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Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour By Locals

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Stop At: Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour, Cl. 10, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

First we will take the bus to go to the Barrio called 20 de Julio, then we will go up the mountain called Independencia 1, which is the neighborhood with the most graffiti in Medellín, and we will be explaining the history behind many of those graffiti.
Then we will enter my grandmother's house to try a special and typical mango ice cream with salt and lemon which is included in the tour, and inside my grandmother's house I will explain everything about the painful past of the Commune 13, Our personal stories, just like the stories of the locals of this Commune.
Then I will give you an incredible traditional Colombian coffee candy, we will take the Electric stairs that lead to the top of the mountain and I will show you an incredible viewpoint to see the whole city of Medellin.
Then we will go to Independence 2 to see more about the second part of the story, We will be explaining about the largest common grave in a neighborhood around the world, such as the Present and Transformation of the Commune 13.
Then we will return to my grandmother's house, where I will give a postcard from Comuna 13 to conclude the tour, and then we will return to the San Javier station.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, Carrera 110, Medellin Colombia

We will talk about the electrical stairs of the commune 13, the change and transformation of this commune through this innovative construction, We will talk about why they built these escalators, and why in the now benefit a Commune with more than 150,000 inhabitants .

Duration: 1 hour

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome tour. The team went above and beyond to find us as we got lost on our way to the meeting point (our fault). The guide was brilliant. A genuine local who understood the area and the culture of the community. Super...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and well organised. The tour is a very nice way to understand what happened in this area.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been doing quite a few tours while I was in the city, but this one was far out the most personal, best timed and relaxed tour I’ve ever been on. Would highly recommend going with Esteban!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was fantastic. He took us to his grandmother's house and provided us a lot of context of how this entire place transformed. Not only did we get a history lesson and some dope IG photos, but we got to listen from someone who...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank donovant839
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is a perfect balance of political/social history of the Comuna 13 neighborhood, stories behind the works of graffiti, and personal recollections of locals who lived through the hardships and the transformation of this neighborhood. Our guide, Esteban, did a great job explaining the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 18, 2019|
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Response from Edward W | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide spoke English for us but is local and speaks Spanish
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June 10, 2019|
Response from visitmedellintours | Property representative |
Hola, como estas ?. Si estaremos caminando pero cortas distancias y con varias paradas, e iremos a conocer las escaleras eléctricas de la Comuna 13, te aseguro que cuando estés en las escaleras eléctricas, todo sera muy... More
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June 8, 2019|
Response from visitmedellintours | Property representative |
Hello Amon, how are you ?. The meeting point is: San Javier metro station, in the main exit. :)
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