Located in the department of Antioquia Medellín is the so called city of eternal spring. Due to its location temperature is moderate all over the year. The city that was once known as one of the most dangerous cities of the world, is considered Colombia’s most innovative city nowadays.
Depending on personal interests, Medellín has to offer something for everyone. As it was the hometown of the famous artist Fernando Botero there can be found lots of his statues at the Plaza Botero. Also street art has an important role, especially in the Comuna 13. During a walk through this famous neighborhood you can feel the progress the people are going through. From being the most dangerous place in the 80s it is famous nowadays for its street art and the electric stairs showing the progress.
For those who like nature, the national park Arví can be reached by cable car. Once you reached the top there are different hikes that can be done. It is a great opportunity to forget the hussle of the city for a while without having a long journey. By the way, Medellín is the only Colombian city that has got a metro system. It is connected to the cable cars to make the mountains areas of the city easier to reach.
Daytrips from Medellín can be done to visit the famous El Peñol rock of Guatapé or colonial villages like Santa Fe or coffee farms in the south east near Fredonia or Jardín. The region of Antioquia is also famous for the variety of flowers growing at the flower farms.
A real gem one flight hour away from Medellín is the Pacific Coast. There you will find true nature, rainforest and beaches. From July to October humpback whales can be seen.
Medellín and its surroundings are nice to integrate in any Colombia itinerary as it has good flight connections to other Colombian Cities and even from Europe it is easy to reach.