Food in Jardín

Dulces del Jardín

This cavity-inducing sweets factory is famous throughout Antioquia for its wide variety of arequipe (a sweet dessert of milk and sugar), conserves and fruit candies. Our favorite: Arequipe de Arracacha (an Andean ve…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Medellín

Artesanías Caballo de Troya

An excellent one-stop gift shop conveniently located on the road to the airport (if you take the Las Palmas route). It sells quality handicrafts from artisans all over the country that you won't find in the more mai…
Market in Medellín

Mercado de San Alejo

This colorful craft market is great for cheap buys or simply for strolling around.
Arts & Crafts in Medellín

Centro Artesanal Mi Viejo Pueblo

This tourist-oriented handicraft market has a wide selection of souvenirs, including hammocks, bags and traditional clothing.
Mall in Manizales

Cable Plaza

Large upmarket mall with supermarket, cinema and many ATMs.
Shopping Center in Medellín

Centro Comercial Palacio Nacional

This city center palatial building from 1925 has been transformed into a shopping mall with more than 200 budget shops (most selling clothing and footwear). The area around the Palacio, nicknamed El Hueco (The Hole)…
Mall in Medellín

El Tesoro

For some shopping or just to rub shoulders with Medellín high society, head to the upscale El Tesoro mall. It has a variety of European and American fashion stores.
Books in Medellín


This huge bookstore has a limited selection of English titles. It also sells maps of Medellín, plus laptops and accessories.
Electronics in Medellín

Centro Commercial Monterrey

Technology center with scores of small shops selling chargers, computers and digital equipment.
Mall in Medellín

Centro Comercial Oviedo

Lots of banks, plus international fashion outlets and a decent food court.