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It is amazing how once a dangerous community has change over a short period of time. By helping the poor get away from the drug lords the whole community is now flourishing. A true example of how things could be.
Come for the escalators but stay for the art. Really, I mean REALly, just come for this unique urban experience. Take the tour or just wing it without interpretations. Read about its social, economic and political aspects before or after or never. It does not...More
It isn't that the escalators are anything special. It's what they represent. When you get to the top and hear the history of what happened here and how the government intervention has changed the area, it is inspiring. Talk to the vendors there.
La Comuna 13 is a very friendly and family oriented neighborhood. They take pride in the escalators that were installed several years ago. There is a lot of culture and art though aside from the escalators. The biggest motivator for the young adults is Hip...More
Escalators running up and down the side of the hills/mountains gave us an interesting insight to the different neighbourhoods and their transformation. Definitely recommended but use a tour guide to fully understand
What is interesting is what the government has done in a neighborhood that in most if not all other countries in the world would be ignored. The area around the escalators has been well developed and is now a safe place to be. There are...More
We choose to go on a graffiti free tour. Appart of the fact largely there are quite new nice pictures on the streets made by some painters, the main attraction is the infrastructure buid to support Comuna 13. Electric stairs, wather, electricity improve the life...More
We had our guide, private tour, take us to the area. Discussed the history, why the moving steps were build. Looked at the graffiti and had some of the local street food sold in and around the area, was a great time.
The view is...More
Incredible experience in getting to the top of this Community to witness art and dancing by local children. The views are spectacular. Cafes are along the way and plenty to see and admire
I did this on my own. Took the metro bus 225i and...More
Yes,I believe they are open every day. The escaleras are used by the residents to access their homes located in a hilly area. During my visit some sections were closed for repairs so I used the steps, not the escalator.