Learning about history, graffs, and culture - Comuna XIII

Medellín, Colombia

Experience hosted by Sergio Andrés

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Our tour guides have lived there for their entire life. They are the best at this.
Come to see the transformation of the community from the perspective of a local.
Thanks to street art we have been able to show the best of our neighborhood to citizens from all over the world, be one of them.

What we will do:

-We will start this adventure in San Javier flying in a cable car to see comuna 13 like a bird!

-We will be in Independencia # 1 for a while talking about how the hip hop culture has helped to change this place

-We will go to Independencia # 2 (the last stop) to see more graffitis and learn about their meanings

-You will be able to practice your skills as a graffiti artist, we will provide all you need!

Other things to note
Recommendations

-Wear comfortable shoes
-Bring water with you
-Do not leave the group
-Ask a lot we want to answer everything!
-Leaving a phone number in an international format to communicate with you will be very useful.
Our tour guides have lived there for their entire life. They are the best at this.
Come to see the transformation of the community from the perspective of a local.
Thanks to street art we have been able to show the best of our neighborhood to citizens from all over the world, be one of them.

What we will do:

-We will start this adventure in San Javier flying in a cable car to see comuna 13 like a bird!

What's included

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  • Food
    Famous local ice cream!
  • Drinks
    Make and taste a very good Colombian coffee.
  • Transportation
    We include transportation from the San Javier metro station to where the to...
  • Equipment
    Spraypaint

Meet your Host, Sergio Andrés

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 256 Reviews
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Hi there!

I am the founder of Insiders Foundation and I have the pleasure to work with a wonderful group of people. You should come and see what we do.
We have been guiding for 3 years and a half in Comuna 13 and I have to say that this is my best job ever. In fact, all of us say the same we really enjoy the possibility of meeting people from all over the world and learn from them. Come to our experiences and get to know life from a different perspective.
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About the organization: Insiders Foundation



We are a group of people living in Сomuna 13 who dreamed of creating a tourism company. Then we realized that our goal went beyond just bringing tourists to know new places. We understood that we could use tourism as a way to bring social development to our community, so now we have a foundation that is willing to always help those who need it most.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Insiders Foundation.

Where you'll be

Comuna 13 is a place full of colors and hope. You will see that it's more vibrant than most of the places in Medellin.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 256 reviews.

Mikaila
November 2021
Sergio was super knowledgeable, kind, and answered all of our questions! Truly a great and personalized experience. Don’t be on the fence about booking, just do it!
Simone
November 2021
Really interesting walking tour and cable car ride. Sergio is very knowledgeable and his proceeds go toward a Colona 13 charity for children. He was prompt meeting us, had excellent communication and showed us a lot of interesting murals. Also, the ice cream was amazing! Highly recommend.
Austin
November 2021
Absolutely fantastic and a must do if you are in Medellin! You can tell Sergio is passionate about the community and gives a great insight into Comuna 13.
Silvina
November 2021
Evelin es una persona increíble, con ella vivimos una tarde única. Aprendimos muchísimo sobre el lugar y su gente, bailamos, taggeamos, nos reímos y hasta lloramos de emoción. Todo en un clima de profunda sinceridad y amor por lo que se hace. Gracias !
Mary
November 2021
Sergio was great. I feel like I was part of his Communa 13 family. The neighborhood has a great feel to it. The people are so artistic. The street dancers were talented. It was an honor to meet a long time member of the community. I highly recommend this tour!!!!
Sorcha
November 2021
Our tour with Sergio was amazing! From the moment he met us off the metro to the moment we said goodbye it was incredible. We spent 3 and a half hours together and the time flew by. It was like being with a friend. He was funny and chatty and very knowledgeable. He knows so much about area and about the history of Medellin (and Colombia). He made the history of the place very accessible through personal and memorable stories. He took us around and showed us all the best places and murals in Comuna 13. He was happy to chat to us and learn about our lives and much as we were hearing about his. There was never a silent minute, it was fantastic! I would highly recommend Sergio to anyone interested in seeing Comuna 13.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.