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Free Violence & Post-conflict Tour in Medellín
We are a group of local guides who believe in the positive impact of tourism by offering you a complete cultural experience by foot through the streets of the historic centers of Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena. Join us and discover what Colombia and our people have for you!
Discover Medellín's resilience and hope on our Violence & Post-conflict tour!
Everything you need to know about the violence dynamics in Medellín before, during and after the Cartel (this is NOT a Pablo Escobar tour) and the struggle of the people to survive this and create a better future!
Within the Colombian conflict, Medellín has a difficult but important place, it has been both the epicenter of the war and the urban victims, as well as the example of transition towards peace and the post-conflict. Starting at Parque San Antonio through downtown and finishing at Museo Casa de la Memoria, you will delve into that particularity of the city, while you discover its stories and get to know its main actors.
You will learn about the changes that the violence there has had from 1982 to 2015, delving into what happened after the Medellín Cartel with "Donbernabilidad" and how that past is present today.
You will delve into the multiple characters and institutions that have acted in this context of war, peace and resistance, discussing their motivations, practices and transformations. Our specialized guides will accompany you with their knowledge and experiences in exploring the dynamics of that deep "Medallo".
Dare to go further and be surprised by the efforts of a people to overcome their dark past and create a better present!
Which are the topics we'll be talking about?
- Narcos war period: conditions of emergence, cultural, social and economic consequences
- Urbanization of war: guerrillas, paramilitarism and drug traffic
- Strategies, heroes and communities in the pace making and social struggle of Medellín
- Twenty first century peace agreements and reconciliation in an urban context
- The process of changing “bullets for words and ideas”
- Transformation of the city: resistance and memories along an ongoing conflict.
- And so much more!
*We recommend to have an open mind to comprehend all our history and be prepared to ask as many questions you have about the difficult topics we will talk about.
*Only 15 people maximum per group due to security and discretion in the walking area.
Meeting point:Cl 44 #50, La Candelaria, Medellín, L...Cl 44 #50, La Candelaria, Medellín, La Candelaria, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Next to the "Birds of Botero", with our Red Umbrellas by Beyond Colombia!
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).