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Before you arrive at Comuna 13 you’ll begin your tour by stopping for a fruit tasting. Where you’ll get to discover all sorts of wonderful sweet and delicious fruits you never even knew existed until now.
Next, it’s on to Comuna 13, where you’ll learn the true history of these houses and settlements that belong to a large number of displaced people. Due to a complicated internal conflict between the FARC, Colombian Military, Paramilitaries’ and Drug Traffickers, over 7 million people have actually been displaced in Colombia. Your guide will explain how everything began, exactly how it has affected every Colombian throughout the nation, and also how the free housing program has been designed to help them.
Next, you get to venture inside Comuna 13, something that would certainly have been unimaginable 15 years ago due to the violence and lack of security. Not only is this location the most significant street art district in Medellin, yet it is additionally where the very first open-air electrical escalators in the world were mounted. You’ll get to ride these escalators and get the chance to learn the definitions behind much of the graffiti.
Before you leave this neighborhood you’ll be making a stop at a Comuna 13 gallery. Where you’ll get to try your hand with a spray can of paint, and create some of your own personal graffiti!
You’ll start your journey back to your hotel with one more stop along the way. This time to sample some of the delicious street food that is available in this area, and to give you a full and complete guide to how life is as a local in this amazing city.