseñó y las explicaciones. Todo muy interesante y dinámico. Charles fue muy amable y profesional, incluso tuvo el detalle de regalarnos un helado (paleta) de mango tipico de Medellín . Sin duda recomendamos este tour.

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Yasmin hernandez

10 hours ago

Es un tour mágico, lleno de historia, de vivencias tristes que se ven plasmadas en grafitis llenos de color como símbolo de esperanza, de superación y de cambio y transformación, que vacaneria de lugar, que buena energía! Super recomendado visitarlo y si es con guía de la comuna mejor, Maryori y Charles son maravillosos, viven en la comuna así q te cuentan sus propias vivencias, muy profesionales para hacer su trabajo, bien presentados, amables y con un gran corazón, hacen de la visita algo absolutamente agradable e inolvidable, sin duda son los mejores para que jamás lo olvides y hacen que quieras regresar. Sin duda lo haré otra vez!!! Muy orgullosa me siento como paisa de ver algo así

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Patricia Vallejo

11 hours ago

Charles un joven muy amable y tranquilo, disfrutamos la comuna con su lindo arte, su vista, sus deliciosas arepas y paletas de mango biche y sacamos unas hermosas gracias a Charles por todo.

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Jeff Brown

12 hours ago

Thanks Sebastian. Not only did you guide well, but you were a wealth of information. I appreciate you shining a light on comuna 13 and all of Antioquia!

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Sylvia

12 hours ago

Our tour guide was sebastian. He was a really nice guy with a lot of knowledge. Comuna 13 is a really interesting place, but without our tour guide, it would not have been that cool. I can totally recomend it!

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