Drinking & Nightlife

Trilogia Bar The place to go for live music, with good bands and a fun-loving crowd.

Salon Malaga Medellín's classic inner-city drinking hole oozes ambience.

3 Cordilleras Learn all about the brewing process, then sample the beers to the sounds of a live band.

Calle 9 + 1 Hip electronic music bar that feels a world away from the superficial discos a block away.

Cervecería Maestre Join locals, expats and visitors for a round or two of Medellín's best craft beer.

Eslabón Prendido Friendly salsa bar where there's no need to worry about having perfect moves.


Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín The impressive centerpiece of the Ciudad del Río development showcases national and international modern art.

Plazoleta de las Esculturas This central plaza houses some of the most famous chubby sculptures from renowned local artist Fernando Botero.

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gómez Take an art class in the former studio of one of Antioquia's most acclaimed painters.

Museo de Antioquia Houses several floors of colonial and modern art, including an extensive collection of Botero works.

Monumento a la Raza A magnificent Betancur sculpture telling the story of the foundation of Antioquia in twisting metal.

Outdoor Activities

Zona de Vuelo Offers tandem paragliding flights high above the Valley of Aburra.

Parque Arví A large chunk of nature just a cable-car ride away from central Medellín.

Bicitour Get off the beaten path on this informative pedal-powered tour.

Psiconautica Rock climbing, canyoning and abseiling in the mountains overlooking the city.


Real City Tours Learn all about the city on this outstanding walking tour of the center.

Centro de Desarollo Cultural de Moravia This community organization offers free tours through Moravia, one of the city's most densely populated neighborhoods.

La Comuna 13 Once off-limits due to narco violence, Comuna 13 is now a fascinating place for a guided stroll.

Cerro Nutibara Escape the traffic by walking among the sculptures on this inner-city hill.

Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour Explore the bold street art of Medellín's most notorious barrio.