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History, culture and art in Comuna Trece

Medellín, Colombia

Experience hosted by Maryline

3.5 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in Spanish, English

What you'll do

An incredible tour that begins at the main entrance of the San Javier Metro station. After an introduction and organization of the tour we will go to the entrance of the Independencia 1 neighborhood where we can enter the context of local life. In this part we will begin to put our visitors in context by telling a valuable part of the history of the place. Next, we will continue the tour on foot to see the incredible graffiti that paints our neighborhoods with color. Then, we will meet some local businesses in which we are going to taste an incredible artisan ice cream made by a family with the best recipe. We will get to know the Electric Stairs, a project that nominated Medellín as the most innovative city in the world and you will see why. Topics such as hip hop in the commune, community organizations and the role of tourism in the territory will be the transversal axis of this experience; Furthermore, those who come in this experience will be able to have contact with local inhabitants, artists and community organizations; thus being an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the population and enriching our visitors with experiences and knowledge.
An incredible tour that begins at the main entrance of the San Javier Metro station. After an introduction and organization of the tour we will go to the entrance of the Independencia 1 neighborhood where we can enter the context of local life. In this part we will begin to put our visitors in context by telling a valuable part of the history of the place. Next, we will continue the tour on foot to see the incredible graffiti that paints our neig…

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What's included

  • Food
  • Transportation
    Transportation by bus from the meeting point to the entrance of the first n...
From $14
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Maryline

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 37 Reviews
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I am Marilyn and together with Sebastián (crazy), we have been inhabitants and guides in Commune 13 for more than 1 year, being founders of the project called Moving Bricks Experiencie. We make a fusion between art, history and realities that are lived in some of our neighborhoods; which makes it easier for us to show aspects of the territory that only local guides can know. We know the Colombian context and we have lived closely the process of transformation of our Commune 13, and for this reason we realize the role of art and culture in its change; through graffiti, rap, break dance our visitors will enjoy this space full of life.
I am Marilyn and together with Sebastián (crazy), we have been inhabitants and guides in Commune 13 for more than 1 year, being founders of the project called Moving Bricks Experiencie. We make a fusion between art, history and realities that are lived in some of our neighborhoods; which makes it easier for us to show aspects of the territory that only local guides can know. We know the Colombian context and we have lived closely the process of transformation of our Commune 13, and for this reas…
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Where you'll be

They will have access to one of the largest urban art galleries in Latin America, with more than 200 works in its streets.
In addition to having first-hand information from local guides and exclusive and unforgettable experiences with inhabitants of the territory.
They will have the possibility to leave their mark and contribute to the improvement of the facades of the houses in the sector and will be able to learn basic concepts of graffiti and breakdance.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Jessica
March 2020
Excelente experiencia, Crazy nos dio todo el contexto histórico a profundidad nos hizo interesarnos mucho por el tema y no solo querer tener la Foto, nos explico a detalle cada mural, nos trasmitió la pasión q sienten las personas de la comuna de ser parte de esta. Se preocupó por q no nos fuéramos con duda alguna y al final nos divertimos con varias sorpresas q no vienen descritas en el recorrido. Además hacer la experiencia con Crazy es como estar con una celebridad, felicidades!!!
Excelente experiencia, Crazy nos dio todo el contexto histórico a profundidad nos hizo interesarnos mucho por el tema y no solo querer tener la Foto, nos explico a detalle cada mu…
Juan
January 2020
Aunque Maryline no pudo acompañarnos por un imprevisto que se le presentó, pudimos hacer la Experiencia con Eveline, su hermana. El contexto histórico y el recorrido fueron muy bien desarrollados. Nos pareció un programa de gran interés por lo histórico, lo cultural, lo artístico y hasta lo degustativo (en especial las cremas y la cerveza artesanal). Puedo recomendar esta Experiencia.
Aunque Maryline no pudo acompañarnos por un imprevisto que se le presentó, pudimos hacer la Experiencia con Eveline, su hermana. El contexto histórico y el recorrido fueron muy bie…
Savana
November 2019
Realmente disfruté la experiencia. Ella me dio todo el contexto histórico antes de llegar al lugar. La comunicación fue muy buena, tomó todas mis dudas y fue extremadamente amable. Muy recomendable
Jose Daniel
November 2019
100% recomendado, una localidad con gente muy cálida y amable. Y que mejor con guías locales que saben la historia del lugar y que están atentos de ti en todo el recorrido.
Mary Jane
October 2019
Me encanto la experiencia con nuestra guía Maryline, sabía mucho de la historia completa de la comuna 13 y nos ilustro con información que no cualquiera la conoce, además fue muy amable con nosotras. Se la recomiendo a futuros viajeros
Karina
October 2019
Maryline nos ha hecho vivir una experiencia única en comuna 13, conoce muy bien la cultura e historia, estamos muy agradecidos de el buen rato que pasamos gracias a su compañía, muy, muy recomendado

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

It is recommended to bring a camera because they will take amazing photos.

Water or hydration