The Famous Free Tour downtown - Real City Tours

Duration: 3h and 15min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on September 26, 2019

Real City Tours is a locally owned company and has been running tours in Medellin since 2013. Our famous downtown Free Walking Tour has been the #1 activity in Medellin on TripAdvisor with more than 7,000 excellent reviews. Let us share with you our love and passion for our city! All of our tours are run by locals (born and raised in Medellin) who are eager to share their stories and experience with you. More than guides, we are story tellers. We go beyond showing you the sights to offer you a different perspective, always aiming to be honest and open-minded.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The original Free Walking Tour in Medellin city centre #1 since 2013. More than 250.000 people have taken our top-rated experience.

  • Monday to Sunday
  • Several groups a day
  • Last-minute booking
  • Top-rated tour for 11 years
  • Experienced local guides
  • Over 250,000 participants so far

More than a city tour! 

This engaging, honest and fun walking tour is the best way to learn about the history & culture of Medellin.

Walk around Medellin’s downtown (El Centro) with a local. Explore the historic districts and let this fascinating city come to life through stories, explanations and urban a lot of reality. During the tour you will discover some of Medellin’s most traditional parks, squares and streets, while learning about the city’s history, culture and people.

Sights visited include:

  •  Old Railway Station
  • Alpujarra administrative center
  • Square of lights
  • Carabobo boulevard
  • National Palace
  • Veracruz church
  • Botero Square
  • Pedro Nel Ospina's frescoes
  • Berrio Square 
  • San Antonio Square. 

 Additional information

  • Duration: 3 to 3½ hours. Including break for a snack and a toilet
  • Language: English 
  • Price: Based on tips

    **This tour is offered on several other platforms, do not worry if you don't see any bookings, we are always booked.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cra. 51 #41-76, Medellín, La Candelar...
    Cra. 51 #41-76, Medellín, La Candelaria, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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    Metro station ALPUJARRA. On the pedestrian bridge by the north exit. Red umbrella. Our guides wear a red shirt.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Antioquia Railway
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Monumento a la Raza
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaza de las Luces Medellin.
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Carré Building (Municipal Education Secretariat)
  • 5
    Outside visit
    National Palace Shopping Center
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Veracruz Church
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Botero Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Berrio Park
  • 9
    Outside visit
    San Antonio Park

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jacqui 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
A great city tour in Medellin!!
Thomas 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Awesome tour, with so much history and insights into the history and evolution of the life in Medellin.
Mathilda 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Julio was one of the best guides I've been on a tour with. He was so passionate about telling the story of Medellin that at times we felt moved. Interesting tour. Downtown Medellin is a bit sketchy so I'm glad I went with a group. Highly recommended.
Lee-Ann 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Carolina was an excellent guide! The tour was informative, funny, and was a great speed! I highly recommend!
Déborah 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
I did a lot of free walking tours where they show us the most famous places of a city but this tour was beyond that! Our guide (Dio) explained the history of Colombia and more specifically Medellin from his experience of a kid growing up in the city! He had a story for each place he showed us and that's the reason why I'll always remember this tour! Thank you
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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