We will visit the famous Comuna 13, but not only the urban art gallery as all tourists do, but in addition to that, we will know other entrails of this neighborhood to understand its history and transformation. We will see one of the most modern public universities that was built where a prison used to be, also one of the 7 library parks of Medellín and the UVA - Articulated Life Unit that serves as a center of culture and sport for the neighborhood with a unique architecture. Already being in the urban art gallery, we will visit the incredible murals that tell the history and aspirations of the neighborhood to reach the escalators, the first public and the most extensive in the country that climb the steep streets of the neighborhood. There we will visit some ventures such as the Coffee Museum where you will have the opportunity to have a glass of Colombian premium coffee, then we will go to one of the largest art galleries in the neighborhood where you can acquire art directly from the artist. Then, you will try the best mango ice cream in the world, which is eaten with salt and lemon. To end the tour, we will visit a typical house in this neighborhood and there you will have a photographic exhibition of the history and meet some of the women who were displaced and are now an example of resistance.
I am a 22-year-old who, when I was 12, I founded an NGO to work in vulnerable neighborhoods in Medellín on social and environmental projects. Since then I have also participated as a young guest at several of the world's most important meetings on climate change and sustainable development of the United Nations. After traveling through more than thirty countries on four continents, I decided to create my own tourism company (www.wayacantours.com) with the aim of developing a more responsible tourism that contributes to the quality of life of the communities visited. Thus, by bringing together the experience of community work plus the academic vision acquired in global political spaces, I could begin to study Colombia's history in a clearer way.
Un helado de mango verde con sal y limón, muy típicas de esta zona de la ciudad. Seguro las mejores que vas a probar.
Una copa de café premium colombiano de una marca que únicamente se encuentra en la Comuna 13
We will visit a coffee museum created by the community where the grain experience is lived, then we will know a family project where to make ice cream and micheladas based on green magician with salt and lemon. Then we will visit one of the bars with the best viewpoints in the city, a café-bar that was visited by President Clinton and a traditional house in the neighborhood where there is a photo gallery about the history of the Comuna.
The tour does not include subway tickets, so we recommend buying the round trip in advance. Then we will take a bus to reach the escalators which has a cost of 1,700 COP (60 cents USD).
See art as result of civil resistence