Medellin has transformed itself from one of the worlds most dangerous cities, known for it’s infamous drug lords and turbulent violence to the most innovative, progressive city in the world favoring change and innovation it is a hub for entrepreneurs, start ups and environmental consciousness.
Every person who has been to Medellin will boast about how fabulous of a time they had, how tasty the food is, how green the city is, how electrifying each day is, how beautiful the people look, how friendly the locals are and how innovative the city is.
Medellin is known for all the below:
- gay heaven
- for Violence
- as the city of eternal spring “La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera”
- for its nightlife
- a travelers paradise
- for their beautiful people
- underground drug trade
- as international world-class city
- as the industrial capital of Colombia
- as the City of Botero
- as a financial, commercial and industrial hub of Colombia
- for its traditional textile industry
- for it’s fake boob jobs for $500
- for neighborhood gangs running the neighborhoods and reporting to a city wide mafia
- to have tasty food but relatively heavy too
- by its cultural encounters
- by their customs,
- to be home to friendly people called “Paisas”
- the spirit of entrepreneurship
- for sex tourism
- as one of the world leading producers of flowers
- as the Silicon Valley of Latin America
- for innovative & urban renewal
Medellin is fun for couples, first-time travelers, families, backpackers, foodies, party-goers, luxury travelers and all in between. It is a city which provides enjoyment for everybody.
Each day in Medellin is unique and fulfilling full of new places to see and things to do, it is a travelers paradise,being in a totally new, progressive and exciting city where the people are friendly, welcoming, kind, beautiful and social.
The neighborhoods are vastly different and each take a day or two to explore through, for example; downtown “El Centro” can take days to get your head around and El Poblado might take just a few hours to walk through.
There are always events running through the city like flea markets, food courts, skate shows, festivals, museums, parties, shows, parades so you never lack options. Medellin seems to have hit the spot for all types of travelers; nature lovers, foodies, culture seekers, party animals people are fun too..
The city of Medellin has been transforming itself for the last century. The Paisas have had a hard time of it, with the bloody history of violence due to the cartels and corruption so now, with the ongoing social reform, they have moved on from the past and have advanced Medellin into an up-and-coming metropolis.
Medellin locals would rather resolve a problem in a non-confrontation manner then to have a head-to-head conflict, a patience that most 1st world countries still lack.
Like most major cities around the world there are impoverished neighborhoods where the people are hard up & often are unable to make ends meet. In their reduced circumstances they fall to crime. In these neighborhoods, no locals in their right mind would walk through flashing their mobile phone or camera around. I heard that the weapon of choice are knives these days, not guns.
Comuna 13 is Medellins most feared neighborhood you may get I surrounded by a group of locals. They will ask you where you are from and what you are doing,then they may advise not to be alone and you should turn back. The police will notice you walking, and advise you the same way. Locals and police alike are looking out for people who may lack knowledge or general awareness about their environment, tourists.
Medellin is extremely gay friendly. The city has plenty of gay, lesbian, trans and queer nightlife options and all are diverse depending on what type of night you want to have, ie; laid back vibe in a bar or go all out in a warehouse style nightclub
You may be shocked at a Gay Pride, Medellin. You may not see the end of the crowd,a sea of people marching and dancing in pride, it is amazing. There are so many young people which will surprise you but also filled me with joy because they are so free and liberated at such a young age.
Medellin is known as the city of eternal spring. What I like about this weather is that it is perfect. The sun shines, there are blue skies and you have a crisp cool breeze.
It is never cold & never too hot. Being stuck in the valley of Medellin weather would be humid but the mountains surrounding the city bring in the fresh clean air. Also there are lots and lots of flowers, compliments of the weather!