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You will be collected from your accommodation at 8am and be taken for your initial task on your tour today; a cable car ride over the hundreds of houses in Comuna 13. Many of these houses and settlements belong to a large number of displaced people from rural areas. 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 that 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.