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Comuna 13 + Downtown: From violence to innovation

Medellín, Colombia

Experience hosted by Sebastián

4 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

We will use the public transportation to make all our trips between the different areas of the city and we will complement our tour with different walks that will lead us to better understand the transformation that the city has experienced in recent years.

Initially in our tour we will enter in Downtown Medellin; we will recognize it's history, it's culture, we will explore the most emblematic buildings, parks and squares, to finally taste a delicious cup of the world best coffee in one of the Medellin's most traditional places.

We will start our trip in the public transportation; first we will take the train to the Comuna 13, then we will transfer to the cable car that will take us over the houses to reach up one of the highest mountains of Medellin, there we will understand how the situation is in the highest neighborhoods and we will enjoy one of the best views of the city.

Then we will go to the famous Electric Stairs, a unique project in the world also located in the Comuna 13, previously one of the most dangerous areas in the city, we will talk about the incredible history and the transformation process that it's inhabitants experienced, we will make an urban tour full of magic and color framed by the greatest amount of graffiti in all Medellin, we will return to the train station and there we will have concluded our tour.
We will use the public transportation to make all our trips between the different areas of the city and we will complement our tour with different walks that will lead us to better understand the transformation that the city has experienced in recent years.

Initially in our tour we will enter in Downtown Medellin; we will recognize it's history, it's culture, we will explore the most emblematic buildings, parks and squares, to finally…

What's included

  • Food
    - Popsicles made by people from the Comuna 13
  • Drinks
    - 100% Colombian Coffee
  • Transportation
    - Tickets to the Metro, Cable Car and Bus

Meet your host, Sebastián

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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We are a great team made up of two brothers, we are Sebastian and Julian, both born and raised in Medellin. I'm 28 years old, I'm an architect, urban planner and passionate about Medellin, with my brother we have been fortunate to experience first hand the fascinating transformation of our city and go through all it's neighborhoods, that until a few years ago it was impossible to access. It's incredible to see how Medellin went from being the most violent city worldwide in 1991, to being today one of the reference cities in terms of urban planning and social innovation worldwide.

Check out our other experience in Medellin:

- Guatape: Adventure, color and landscape ---> https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1007668
We are a great team made up of two brothers, we are Sebastian and Julian, both born and raised in Medellin. I'm 28 years old, I'm an architect, urban planner and passionate about Medellin, with my brother we have been fortunate to experience first hand the fascinating transformation of our city and go through all it's neighborhoods, that until a few years ago it was impossible to access. It's incredible to see how Medellin went from being the most violent city worldwide in 1991, to being today…
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Where you'll be

- Berrio's Park
- Botero's Square
- Bolivar's Pedestrian Walk
- Carabobo's Pedestrian Walk
- Malaga's Salon
- Metro (train)
- Cable Car (gondola)
- Comuna 13 Murals & Street Art
- Comuna 13 Electric Stairs

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 651 reviews.

Danny
April 2021
Sébastien was an amazing guide with a wealth of knowledge on the history of Medellin. this tour was a great value and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it.
Johnny
April 2021
Sebastian gave a great tour of centro and comuna 13. He was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. He had laidback vibe and was easy to talk to. I also liked how the tour felt relaxed and not rushed. Highly recommend you book this tour.
Sebastian gave a great tour of centro and comuna 13. He was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. He had laidback vibe and was easy to talk to. I also liked how the to…
John
March 2021
Sebastian’s tour is simply incredible. We loved his point of view and his expertise. He is very personable and passionate about his city. Truly learned so much about this city and fell in love with Medellin even more. I highly recommend it to anyone!
Sebastian’s tour is simply incredible. We loved his point of view and his expertise. He is very personable and passionate about his city. Truly learned so much about this city and…
Clifton
March 2021
This was the highlight of our trip to Medellin! Sebastian was a great guide and host. We were able to learn so much about Medellin and the fascinating history. It was also an amazing experience to be able to use public transportation to Comuna 13 (incl. the cable cars). We got to meet Chota13 who is a talented street artist and even purchase a few pieces of his work. I highly recommend this tour for anyone stopping in Medellin.
This was the highlight of our trip to Medellin! Sebastian was a great guide and host. We were able to learn so much about Medellin and the fascinating history. It was also an amazi…
Dana
March 2021
Sebastián is a master at his craft. He took great care in relating the interesting, beautiful and hard parts of Medellín’s history. He answered every question to the best of his ability. His English is superb. He is easy to hear and understand. He loves his city and his country and is passionate about the people and the history. I would 100% recommend Sebastián as a tour guide to everyone!
Sebastián is a master at his craft. He took great care in relating the interesting, beautiful and hard parts of Medellín’s history. He answered every question to the best of his a…
Franz
February 2021
To be honest I have no words to describe how much I learned today, and how much I enjoy this activity, if you coming to Medellin this experience with Sebastian it’s something that you must do it. He is very prepare and the level of knowledge about every part of this activity will blow out your mind ... I really recommend this experience.
To be honest I have no words to describe how much I learned today, and how much I enjoy this activity, if you coming to Medellin this experience with Sebastian it’s something that…

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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

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