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History Graffiti Art and the Commune 13 provided by World Lion Graffiti Tour Comuna 13

History Graffiti Art and the Commune 13

History Graffiti Art and the Commune 13
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Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Hello Travelers, my name is Leandro Román... This experience is special because it includes: History of Commune 13, Art through murals and graffiti, Culture and the social transformation of the sector. Therefore we want to invite you to get to know our Comuna 13 in Medellín. Place that due to its location became the most dangerous sector in the world, we will tell you what really happened in this area, why did the rebel groups come here? (COMMUNE 13) how this place was formed, how the armed conflict was established, also speaking of the 24 military operations; which occurred from 1998 to 2002; including the two largest, Operation Mariscal and Operation Orion, and of course we will talk about the transformation We will visit art galleries, a dance and rap show, a 3d neon house, a Coffee shop (Coffee Bar) and some spectacular viewpoints with some more attractions!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 210591P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Ice cream, Empanadas
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Use of Trikke
Duration
3h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Ice cream, Empanadas
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Use of Trikke
Duration
3h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Apr 4, 2021
A note from History Graffiti Art and the Commune 13
Bring rubbing alcohol
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Freda
1 contribution
Solo
The tour was great fun, lasted until 5pm so really worth it. Got to hear about the interesting past of Communa 13 and got to see the vibrant community it has since turned into. Our tour guide Santiago was amazing, always full of enthusiasm and his English was very good. Would really recommend this tour, plus we were told some of our tip is returned to the community to invest in the children's education.
Written March 8, 2020
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Leandro R
Thank you so much for your great review!
Written April 3, 2021
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LJ888
Oxford, UK81 contributions
Couples
We found commune 13 inspiring. Since 2012 this area has been transformed. You feel like you are in an entrepreneurial ghetto. Everyone is delightful and the regeneration of this area of Medellin should be an inspiration to many city planners.
Enjoy the escalators!
And the graffiti
Written February 4, 2020
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Leandro R
Thanks a lot! You're always welcome!
Written April 3, 2021
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M.j. J
191 contributions
Solo
This tour was fantastic - learned about the history on comuna 13 & saw first hand what an amazing sense of community the place has. I believe I booked this through Guru & this was the tour I was on. English speaking guide which was fantastic.
Written November 30, 2019
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Leandro R
Thank you so much, you were great people too!!
Written April 3, 2021
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Steph Jay
New York City, NY24 contributions
If you're looking for a friendly, thoughtful guide with personal ties to many of the graffiti artists featured in Comuna 13, Leandro's your man.

Leandro had just launched his TripAdvisor page when I booked my tour, and he hadn't blocked out his hours of availability yet. So when I saw a 7:30am slot before my flight, I jumped on it. Instead of telling me it was a mistake on his page, Leandro graciously took me on an abbreviated private tour at 7:30am before his 9am official tour.

Although some of the shops/galleries weren't open yet that early, I still had a great time walking around, asking a bunch of questions, and learning about the history of the commune from Leandro's handy binder of historical photos.

Leandro is friends with many of the artists whose work you'll see, so it's cool to hear his take on their work and what it means from a current sociopolitical standpoint.

Thanks for accommodating me, Leandro, you're awesome!
Written February 11, 2020
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Leandro R
Thank you so much for having made the reservation with me, thank you for everything!
Written April 3, 2021
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Mr Kalonzo
8 contributions
Couples
Went on a tour of Comuna 13 (12/10/19) with my tour guide Kevin. I mistakenly booked my tour for 3 AM instead of 3 PM but Kevin was very accommodating and let me change my tour without any charge. Kevin was flexible and met me earlier than we had originally intended at San Javier station. Kevin speaks English and Spanish fluently and can easily conduct the tour in either language. Kevin knows a large majority of the people in the Comuna and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Comuna 13 and Colombia more generally. Kevin taught me a lot of things and was kind enough to finish the tour by taking me to his actual house and allowing me to meet his family. This was a one-of-a-kind, unique and educational experience where I met profound people and got to see some AMAZING art! I would recommend Kevin to anybody and I even suggest that you request him if possible.
Written December 11, 2019
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Leandro R
Hi Charles! Thank you so much for your great review! Thank you again for choosing our Comuna 13 Experience, for letting us know about you, for being also flexible with us. Best regards Leandro and Kevin
Written December 12, 2019
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