Medellín is the second most populated city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. The city of Medellín clearly shows how inclusive social policies and creative urban planning can in fact change a place for the better. Having gone through an impressive transformation, this once notorious city due to drug trafficking and violence, today proves itself as an important centre of entrepreneurship, innovation and arts. Since 2012, when it was named the world’s most innovative city, Medellín has been receiving international attention and recognition.
When visitors come to Medellín, they’re surprised not only with the beautiful landscape that surrounds it but also with how modern, progressive and dynamic the city is. Some previously unnoticed industrial districts are now filled with new museums and art galleries, extravagant shops, trendy bars, big music venues and outstanding restaurants.
Medellín is the birthplace of the famous artist Fernando Botero. In different parts of the city centre you’ll come across his iconic sculptures of huge rounded figures. Don’t miss to visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Antioquia to learn more about the work of Botero and other renowned Colombian artists.
The weather in this city is pleasant and mild all year, with an average temperature of 23°C. This is why it’s called the “city of eternal spring”. As of the people of Medellín, they are the best example of the Colombian social attitude: warm and open people.