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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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    Pass By: Medellin City Services, Carrera 38 9a 26 Office 403, Medellin 050021 Colombia

    Tour departs every day at 9 AM from a central location in El Poblado, with a stop at Monaco building where Pablo lived, you will be unable to get in due to the fact the building is falling apart. A good introduction to the early days of Pablo to see how they fought the status quo by building his penthouse in one of the most elite suburbs. Then heading south towards the neighborhood where Pablo grew up, a humble community that once had the highest income on earth when they became part of Pablo´s payroll.

    Stop At: Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, Carrera 110, Medellin Colombia

    Next at La Catedral, Pablo´s private prison, lush hillside to enjoy panoramic city views and to visualize how he decided to work with the Colombian government at one point.
    The tour leaves La Catedral as you are informed about Escobar´s escape and the upcoming pursuit that lasted 18 months until he finally got caught. At Los Olivos community, visit the block and the houses where Pablo got shot. Was it suicide or what has exactly happened? Make your own conclusions after hearing your guide´s information.
    Next, tour stops at the cemetery where Pablo rests along with his family members. Take this opportunity to learn how Pablo got started by the black widow (Griselda Blanco), whose grave is located just steps from his.
    Finally, the tour takes you to one of the humblest communities where you´ll realize how Medellin went from the most violent to the most innovative city in the world. At comuna 13 you will understand how Medellin has been so resilient by admiring the colorful street art and outstanding infrastructure such as the largest outdoor escalator in America.
    At the end, minivan goes back to the initial starting point.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Parque El Poblado, Calle 10 y Carrera 43A, Medellin 050014 Colombia

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    Pass By: Parque Lleras, Carrera 37a 9 9A Zona Rosa, Poblado District, Medellin 050021 Colombia

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    Pass By: Medellin Metrocable, Medellin Colombia

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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We did this tour with Sylvio who was fantastic! He knew so much and was very engaging and informative. It was amazing being able to visit La Catedral and understand its history. Comuna 13 was also very cool and a great place to take some...More

    Thank ellbelllll
    MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear ellbelllll, Thanks for your feedback, we are very proud of our certified private bilingual guides for they are so engaging and informative. Please let us know about your next visit! Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Me and my boyfriend travelled to Medellin for the first time (and our first time to Colombia) a few weeks ago and we couldn’t have done a better tour. Julio was so friendly and covered everything perfectly, answering all of our questions along the way....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Shanayde C
    MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Shanayde C, Thanks for these kind lines, they mean all to us. Our passion is to exceed your expectations, get you to come back after experiencing a new resilient Medellin. For future plans in Colombia please don`t hesitate to contact us. Look forward, Camilo...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I wound up being the only person on a half-day tour of the Pablo Escobar neighborhood and, after, Comuna 13. My guide, Juan, was super informed and clearly loves his city. Plus he indulged my practice of Spanish. It's very worth doing this. With all...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MTBSeattle
    MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear MTBSeattle, Thanks for your words, great to hear you have explored the new resilient Medellin while practicing spanish with our certified guide. Bonus about this small group tour is sometimes you might end up being the only person since it is not a massive...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our Guide José gave good and interesting Informations about Pablo E. The second part with Comuna 13 was personally, really interesting and with passion. José has good contact to the local people in Comuna.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Polycarp F
    MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Polycarp F, Thank you for this feedback, means a lot to us. Just curious what we can do better in order to earn your 5 star review? Look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

    Reviewed 13 July 2019

    The tour guy transported us between the locations in an effective and comfortable way. He explained the main topics of each location and there was room for some picture taking a long the way. As this is theme of an experience is extremely unique due...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MrAdrianho
    MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

    Dear MrAdrianho, Thanks for your input, is important to us. Great to know you will recommend this tour, keep us posted on your next visit. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

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