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 Medellin 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 comuna 13 to the famous graffities. 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 graffiti area, 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. After going over the graffiti in depth, you would finish the tour by coming back using metro and 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.