Explore an imaginary hood in Medellín
On this tour, we understand the transformation Medellin has experienced through the eyes of the farmers or peasants: the ones that made the city grow by migrating from all over the country because of forced displacement or looking for new opportunities.
We start by taking the tram to visit La Placita de Florez one of the oldest farmers markets in town. Later, we will go to Comuna 8, specifically to a neighborhood called El Faro (The Lighthouse) named like this because of its stunning view over the valley and “imaginary” because the city says it doesn’t belong to Medellín.
Here we take a tour with a local guide that works on the continuous development of the community, supporting art and social projects. We will learn how they created the neighborhood by themselves and how has been the process of integration with the city. The best thing about this is that by doing this tour you’re contributing to these projects. After having a walk through the colorful alleys of El Faro we enter a beautiful forest and in 25 minutes we reach the peak of the Cerro Pan de Azucar, one of the most emblematic mountains and the highest peak of the city to enjoy the best view you can have in Medellín.
- City tram
- Placita de Flórez
- El Faro neighbourhood
- Pan de Azúcar mountain
NOTE: We will walk through a good amount of stairs so I recommend to wear sport shoes. This tour is not suited for people with physical disabilities.
DeparturePoblado metro station
Departure Time9 am or 1:30 pm
IncludedMedical assistance insurancePayment to local guidesSouvenirTickets to all public transportation during the tour
Not Included2 beers or 2 shots of aguardienteBoat rideEnglish guidanceLunchPrivate transportSnacksTicket to PeñolTipsUnspecified elementsWakeboard or wakesurf classWater