Best Free Things to Do in Medellin

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Medellin

Best Free Things to Do in Medellin

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  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,855 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    it's a nice place to spend a bit of time (not too much). The setting is beautiful with some great overlooks of the city. It was a little strange to me (but I guess I need to think about the name) that there are so many competing little restaurants that seem to have pretty much the same menu. I was glad to have found a chicken salad offered at the restaurant in the center of this area. It was a nice break.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Igor Eidler
    Tel Aviv, Israel44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss the chance to visit the Medellin Botanical Gardens. It’s free and absolutely stunning. While the entire city of Medellin boasts lush, jungle-like greenery, the gardens offer a unique and tranquil escape that’s well worth your time. The richness and biodiversity here are truly astounding. We spent two hours simply walking around and appreciating the beautiful, well-kept nature. Highly recommended!
    Written June 29, 2024
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  • Dunja1959
    Porto, Portugal156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place, full of Botero sculptures and hystorical enviroment.
    Place to visit, but with care to security issue.
    Money redrowal in area not recomendable.
    Written March 15, 2024
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  • Ben F
    Bloomington, IN1,817 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is very large for an urban mall, and the variety of shops and restaurants is commendable. There’s a lovely atrium/plaza area in the middle and plenty of places to sit, including some with tables. Much of the mall is open-air via the wide, open entry and exit points throughout. And I took advantage of the ample workstations on the first floor with outlets and lockers, although I believe using the outlets required a small fee, as did the lockers. Still a nice touch.

    I highly recommend a visit here, especially on a rainy or hot day!
    Written July 8, 2024
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  • SF Guy
    San Francisco, CA1,029 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park surrounded by restaurants, bars and clubs. The park it’s self is just ok but it’s in the center of everything is what makes it so good. I will warn you that there are rats in the park and you will see them run past you.
    Written January 12, 2022
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  • MarkJalanJalan
    Philippines126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I don't usually write reviews on Malls or attractions, but this place was unique. A steep walk from my AirBNB and then rewarded with amazing views from the Torrealta Cerveceria. I couldn't find the place here on Tripadvisor, so will use this platform to shout out to a great little bar with wonderful craft beer and friendly staff. Thanks to the cool bar tender.

    The mall itself I guess I would describe as a boutique mall or higher end place. Some great shops/brands and I brought my groceries from the well appointed super market. I hate shopping so for me malls are in and out in that respect. Add craft beer and I'll spend all afternoon there lol.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • turps66
    Buga, Colombia204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience but only because we had a guided tour by a local expert. To go alone you would miss a lot of the history and significance. Some of the kiosks/stalls are expensive! They are catering for gringo tourists.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Réné Lemarais
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best museums I have been to in a long time. There is an application you can download (using free WiFi) with an audio guide in English. The exhibits are very thought provoking. It gives you real people’s stories and experiences in an objective way.
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I stayed nearby and by day I didn't feel this park was up to much. But my goodness by the evening it is such a vibrant, throbbing, busy area with some cracking restaurants and bars around..
    Lots of performance artists and music give it a great vibe, it couldn't be more different from when it was daytime!
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • fozjon
    Jaipur, India1,855 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to Medellin means that you must try to visit Comuna 13. It's very touristy now but VERY cool. We had a guided tour. That was helpful. We did a lot of walking up slopes and back down. Totally worthwhile
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Amanda S
    28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view, just really touristy. We expected that though. If you're going to hike up there, wear good shoes and expect to be really hot!
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • Rschagrin
    Delray Beach, FL14,919 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Also known as Barefoot Park. Built by EPM who's headquarters is across the street from the park. A tranquil place to mediate or just relax. It has pol where you can go in barefoot after walking in a large sand box.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • Les L
    St. Petersburg, FL15,940 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous cathedral in downtown Medellin. It has wonderful facade, best seen from the plaza out front.
    It was not open on our visit but that didn't stop us admiring it from outside. A beautiful building.
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • Dan0001
    Scarborough, ME474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This area is very busy and crowded visitors beware…but it’s still a must see spot in the city. The huge statues are fun to see and make for some great photo opportunities.
    Written August 24, 2021
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