10 reasons to fall in love with Medellín

Great photos and a good perspective on Medellin. I am starting to pay a lot more attention to Colombia in general and Medellin in particular.


I’ve fallen in love with Medellín, just as I had heard so many other travellers do. The walks through Comuna 13, the bars in Provenza, the museums, well-functioning infrastructure, stunning views and relaxed and helpful people. How could you not love it?

1. The view of Medellín

Medellín seen from Sabaneta - by Latinamerikaliv

Whether it’s from an expensive apartment in one of the many skyscrapers or from the more humble homes along an unpaved streets of Comuna 1, there’s almost always a stunning view of the city and the mountains surrounding Medellín.

 2. Museo de Antioquia and Plaza Botero

Medellín - by Latinamerikaliv 11

It’s often called Museo Botero, as this is where you’ll find Fernando Botero’s paintings in Medellín. Medellín is the hometown of the most famous Colombian painter, and he has donated hundreds of art pieces to the museum.

The excellent guided visit of the Botero collection is free (once you’ve paid the entrance, which is voluntary if you’re a student, free if…

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