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Five Breathtaking Medellin Attractions That Should Not Be Missed
No traveling or sightseeing is complete without a visit to the city of Medellin. With over 3 million people, it is the second largest city in Colombia. It is surrounded by a vast array of hills and valleys and also bustling with modern optimism.
With its mild climate, the city offers one of a kind comfort and serenity. No wonder the Wall Street Journal named it the most innovative metropolis on the planet in 2013.
There are many breathtaking Medellin attractions travelers ought to see you if the desire is to have a fun-filled adventure to the fullest. Five of such breathtaking places are described below:
1) Medellin metro cable.
To get the panoramic view of the city, getting in one of those cable cars is the answer. It takes passenger through the hills, the modern housing estate, the shanty towns and the industrial area. Away from the bustling city, the cable takes passengers to Arvi Park. Arvi Park is a natural reserve park that offers serenity and tranquility making it a suitable getaway for lovers, family, and friends.
2) El Peñón de Guatapé
On the outskirts of the ever busy city lies Guatapé, one of the very popular Medellin attractions. It is a sole rock formation that is over 200 meters high. Getting to the peak of this rock formation can be done using the 750 concrete steps made by the Medellin government. Climbing the steps is very rewarding because, at the peak, adventurers get to enjoy the 360-degree view of Guatapé Reservoir. This reservoir is a man-made lake surrounded by lots of resort center and hotels. Aside from the view, there are lots of shops and drink vendors available offering light refreshments for anyone interested in buying.
3) Parque Explora
This is an aquarium located at Cra. 53 #7375, Medellín, Antioquia that offers entertaining and educative experience to tourist. It consists of vivarium and Planetarium. And boast of having varieties of amphibians and reptiles. Also at Parque Explora are an educational exhibition of physical science projects and discovery.
4) The barefoot park
This place is helpful for reconnecting with nature and having a soulful meditation. This place is a strange one out of all Medellin attractions as no footwear is allowed. Tourists are asked to remove their footwear and explore the Sand dunes, water fountain, and green vegetation all barefooted. This place is a must see for anyone that wants to enjoy nature at its best.
5) Living museum of Pueblito Paisa
The last, but not the least on this list is Pueblito Paisa. This is a rural setting of a village that takes tourists to back in time. It shows what living in the past is like. It showcases a village square that comprises of places like church, school, houses, etc. Also, delicious local dishes are served here by good restaurants. With gifts shops that stock classic souvenirs and crafts, Pueblito Paisa is definitely a place to visit that would stay in the memory of visitors for years to come.