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…
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…
This colorful craft market is great for cheap buys or simply for strolling around.
This tourist-oriented handicraft market has a wide selection of souvenirs, including hammocks, bags and traditional clothing.
Large upmarket mall with supermarket, cinema and many ATMs.
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)…
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.
This huge bookstore has a limited selection of English titles. It also sells maps of Medellín, plus laptops and accessories.
Technology center with scores of small shops selling chargers, computers and digital equipment.
Lots of banks, plus international fashion outlets and a decent food court.