Created by Alejandra Larade.
Would you like to visit a place where is always warm and welcoming?
Come to Medellin, which’s nickname of the “City of Eternal Spring” is due to a great and warm weather that enjoys all year long. Be captivated by amazing Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, with great festivals and nightlife, considered one of the most modern, affluent and with great transportation in South America, recognized as one of the top transport systems in the world in 2012. This city also has designated spaces for ecological parks, art, poetry, drama, and many other ways of culture. You can admire the view of the city from any of the seven Foster hills: El Volador, La Asomadera, Nutibara, Pan de Azúcar, El Salvador, El Picacho and Santo Domingo.
Natural Arvi Park
Many locals and tourists visit everyday this multifunctional Eco tourist park. Here you can go just to relax, or to admire the nature surrounding you. It has many trails, some lakes, streams, and forests, and you can go hiking, trekking, biking, kayaking, fishing, camping, swimming, canopy lines, sailing rowing, horseback riding, or just plan a picnic for a day. Immerse into the Mariposario (butterfly enclosure) to admire the different species that are there. It’s fantastic to see that many butterflies together, it resembles wallpaper or a mat of butterflies with their wings spread. This park has a prime location, as you can be in complete contact with the nature overlooking the city from atop.
Playful Plazoleta de las Esculturas (Sculptures Square), or Botero Plaza
Take some time to admire some of the creations of one of the most, if not the most recognized living artist from Latin America. Fernando Botero, a native of Medellin is an abstract artist that paints and sculpts, and has his own style, known as “Boterismo” displaying figures or people proportionally exaggerated. Have fun in this public space observing the 23 large bronze sculptures donated by Botero. Here you’ll find a great mix of nature, culture and art, and some of the most notable sculptures are: “The Hand”, “Maternity”, “Eve”, “Roman Soldier”, and “Man on Horseback”. Many of these sculptures have been displayed in museums in Paris, New York, and Madrid, to name a few.
Charming Viewpoint Cerro Nutibara (Nutibara Hill)
You can find this observation deck 2 km southwest of the city, very close from the Sculptures Square. Here you can enjoy Pueblito Paisa, which is a small version of a typical Antioquian village. The Antioquia is a region in Colombia located in the central-west side, from the colonial era. This site is also known as the “Breathinge Area” of the city, so a really attractive place to visit.
Picturesque Arts & Crafts Center “Mi Viejo Pueblito” (My Old Town)
Wander around this handicraft market, where you can find a wide selection of souvenirs like traditional clothing, pottery, leather products, hammocks, bags or gold and silver jewelry. Its perfect and central location makes it easy to find.