Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
4.5
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Plaza Mayor is very clean and aesthetically beautiful open space in Medellin. It makes for a great walk in order to see its pristine garden and architecture. The sides of the plaza are lined with restaurants and bars which are great to stop off at to have a drink.
Written January 19, 2019
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NYCheapEats
New York City, NY141 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
The Plaza Mayor is away from the hustle and bustle with "park" that is really a huge sandbox where shoes are forbidden. Afterwards wash off your feet in one of the fountains. There are places to get snacks and tourist information and sit and watch. But the highlight is the beautiful Teatro Metropolitano, which offers outstanding entertainment. Irene Rodriguez, the spectacular Cuban flamenco dancer, was the star attraction in a lavish production that included several dozen singers and a full orchestra. Irene Rodriguez was certainly worth the price of admission all by herself.
Written May 17, 2017
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Christophe K
vancouver171 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
If you are visiting the museum of agua or el parque of tired feet then you may as well cross the street to Plaza Mayor. I cannot comment on shows there but they have 5 or 6 very pleasant restaurants overlooking a small bamboo garden....on a weekday lunch time it was busy with local office workers enjoying themselves...the restaurants are more "elegant" than the fast food places you will find around museum del agua.
Written March 23, 2018
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada24,678 contributions
Dec 2019
One of a long rectangular shape (but overall fairly small in size), really pretty much all there is to do at this plaza is to take a nice pic with the sign 'Yo (heart) Medellin' (although there's also an identical sign at Parque Arvi if taking the Metrocable to that nice lovely park at a "pretty high altitude", so actually no need to come to this plaza just for that sign). There's also a cafe with outdoor seating along the Plaza's length on one side and also just across the short width from that cafe are some big comfortable chairs where right alongside are some beautiful flower beds (which are all pretty close to the Medellin sign for some quick nice pics). And also, while at this plaza, a nice thing (like I did) is to step out of it and enter the fair-sized bamboo grove bordering the Plaza right along its one side (really a nice "mini-nature walk" in a close proximity to quite a number of bamboos).

After arriving at Parque Berrio Station (Line A), I started my "half-day tour" of Zona Centro Historico at Plaza Botero (with about 20 huge bronze sculptures by Botero, each one an "awesome sight" to see up close!) followed by a short walk through the shopping street to the east then a left turn onto another street until the end where there's Parque de Bolivar (just a small park but with a great "equestrian statue" of Simon Bolivar) immediately followed by Catedral Basilica Metropolitana (a big cathedral which is "entirely of bricks"), then after walking the same way back to Plaza Botero and leaving it again from the south side for about a 10-minute walk along a shopping street (a "pretty crowded" one with plenty of both indoor shops & outdoor vendors) until turning right onto a "wide & non-crowded" street along which after another 5-minute walk was arriving at some plaza which is an interesting one for its "long upright" poles (really a great number of them all over the plaza), then it was about another 10-minute walk (to the right from the other side of the pole-plaza) to this plaza where also shortly before arriving is some big wall which is like a "mini-waterfall" (with a row of vertical streams of water coming down from above). On the way back though, I headed to Alpujarra Station (also on Line A but a closer one for just about a 15-minute walk from this plaza compared to Parque Berrio Station which is about a half-hour walk) by also passing along the way a beautiful heritage building which once was a big rail station of the city.
Written July 23, 2020
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Dannno777
Toronto, Canada166 contributions
Jul 2019
If you're in town and looking for conventions or trade shows, this is the go-to place. Check out their website for all the published events and you'll be pleasantly surprised how well organized they are!
Written November 6, 2019
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MommaLex
132 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
It seems that there is always something going on at Plaza Mayor. Events are the main attraction and yet there is so much more. Barefoot park, a giant sand play area, and the water fountain are permanent installations as well as the bamboo forest where you can usually see a photo shoot of some sort going on. Natural and beautiful rolled up into high class events. It really does have something for everyone.
Written August 11, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,757 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
There are a lot of modern buildings here, housing galleries, restaurants and live performance venues. It's all very open and modern, but not particularly green as it's mainly laid out in concrete and stone. If you like modern architecture, this is a plaza to see for sure, but regardless, the fountain at Plaza La Alpujarra is really wonderful.
Written June 21, 2017
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Hansel
Medellin, Colombia999 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
It's a place good for resting, you have the museum of water near, and enjoy of the view, the buildings near give the perfect view. Nice location with the Metro Plus station near. Recommended for resting.
Written July 31, 2016
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL16,218 contributions
Sep 2019
The Plaza Mayor is a great place to hangout and people watch. it's got great features including huge statues/sculptures and impressive buildings.
Written April 7, 2020
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jimandrich
Durham, NC11 contributions
Feb 2020
Our tour guide provided insight into the history of this site and how the Botero sculptures were added after the drug war had ended.
Written February 9, 2020
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