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Medellin

Medellin Vacations

Among fields of flowers and coffee lies the exciting, vibrant city of Medellin. Here you'll find pleasant weather, colorful nightlife and a welcoming local culture that's made Medellin popular with savvy travelers looking to avoid the crowds. The birthplace of Fernando Botero, the famous Colombian artist best known for his paintings and sculptures of exaggeratedly large subjects, Medellin is full of art and life. See it all from the Metrocable, a unique public transit system of elevated cable cars that connect the city's diverse districts and attractions.

Region: Colombia

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Medellin Marriott Hotel

Deluxe Double/Double, $100 instant air credit per booking, Daily breakfast for up to 2 adults and kids 12 & younger

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Featured Medellin Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Medellin

Four Points by Sheraton Medellin

Our 3-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort.
Medellin, Colombia

This hotel is directly connected to a bustling shopping center with over 100 stores and offers an on-site spa, gym, pool and restaurant.

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What To Do

Kick off your shoes - Barefoot Park is an amusement park for the feet. A variety of surfaces and activities are designed for exploration by  shoeless visitors, making this a quirky experience perfect for all ages.

Get a birds-eye view - Medellin's famous public transit system is perfect for sightseeing, and you don't even have to leave your seat. Elevated cable cars cross the city, climbing high above local neighborhoods and scenic attractions.

Leave room for dinner - Try bandeja paisa, a traditional plate that includes rice, beans, ground meat, fried egg, plantain, chorizo, pork belly, blood sausage and more.

What To See

Parque Arvi - If you'd like to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours, this forested park at the top of a cable car line is a great place for a hike.

Plaza Botero - An outdoor sculpture garden featuring the rotund works of Fernando Botero. Step inside the nearby Museo de Antioquia to see paintings by the artist, as well as others.