info2 Medellin Guide

Check our insiders guide to everything to see and do in in Medellin Colombia

Medellin Metrocable

Medellin has a great modern overground metro system serving the city. Part of the metro system also includes two cable car lines with several stations rising above the city. The metrocable was built as part of the transport system to aid transport and commuting to locals living in neighborhoods further away from the city center on the slopes of the valley overlooking the downtown area. It also serves as a great and very cheap tourist attraction especially considering that the final stop is way out of the valley area at the popular Parque Arvi

Parque Arvi

Esilly accesable via the Metrocable on the eatern slopes of the Aburrá Valley is Parque Arvi. Th epark covers an area of 160,000 hectres with 54 miles of trails to discover. Guided group nature walks are available or you can take your own leisurely stroll through the forests. This is a perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon away from the hustle of the city.


Guatape is a beutiful lakeside town popular with tourists both foreign and Colombian. The town is situated near to ‘El Peñol’ with its huge rock towering above the local countryside providing great views. Buses leave every hour from Medellin with an average journey time of two hours.


Parque Explora

A fun modern interactive science museum with over 300 attractions and South America’s largest freshwater aquarium.


 Museo de Antioquia

The museum of Antioquia is a must visit for anyone interested in learning the history of Antioquia of which Medellin is the capital. One of the most popular features of the museum is the 3rd floor exhibition of work by Medellin’svery own Fernando Botero.


Botanical Gardens

These quiet gardens are a perfect way to inject some tranquility into your day.  Take a leisurely stroll have a coffee or maybe even take your own picnic for lunch.


Bariloche is a very popular Argentinian Steak House (parrilla). A great choice if you need a fix of good quality well cooked red meat.

Calle 20sur No 38-181


A traditional style Italian restaurant in Poblado with indoor and outdoor seating and a nice atmosphere.

Calle 8A #34-20 | Poblado

Royal Thai

Medellin first authentic Thai restaurant featuring classic dishes such as Pad Thai, Hot and Sour Soup, Spring Rolls, and Shrimp Cakes.

Calle 8A # 37A – 05


Mondongo is tripe. Don’t let that put you off though. The menu is varied with different traditional Antioquian dishes on offer if tripe isn’t your thing.

Cll 10 # 38-38 | Cra 70 # C3-43

Parque Lleras

Parque Lleras in the upmarket neighborhood of Poblado is right in the heart of Medellin’s Zona Rosa. If you are looking to dance eat or drink then you will find something here for sure.

When partying in popular places in Medellin try to be with a group which includes girls as you will get in much easier.



This popular club in Poblado has a live band playing rock covers plus a DJ with a variety of music including Salsa and Regaeton



Another Poblado/Parque Lleras favorite. Thursday night is ladies night meaning reduced cover charge for the girls and unlimited drinks. Even if you are guy paying full price cover the free drinks will still make this a great night out.


Dulce Jesus Mio

This fun and unique theme bar features performing staff and is extremely popular. Located in Las Palmas.