One of my favourite places during our whole visit in Colombia was for sure Medellín & the surroundings. What an interesting and beautiful place, although it has very bad fame here in Europe.
To begin with – I did not feel that the city was dangerous neither insecure at any moment. There is very high security and the police + the military is always making sure that the tourists feels secure in the city.
As mentioned before, I was suffering of a very bad flu, and I was actually even thinking to take a taxi from Eje Cafetero to Medellín. In the end, it would have taken a lot of hours, so I decided to just risk it and take the flight. After arriving, the flu, fortunately gave up, and I felt way better after few hours.
We stayed just a couple of days in Medellín and we were obviously not able to see the whole city, we did though, a very nice city tour. We also did a tour to the surroundings including El Peñol & Guatapé. The most impressing place for me was the once called “the most dangerous district in the World”, the Comuna 13. It´s also very known for all the cool street art that they have.
If you want to discover what the real Medellin is like, the trip to Comuna 13 is essential.
The trip to El Peñol & Guatapé was also very nice. In El Peñol they have this super high rock that you can climb up to, and the views from there is just stunning. It looked just like the archipelago in Finland, but with more colors. The town of Guatapé though, was a very special place, filled with these beautifully coloured houses, I wish we could have stayed there a bit longer. So cute place.
Here are my favourite photos from our days in Medellín – hope you like them!
One interesting fact here inbetween – in Medellín they use cable cars as public transport !!
I mean – look at these viewsssssss
And last but not least, one photo of the typical plate from the region: Bandeja Paisa. A plate with a generous amount and variety of food including: red beans cooked with pork, white rice, ground meat, chicharrón, fried egg, plantain, chorizo, arepa, hogao sauce, morcilla, avocado and lemon.