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Ways to Experience Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't that the escalators are anything special. It's what they represent. When you get to the top and hear the history of what happened here and how the government intervention has changed the area, it is inspiring. Talk to the vendors there. The escalator...More

Thank Martymad0001
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Comuna 13 is a very friendly and family oriented neighborhood. They take pride in the escalators that were installed several years ago. There is a lot of culture and art though aside from the escalators. The biggest motivator for the young adults is Hip...More

Thank jaseybedoya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Escalators running up and down the side of the hills/mountains gave us an interesting insight to the different neighbourhoods and their transformation. Definitely recommended but use a tour guide to fully understand

Thank Sanspen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is interesting is what the government has done in a neighborhood that in most if not all other countries in the world would be ignored. The area around the escalators has been well developed and is now a safe place to be. There are...More

1  Thank SirDrankalot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We choose to go on a graffiti free tour. Appart of the fact largely there are quite new nice pictures on the streets made by some painters, the main attraction is the infrastructure buid to support Comuna 13. Electric stairs, wather, electricity improve the life...More

2  Thank 365johnnyt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our guide, private tour, take us to the area. Discussed the history, why the moving steps were build. Looked at the graffiti and had some of the local street food sold in and around the area, was a great time. The view is...More

2  Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience in getting to the top of this Community to witness art and dancing by local children. The views are spectacular. Cafes are along the way and plenty to see and admire I did this on my own. Took the metro bus 225i and...More

2  Thank Anderson T
Reviewed October 10, 2018

nice ambiance in the comuna 13 ! young people dancing and singing in the streets make it a nice place to stay a few hours there. Our tour guide told us to stay in the main streets.

2  Thank Elinedm
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to walk through this community and understand where they've come from and what they've been through. I highly recommend going here. I came on a tour bus (Chiva) that stopped at 4 major parts of the city and I was...More

3  Thank Dizzle151
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I actually enjoyed it, even though the Uber and taxi driver told me to be careful. It can supposedly be a rough neighborhood at times. I actually got there a few hours before the tour buses started coming in, so I felt like I was...More

1  Thank alihshaban
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Response from LolaGo1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,I believe they are open every day. The escaleras are used by the residents to access their homes located in a hilly area. During my visit some sections were closed for repairs so I used the steps, not the escalator.
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