Medellín is one of the most popular destinations in Colombia to visit. And for a good reason. It’s an extraordinary city that has undergone tremendous development in recent years. The city has many neighborhoods to visit or stay in. With El Poblado by far the most popular sector among foreigners. Walking around El Poblado feels like being in Europe. Travelers seem to be in the majority and the neighborhood is full with hip restaurants, hotels & hostels, bars and yes: street art. Dutch Rhonda lives in the heart of El Poblado and takes me on a walk through the neighborhood. Will you join us?
Where to see street art in Medellín?
The most popular place to admire unusual graffiti in Medellín is in the Comuna 13 neighborhood. Medellín’s once most dangerous neighborhood where you can now take a street art tour . Where you will learn about the history of this neighborhood with a guide and see the beautiful murals.
But there are more places in Medellín where you can see street art. As you walk through the city you will find murals in every neighborhood. Especially in the El Poblado neighborhood, you will find beautiful street art. Perfect to combine with fine dining in of the many restaurants or shopping in cute little stores.
At the restaurant Azaí Praia Lovers they make delicious breakfasts and lunches. With very original drinks, by the way. Don’t expect Dutch pancakes, but even these pictured above are delicious and, like the drinks, very creatively made.
Street art in El Poblado
El Poblado is the city’s most exclusive sector. This most famous neighborhood of Medellín covers 39% of the city, making it quite large. Some 200,000 people live in El Poblado alone. This is also where most travelers stay in one of the many hotels or hostels in El Poblado.. So if you are traveling alone and looking for fellow travelers you are in the right place.
There is plenty to do in this area, so you won’t get bored easily. Many restaurants, stores, wide avenues, parks and entertainment venues. This is also a popular area for digital nomads, as there are many places where you can sit and work with your laptop, while enjoying a Colombian cup of coffee.
Within this neighborhood you will also find:
- The Modern Art Museum of Medellín
- The Museum El Castillo
- Several large shopping centers, such as Santafé
And, so, street art, you’ll encounter plenty of that too while strolling the streets of El Poblado.
By subway, you can get to El Poblado in no time or just visit other parts of Medellín. Within the district you will find the El Poblado (central in the district), Estación Industriales or Estación Aguacatala metro stations.
Medellín & Colombia with a guide
Friend Rhonda lives in Medellín for good reason, centrally located in Colombia from where you can easily reach all corners of the country. She is the owner of travel company Miramundo Travel and helps travelers who want to travel through Colombia on their own with a guide, but like to leave all the arranging out of their hands. Customized travel, in other words. Your wishes, carried out by Miramundo. Are you interested? Then be sure to check out Miramundo’s website and see if customized individual travel through Colombia is something for you. Because Rhonda herself has lived in Medellín for years and knows this city and the country well, you can ask her anything during an organized trip.
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