With excellent art galleries, Latin American cuisine and incredible architecture more and more tourists are flocking to Medellín. Your first stop should probably be Plaza Botero in El Centro to see the statues by the city’s beloved artists Fernando Botero. It is also the site of the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture that houses a photographic and historical archive of the city as well as the famous Museo de Antioquia that exhibits many paintings by Botero amongst other masterpieces.
Just to the north of El Centro is the Jardin Botanico that offers a peaceful (and free!) getaway from the hustle and bustle. Here you can see a variety of birds, an orchid garden, a butterfly house and even iguanas. There is also a small lake that’s a great place to unwind. Adjacent to the Jardin Botanico is the science museum Parque Explora, with interactive exhibits that appeal to both adults and children. We also recommend taking the recently installed gondola cable cars to get great views of the city. You can also reach the beautiful Parque Arvi nature reserve by cable car and explore its hiking trails on foot.