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History and Street Art (Graffiti) In Comuna 13

  • Medellín
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Insiders Foundation

We are a group of people living in Comuna 13 who dreamed of having a tourism company, but then we realized that our goal was beyond bringing tourists to know new places. We understood that we could use tourism as a way to bring social development to our community, which is why we are now an organization that is always willing to help those who need it the most.

We are a group of people living in Comuna 13 who dreamed of having a tourism company, but then we realized that our goal was beyond bringing tourists to know new places. We understood that we could use tourism as a way to bring social development to our community, which is why we are now an organization that is always willing to help those who need it the most.

About the tour

Come to see the transformation of the community from the perspective of a local. Our tour guides have lived there for their entire life, and they are the best at this. Thanks to the street art we have been able to show the best of our neighborhood to citizens from all over the world, and we invite you to be one of them.

The places that we will visit are:

-San Javier public library

-Memorial in honor of victims in comuna 13

-Independencia #1

-Independencia #2

-Electric Stairs

Tour Highlights

-We pick you up at the metro station (San Javier)

-You will be with a local guide who lives in Comuna 13

-You will be able to eat local food during the tour

-You will see how colourful Comuna 13 became after its violence period

Recommendations

-Wear comfortable shoes

-Bring water with you

-Do not leave the group

-Ask a lot, we want to answer everything!

-Leave a phone number to contact you, it will be very helpful.

-Tour based on tips.

WE ARE INSIDERS!

Meeting point
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How to find me: Main entrance of San Javier metro station (not the cable car one)
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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Ratings (1)

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Meme

12 days ago

tour was fantastic ! Sergio is from Communa 13 so it was very authentic and gave us a first hand perspective of the area. This tour was very informative and a great excerise exploring various areas in this community. Really humbling experience! After the tour we stayed in communa 13 for hours eating street food and supporting the local vendors. Felt very safe, welcomed and embraced would highly recommend

Insiders foundation

Response from Insiders Foundation:

Hi Meme! We are pretty sure there was a mistake with your review because the things you say are really good but you gave us 2 stars! Anyway I hope people can see what happened. Enjoy Colombia this is an awesome country!
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