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Medellín, Colombia

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Mountain city charm and vibrant culture await.

Located in the picturesque Aburrá valley, Medellín welcomes travellers with open arms as one of Colombia's friendliest cities.

Medellín is renowned for its pleasant year-round climate, earning it the nickname "City of Eternal Spring." With temperatures averaging around 24°C (75°F), you can expect comfortable weather regardless of the season. Pack light layers and don't forget your sunscreen to make the most of the city's outdoor activities and exploration.

One of Medellín's highlights is its rich cultural scene. Learn about the city's history and art at the Museo de Antioquia, with its impressive collection of Pre-Colombian artefacts Stroll through the inviting narrow streets and visit Plazoleta de las Esculturas, the main square adorned with Botero's oversized sculptures.

To appreciate the city's panoramic views, hop on the modern MetroCable and ascend to Parque Arvi to marvel at the stunning vistas of the surrounding verdant mountains and embrace the sonority of the wilderness. It's the perfect spot for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers seeking a break from the urban buzz.

When evening falls, head to the lively neighbourhood of El Poblado, a hub of upscale dining, thriving bars, and pulsating nightclubs. Experience Medellín's vibrant nightlife as you dance to the rhythms of salsa and reggaeton, mingling with locals and fellow travellers alike.

Medellín is home to warm and welcoming people known as "Paisas." Engage in friendly conversations, learn a few basic Spanish phrases, and you'll find that locals are more than happy to assist you and share their love for their city.

And of course any trip to Colombia is incomplete without trying the local cuisine. Medellín's diverse culinary heritage includes the delicious bandeja paisas, a traditional dish featuring rice, beans, plantains, chorizo, and avocado. Explore the local markets to sample exotic fruits and street food, and don't forget to savour a cup of rich Colombian coffee.

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