​Light cotton clothing is recommended in Medellin, which has a temperate climate without significant fluctuations in temperature. If you plan to travel to nearby towns at higher elevations, the temperature will be cooler and you will want to dress more warmly. Casual attire is generally acceptable in Medellin. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes when visiting tourist sites. Ties are not compulsory for men at restaurants, while formalwear is appropriate when attending special events.​
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  • ​​Metro

The Medellin Metro is a mass-transit system that crisscrosses the metropolitan area from north to south, from north to northeast, from west to downtown and from west to northwest. One of the first modern mass transit experiences in Colombia, the Medellin Metro is a product of elaborate urban planning by the Antioquia department.

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  • ​Buses  

This is the most popular means of transportation in the city. All of the routes converge on downtown Medellin from various sectors of the metropolitan area and also feed the city's different metro stations. Vehicles are classified as buses, microbuses or executive minibuses.

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  • Taxis  

Taxis are easily distinguishable by their traditional yellow color and are a very popular means of transportation in the city. The fares they charge depend on the distance traveled and the wait time. 

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​Medellin boasts a broad array of cultural activities and facilities, including plays, concerts, cinema, lectures, art exhibits, museums and libraries.


Metropolitan Theater, Pablo Tobón Uribe Theater, Porfirio Barba Jacob Theater, Carlos Vieco Outdoor Theater, Founders of Universidad EAFIT Theater, Universidad de Medellin Theater, among others.


Antioquia Museum, which houses an important collection of works by Colombian Master Fernando Botero, Pedro Nel Gómez House-Museum, Medellin Museum of Modern Art, El Castillo Museum, Miguel Ángel Builes Ethnographic Museum, Universidad de Antioquia Museum, Mother Laura Ethnographic Museum, Banco de la República Philatelic Museum, among others.

Shopping Malls

The most popular are Oviedo, Santafé, El Tesoro, Los Molinos, Premium Plaza, Mayorca, San Diego, Unicentro, Aves Marías and Villanueva. Movie theaters generally are located at the different shopping malls.


Library Spain, Pilot Public Library, Universidad EAFIT's Luis Echavarría Villegas Cultural Center and Library, among others.

Annual Festivals and Events:

  • La Candelaria Bullfighting Fair: February.
  • International Orchid Exposition/Fair and Easter Week: April
  • International Poetry Festival: June
  • Flower Festival: August. Events include: flower bearers (silleteros) parade, trova fair and classic and antique car parade.
  • National Equestrian Fair: August.
  • Antioquia Dances, Myths and Legends Parade: December.​

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Mail can be sent via the state-owned postal service, 4-72, or different private Colombian- and foreign-owned companies. Postal service is generally available at most supermarkets, as well as at travel agencies and some shopping malls where postal delivery firms have set up shop.

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