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Free Walking tour Medellin: Comuna 13, cable car, graffiti, and history

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on August 21, 2022

Hola, Hello, Bonjour! We are excited to invite you to join The Best Tours in Medellin, a registered tourism agency, to visit wonderful places and communities, learn about Colombian history and culture, meet and mingle with other travelers, and receive the best recommendations from our highly experienced local guides. We are a group of multilingual guides (English, Spanish, French) who know our city in-depth and love to show the most interesting aspects of our culture to thousands of visitors annually. Thank you for your time and enjoy our beautiful City of Eternal Spring!

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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

Tour description

Discover the incredibly transformative graffiti art of Columna 13 on a guided tour in Medellin. Ride the metro, climb up to the houses on the mountain top with the cable car, and take the public bus into the graffiti district for a walking tour full of art, music, food, and friendly neighborhood vibes.

Start at the Estadio metro station and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Jump on the metro train to reach Medellin's cable car and ride all the way up to the mountaintop. Enjoy the spectacular viewing point and learn about the city's transportation system.

Continue on with a bus to the graffiti district where your walking tour will begin. Let your guide lead you through the streets filled with expressive art including graffiti, oil paintings, and graffiti-printed clothes. Encounter good food, music, and dance shows in this traditional neighborhood.

Learn about the meaning of the graffiti created by local artists and how this area has been transformed over time.

***The tour starts at the Estadio metro station and ends at the San Javier metro station.

***Please arrive 10 minutes before the meeting time.

***Please bring 10.000COP or 3 US dollars in cash
for 1 metro and cable car ticket, 2 bus tickets, and 1 traditional ice cream.

****The minimum recommended tip is 40.000COP or 10 US dollars in cash.

Total cash: 50.000COP or 13 US dollars.


We hope to see you soon, enjoy Medellin! 

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  • Meeting point:
    Estadio station, Laureles, Medellín, ...
    Estadio station, Laureles, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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    Estadio station, Laureles, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia Calle 47D #70-2 North entrance of the Estadio metro station. The guide will carry a Colombian flag (yellow, blue, and red).

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).

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Lore... 27 Aug 2022
This experience is unique!!! It is not easy to find places in the world as authentic as Comuna 13. There are paintings, graffiti, rap and break dance groups. In my opinion, this is the best tour in Medellin!
Kels... 27 Aug 2022
I felt very safe during the whole tour and Katherine answered all our questions about the Comuna 13, she is very knowledgeable and explains very well all the history of the graffiti neighborhood. The coffee ice cream was delicious and the dance groups are very talented.
Emil... 27 Aug 2022
I will never forget this experience!!!!! It was amazing to visit the slums on top of the mountains in Medellin. The viewpoints are great and Katherine was very friendly all the time. The local artists are very talented, graffiti are very impressive and people are very welcoming.
Jeov... 27 Aug 2022
Everyone in the group was very friendly and our guru Katherine was fun. I learned a lot about paisa culture and graffiti. My favorite part was the metro cable ride. On my next trip to Medellin, I will definitely go back to Comuna 13.
Esth... 27 Aug 2022
I enjoyed a lot the tour and the metro cable ride. Our guide explained very well the history of violence and how Comuna 13 was transformed into an art district. I also loved the traditional passion fruit and mango ice cream with lemon and tajin. The neighborhood is very interesting, I highly recommend this tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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.