Medellin City, Colombia
Medellin in Colombia is the second-largest city and most attracting tourist spot in Colombia. It is also the capital of the department of Antioquia. “City of Eternal Spring” is the nickname of Medellin. The city is well known for its arts and literature from the 20th century having world famous universities such as the University of Antioquia, National University of Colombia, Bolivarian University playing a prominent role in the social elements and culture. Plaza Mayor of Medellin is an international center of congresses to show its globalized economy to the world. In spite of its culture, it became the best tourist spot in South America with its unusual tourist places located in the City.
Weather in Medellin
Medellin has an area of 382 square kilometers with sixteen(16) districts, five townships, and 271 barrios. The urban area of Medellin lies within the Aburra Valley. The City is at an elevation 4,900 feet above from the sea level and is divided by the Medellin River which flows towards northwards. Weather in Medellin is quite warm with an average precipitation throughout the year with a mean temperature of 22 °C. Because of Spring-like climate it is called as”City of Eternal Spring.”
Tourist attractions in Medellin
Medellin is a dazzling and enchanting city with numerous tourist attractions. Andes mountains surround the city making a fantastic view and hence became the best tourist spot in Colombia. Plaza Botero – here the entrance is free and easy to reach via Parque Berrio metro station. You can enjoy canvas by Botero and Latin artists, traditional Colombian music.
Botanical gardens in Jardin Botanicohost, Parque Explora famous for the largest freshwater aquarium, barefoot park, Pueblito Paisa is the hill situated in the center of the valley. El Eslabon Prendido is known for live musical nights. El Castillo Museo y Jardine one of the beautiful club, Parque Arvi are the best places to visit in Medellin.
Top things to do in Medellin
Adventure lovers can enjoy very much in the city with paragliding with a very cheap cost of $41.50 USD.
Mountain biking is another sport that can be enjoyed only in Medellin city. South Africa is famous for Soccer matches, and many Soccer stadiums are constructed in the city. Colombia is known for great Coffe producers in the world. Juan Valdez Cafes are the great star bucks for delicious coffee, pastries.
Accommodation in Medellin
The city is very famous with luxury hotels offering the tourists at a very low price. Diez Hotel Categoria Colombia, Hotel Porto Medellin, Ibis Medellin are some the best luxury hotels in the city. The Colombian food such as Bandeja Paisa, Ajiaco- a potato-based soup with shredded white meat, avocado, and cream. Ron Medellin Anejo is locally made liquor available in Son Havana is one of the best salsa bars in the city.
How to reach Medellin
It is very easy to reach Medellin. Olaya Herrera Airport – a domestic airport, and an international airport Jose Maria Cordova near the city Medellin. American Airlines, Copa Airlines, JetBlue are some of the airlines which make the city more accessible. Medellin has Metro system in Colombia which is largest and fastest land transport system.