You’ll be starting your tour with a visit to Parques del Río, this is the point that connects East and West Medellin through the Medellin River. Located in the center of the city and it’s known for its infrastructure, vegetation, and wonderful resting areas. Here you’ll find a unique sculpture from the swiss artist Ugo Rondinone named Colores de la montaña, the only one made for public areas in Latin America.
Next, it’s off to visit Barefoot Park. A place to awaken your senses through the sound of water, bamboo paths, paddling pools you can walk through, and a sand path.
Following this, you’ll continue your journey and visit a location full of surprises. Where not only will you find the Medellin Civic Center, administrative buildings like the Medellín City Hall, the Park of Lights, along with three heritage buildings that are very important for Medellin’s history. Not only this but you’re also going to see the Eternal Flame, a monument to freedom speech, the biggest vertical garden in Medellín, the giant Monumento a la Raza by Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt, and other interesting sculptures and places.
Carrying on to your nest stop of Parque San Antonio, you’ll find 4 of Botero’s sculptures, the most important ones are The Hurt Bird and the Peace Bird, one of the sculptures was destroyed after a terrorist attack in 1995, and the other one, an exact replica of the first one brought to Medellin in 2000.
Next, it’s off for both a ride on the Metro (train) and in a cable car to try out some of Medellín’s public transportation before a stop at Botero Plaza, an iconic place additionally referred to as Sculptures Park. This urban space displays 23 sculptures of the renowned son of Medellin and Master Sculptor Fernando Botero.
After wandering through and marveling at this al fresco gallery, you’ll move onto the Cultural Palace, a beautiful neo-Gothic style building, and a visit to the very first church built in Medellin during the colonial period; the Candelaria in 1776, along with the 2nd oldest church la Iglesia de la Veracruz, built-in 1803.
The last stop in today’s tour will be at the Casa Museo de la Memoria (The House of Memory) where you’ll find a special insight into the history of Colombia’s armed conflict from the viewpoint of the victims, along with the country’s favorable outlook for the future.