Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Medellin

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Medellin

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  • Jesse T
    Boston, MA19 contributions
    Highly recommended for all ages. Adults and small children. Was very surprised at the work put in to this facility. Will go back for sure
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, UK1,951 contributions
    Such a lovely area. Best seen from the top of El Penol. We also took a one hour boat tour on the lake around some of the islands but you don't really appreciate how beautiful the place is at eye level. Also as the commentary was only in Spanish we struggled to understand it.
    Written February 9, 2024
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  • A K
    Wilmington, NC18 contributions
    I must do when you are in Medellin. Phenomenal experience, right next to Botero Square so you get to experience all of the outdoor sculptures as well.
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • MichaelBNielsen
    Odense, Denmark377 contributions
    It’s a very nice and well maintained garden with different sections describen the different zones in Colombia. There are not many information about the species. You have a good opportunity the meet wild iguanas in the garden.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • MichaelBNielsen
    Odense, Denmark377 contributions
    A small oasis far from the noice and pollution of downtown Medellin. It’s quite small and I used just 30 minutes there to take some pictures of the colourful houses. There is a nice walk down through the forest.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
    Cool atmosphere and a great place to see local life. Not too clean. The square displays a number of sculptures by the Colombian artist snd sculptor Fernando Botero Angulo. The Museum of Antioquia is also located here and worth a visit. One thing, the downtown area of Medellin is very unsafe from early evening. Go in the day and leave before 17:00. There is a police presence in the day. After 17:00, the area becomes isolated and filled with drug addicts and the homeless. Even in the day, keep valuables hidden. Cool place otherwise and a must visit. I did a half day guided walking tour of the area which included the downtown area. Would recommend. There are street vendors and many eateries if you want a bite to eat.
    Written August 25, 2023
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  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, UK1,951 contributions
    One of the best ways of getting around parts of the city, linking with the metro and buses. Cheap, clean and efficient. Worth riding for the views over the city alone.
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • Eduardo G
    Miami, FL53 contributions
    This is an amazing opportunity for the entire family to escape the busyness of the big city pase. It provided us an opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquility of being surrounded by the beauty and harmony of Mother nature. You're surrounded by waterfalls, nature trails , park activities, and extreme sports if you desire. I highly recommend this evolution!
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • Samantha G
    Medellin, Colombia66 contributions
    This is a beautiful historial site to visit. The gardens are exquisite and lovely to walk through. Perfect for a picnic or walk about. You can pay for the garden tour alone or also include the tour of the castle. The castle is beautiful filled with historical furniture and antiques owned by the family that donated the site to serve as a museum. The balconies are wonderful for seeing picturesque views of Medellin. I am planning to return soon!!
    Written June 25, 2023
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  • turps66
    Buga, Colombia154 contributions
    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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  • Joe C
    Elkins Park, PA614 contributions
    Haven't been to a planetarium in ages and to my surprise it was Awesome. The presentation was very informative and I actually learned something lololol. Stop in you will enjoy yourself.
    Written July 31, 2021
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  • SF Guy
    San Francisco, CA828 contributions
    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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  • Réné Lemarais
    42 contributions
    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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  • Kimberly C
    1 contribution
    This is one of the most interactive and informative museums I've had the pleasure of visiting. It hosts a variety of exhibits focused on the importance of water to the biology and natural elements of Medellin and Colombia as a whole. Our tour guide, Andres, was very informative and genuinely passionate. Some exhibits display information in English, as well.
    Written October 28, 2023
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  • Deb Y
    Cowes, Victoria, Australia47 contributions
    We had an amazing time, unfortunate or fortunate, it rained for 8 hours the night before we rafted, making the river muddy liked every other river, however the up side was that our rafting adventure was so much more fun because the river was swollen and running fast! It's a great place to stop for a day or two but be aware that you need to have your transport out of the place, pre booked because you can't just flag down a bus!
    Written May 1, 2023
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