Top things to do

Top Choice Mexican in Medellín

Casa Clandestino Comedor

If one place symbolizes Medellín's transformation from provincial capital to culinary hot spot it's this hip bar-restaurant in Poblado that would not be out of place in London or Brooklyn. Inside the action centers …
Top Choice International in Medellín

Carmen

Run by an American-Colombian couple, both of whom are Cordon Bleu chefs, Carmen prepares sophisticated international cuisine with a heavy Californian influence. The restaurant itself is made up of distinct dining zo…
Top Choice Bar in Medellín

Salon Malaga

A Medellín institution, Salon Malaga is more than just a bar, it's a cultural experience. With walls decked out with black-and-white images of long-dead singers and an amazing collection of gramophones, it is a visu…
Top Choice Cafe in Medellín

Pergamino

It's worth the effort to wait in line for a drink at this popular cafe, which serves up the best coffee in Medellín. There is a full range of hot and cold beverages, all made with top-quality beans sourced from smal…
Top Choice Area in Medellín

La Comuna 13

Once one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Medellín, the Comuna 13, which clings to the mountainside above the San Javier metro station, has undergone an impressive transformation in recent times and is now con…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Medellín

Cerro Nutibara

On top of this 80m-tall hill, 2km southwest of the city center, sits the kitschy Pueblito Paisa, a miniature version of a typical Antioquian township. Views across the city from the adjacent platform are stunning. N…
Top Choice Museum in Medellín

Museo Casa de la Memoria

This harrowing museum dedicated to the urban conflict in Medellín is a must-visit for travelers wanting to fully understand the city. There are interesting displays on the geopolitical origins of the conflict, but t…
Top Choice Fusion in Medellín

Tal Cual

An unpretentious place in Manila with a casual arty vibe that serves up creative fusion cuisine at reasonable prices. The varied menu features a lot of seafood, including some great Peruvian dishes, alongside pastas…
Colombian in Medellín

Itaca

This tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant on the outskirts of downtown prepares fantastic gourmet plates bursting with flavor at fair prices. At lunch there are a couple of set options while in the evening there is no m…
Museum in Medellín

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gómez

Located in the house where the artist lived and worked, this fine museum has an extensive collection of pieces by prolific local painter Pedro Nel Gómez (1899–1984), as well as occasional major exhibitions. It also …