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Discover art, innovation and natural beauty in the City of the Eternal Spring, a hidden marvel in the valleys of the Andes.

Medellín, nestled in a valley of the Andes, is known as the “City of the Eternal Spring” due to its pleasant climate. Colombia’s infamous civil wars are consigned to history; Medellín is now a safe hub of innovation. After the city’s inception in the 17th century, its remote distance from other areas of Colombia has allowed it to develop its own particular style.

One of Medellín’s most impressive features is the Metrocable gondola system. Climb aboard in the city’s east and travel over mountains past the Parque Biblioteca España (Spain Library Park) with buildings resembling giant rocks built on the hills. Continue south to Parque Arví nature reserve. Explore some of its 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of paths, farms and an archeological site.

Returning to the city’s center, browse 400 shops in the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) mall. A few blocks away, find the Museo de Antioquia (Antioquia Museum), a collection of works by Medellín natives, Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gómez. Elsewhere in the city look for graffiti and street art created during the annual Street Skills activities each November.

Explore the Jardin Botánico (Botanical Gardens) in the north. Capture photos of ducks in the lake, surrounded by stunning floral displays. Next door is the Parque Explora (Explore Park), a natural sciences center with 300 interactive activities and a large aquarium.

When on a break from sightseeing, enjoy some of Medellín’s traditional foods: mondongo (tripe and cassava soup), sancocho (chicken and plantain soup) and bandeja paisa (bean, beef, egg and rice).

In southern Medellín’s affluent Poblado area, find El Castillo Museo y Jardines (Castle Museum and Gardens). Learn about the Colombian philanthropist who lived there and see heirlooms from various European cultures. Enjoy a picnic in the charming gardens with a panoramic view of the entire city.

Most international visitors arriving by air will fly into José María Córdova international airport, which is 45 minutes east of Medellín. If you get to the city by bus from other Columbian cities, expect a journey through spectacular scenery.

Top hotels in Medellin

Sites
Sites
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$69 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Patio Bonito, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Poblado Park and Lleras Park. Santafé Mall and Plaza Mayor Covention Center are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)

"Best bang for your buck hotel and suites. Place is very clean and the staff are very polite, honest, and sincere."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct,2020

Sites
La Quinta by Wyndham Medellin
La Quinta by Wyndham Medellin
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$45 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Medellin's Museum of Modern Art, Lleras Park and Plaza Mayor Covention Center. Botero Plaza ...

4.3/5Excellent! (305 reviews)

"Great place to stay, rooms are clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2020

La Quinta by Wyndham Medellin
Medellin Marriott Hotel
Medellin Marriott Hotel
4.5 out of 5
The price is SG$110 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Patio Bonito, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of La Strada Mall, Santafé Mall and Lleras Park. Plaza Mayor Covention Center is 3.1 mi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (293 reviews)

"Good security and personable staff and attentive bartender is amazing at lounge creative sushi is excllent"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar,2020

Medellin Marriott Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Medellin

Sites
Sites
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$69 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Patio Bonito, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Poblado Park and Lleras Park. Santafé Mall and Plaza Mayor Covention Center are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)

"Best bang for your buck hotel and suites. Place is very clean and the staff are very polite, honest, and sincere."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct,2020

Sites
Aparta Suites Torre Poblado
Aparta Suites Torre Poblado
3 out of 5
Carrera 42 No 9-28, El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia
The price is SG$44 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Zona Rosa, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Poblado Park and Lleras Park. Golden Mile and Oviedo Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Poblado ...

4.1/5Very Good! (404 reviews)
Convenient for Nightlife

"Great location. Friendly staff.not too noisy considering the dense nightlife in the area."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

Aparta Suites Torre Poblado
Estelar Apartamentos Medellin
Estelar Apartamentos Medellin
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$67 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in La Aguacatala, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Oviedo Mall, Santafé Mall and Lleras Park. Golden Mile and La Strada Mall are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (267 reviews)

"The property was clean and the staff was very helpful. There was very thing that was needed in the surrounding areas."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2020

Estelar Apartamentos Medellin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Medellin

Rock of Guatape
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Rock of Guatape

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Marvel at one of the best views in the world, an enormous lake full of small islets, from atop this 70-million-year-old rock.

Botero Plaza
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Botero Plaza

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Walk among comically obese statues made by the illustrious artist Fernando Botero in this spacious plaza full of artisans and restaurants.

Pueblito Paisa
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Pueblito Paisa

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Take a trip back in time to a replica of a typical old town from the region with a stunning view of the new city.

Top things to do in Medellin

Guatape Tour
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Guatape Tour

SG$41
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Half-Day Pablo Escobar & Comuna 13 Tour
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Half-Day Pablo Escobar & Comuna 13 Tour

SG$85
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin
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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

SG$197
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Full-Day Tour to El Peñol Rock & Guatapé
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Private Full-Day Tour to El Peñol Rock & Guatapé

SG$306
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Medellin City Private Tour with Cable Cars
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Medellin City Private Tour with Cable Cars

SG$197
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Rio Claro & Pablo Escobar ́s Hacienda Napoles 2 day Tour
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Rio Claro & Pablo Escobar ́s Hacienda Napoles 2 day Tour

SG$1,307
Per adult

Reviews of Medellin

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Jan 2020

Very pretty city if not many attractions to there. Great friendly people and nightlife.

5/5 - Excellent

PeterC

1 Oct 2019

For a first time visitor it's probably useful to be with someone local. It's also important to have at least some knowledge of Spanish. The shopping malls are impressive with excellent food courts.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Aug 2019

Felt safer than I imagined

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Jun 2019

We loved Medellín-it was definitely worth the trip. El Poblado is a great area to stay in-it’s very lively and can be noisy at night but The Charlee hotel has great sound proofing. The city is safe for tourists and the locals are very welcoming.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 May 2019

Great city with interesting history.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Apr 2019

I love it here in Medellin this is my second visit the city is vibrant safe and very clean. Transport here is second to none. Plenty of things to do here and places to visit if you are travelling to Colombia then Medellin is a must.

El Castillo Museum which includes a castle and heritage architecture

El Poblado

Photo by Isabelle Bhend

Santa Fe de Antioquia

Photo by Bajo El Mismo Sol

Envigado

Rock of Guatape showing forests, landscape views and tranquil scenes

Guatape