Discover amazing artwork in the free Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour in Medellin. The tour explains the history of the area and features graffiti-filled walls that are a must-see on your visit to Medellin. The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour features art along the steep hillside. Some of the artwork features faces of women and animals, which according to our guide is what the community requested.
The Comuna 13 tour lasts a little over two hours. You’ll learn a lot about the history of the area and how the neighborhood has overcome its violent past over the years. Once you get to the top of the escaleras (escalators), there is a path you can walk along to see more murals and beautiful views of the city below.
How to get to Comuna 13, Medellin
My friend Dani from Switzerland and I met our guide at the San Javier Metro Stop at 2 pm for the Spanish tour. From there, you’ll walk with your group to Comuna 13. The guides are easy to find, and you’ll notice the big crowds around them.
There are several outdoor escalators and plenty of shops where you can buy something to eat. The coconut ice cream at Cremas Doña Alba was delicious. The employees were so friendly, and they even took a picture of our group that you can see here.
Things to do in Medellin
This city has a convenient metro that is easy to navigate and costs less than a $1 US per ride. The parks have free Wi-Fi and ride-sharing apps are also available to help you get around. There are also plenty of free walking tours with guides in both English and Spanish.
Where to Stay
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Amazing Art in Medellin, Colombia
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