The Comuna 13 Graffiti Tour is a decision not to think twice. In this 5-hour tour, you will understand a big portion on how war was in Medellín due to narcotraffic and how art and social work had a great positive impact on the whole community. Get a local perspective and understand how great art can overcome negative labels such as vandalism. The most spectacular graffiti and history behind them are awaiting for you. Don’t miss it.
If you are into knowing the hidden art and characters of a place, this graffiti tour is perfect for you!
The Comuna 13 in Medellín is a place known once for its complex social background, but now it’s a graffiti and street art reference in the country.
First of all, the tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and he will take you to the comunas. Along this trip the bilingual local guide will talk to you about metro system, its history and how commuting in Medellín is.
Once there, you will walk along the brick made houses and San Javier neighborhood, understanding the war that terrified its families due to narcotraffic and guerrillas and how this, combined with poverty, made it one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Latin America in the past. As the tour gets immersed in the artistic and vibrant streets, you will get to listen to the history on how a kind of art which started like action of vandalism, even punished with jail, grew into the most iconic features of this comuna. As well as getting an idea on how the neighborhood was and how it is nowadays. You will also get to see all the constant cultural activities that take place in the Comuna 13. Dance shows, live music, storytellers, local food and more. A joyful place that amazes anyone.
After going over the graffiti in depth, you would finish the tour and head back to your hotel remembering that art opens frontiers when nobody else could. Come and get amazed by the detailed graffiti and the warmth of the local people. Let us bring you wider perspectives of our beautiful Colombia.
The most advisable thing is that you wear fresh clothing and a light jacket in case the day gets chill: cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, and a cap are the most used items of clothing for this activity.
The weather in Medellín tends to be warm but it may change during the day. Average temperature is between 23°C and 30°C.
The Comuna 13 is now a place of renown in which many national and international artists have intervened. However, the most important pieces are those made by locals. People who have grown up in the comunas and have taken charge of the transformation of their native neighborhood.
The tour is planned to appreciate one of the best spots for street art in the city. All the tour will take place in Comuna 13.
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