Last November 2020, Medellín was the winner of the World Travel Awards, considered the ‘Oscar’ of tourism, as ‘Leading Urban Getaway Destination in South America 2020’, a category in which it competed with destinations such as Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, among others.
The recognition reinforces the tourist vocation of the city in terms of social and urban transformation and the cultural, nature, and gastronomy offer that Medellín manages to combine in a single destination and that makes it increasingly attractive for visitors who come to the city.
Some experiences for which Medellín is considered the Best Urban Destination in South America
Botero Square, one of the most iconic and busy places in the city, is the only open-air place in the world that has 23 sculptures by Maestro Fernando Botero, the most exposed living artist in the world.
Visit Botero Square
The Commune 13 of Medellín is considered a must-see in Colombia by countless travel guides on the internet. It is surprising for its history of resilience and social transformation, for the colors of impressive murals and graffiti by mostly local artists, and for a neighborhood life as genuine as the inhabitants who kindly welcome people who come to visit it.
Walk the Graffitour of Commune 13
The Ayacucho Tranvía Urban Art Gallery offers those who walk through it four kilometers of graffiti, murals, sculptures, and photographs of Colombian and foreign artists that intervene in public space. The works generate a feeling of reflection to everyone who passes by because among the stories they reflect, several of the customs and traditions of our region are present.
Discover the Urban Art Gallery of the Ayacucho Tram
Parques del Río is a place very close to the Center of Medellín that, through its more than 70,000 square meters, seeks to promote the appropriation and enjoyment of green public spaces through eight kilometers dedicated to pedestrian paths, areas of stay, places to have a picnic and children's games. It is also recognized for being one of the epicenters of the traditional Christmas Lighting of Medellín in recent years.
Parques del Río
Taking a walking tour through the Center of any city represents an experience in which it is possible to travel through its history and heritage, appreciate its architecture, interact with its people, visit some of its tourist places with the help of a local and appreciate the close its smells, its flavors, and its rhythms.
Free Walking Tour
These are just some of the plans that a city has to offer in which its social and urban transformation has motivated thousands of travelers to continue to discover it. Today Medellín continues to strengthen its tourist offer to continue being a fascinating, creative and enveloping destination.