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Explore the bohemian scene of Medellín

Medellín, Colombia

Experience hosted by Andrés

3 hours
Includes drinks, tickets
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Once the most important part of the city, the center has now been transformed by different dynamics leading people from Medellín to avoid this place. But you will see that the true culture of our city is right here. If you look closer you will see that the center is home to the majority of artists and cultural managers and that if you really want to find out who we are this is the most authentic location.

On this experience, we will explore the places where the culture of the city flourishes. Walking through the center we will see how there are different projects trying to bring people back to this area and to promote art as an essential aspect of social development. They do this through constant activities like concerts, galleries, talks, workshops and more!

I want to show you these projects and places that many visitors don't see when they come to Medellín and that are transforming our environment.
Other things to note
Some of these cultural houses have different events every day so every tour is unique! Don't be afraid to go to the center by night. I know well the area and we'll walk through safe parts of it.
Once the most important part of the city, the center has now been transformed by different dynamics leading people from Medellín to avoid this place. But you will see that the true culture of our city is right here. If you look closer you will see that the center is home to the majority of artists and cultural managers and that if you really want to find out who we are this is the most authentic location.

On this experience, we will e…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    2 beers!
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to La Pascasia (10.000-20.000 COP)
From $51
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Andrés

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Around two years ago I started to visit more often the city center, I wanted to discover this place that many people in my city rejected for various reasons. When I started to explore it I was amazed by how much culture there is around, the large number of artists that work in the area and the great cultural projects there are. Since then I visit this area a lot, I love how authentic it is and how much it represents our origins. I have also been working as a tour guide for over a year now and I'm starting my own company. I have assisted to 3 bootcamps to learn how to develop experiences.

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Around two years ago I started to visit more often the city center, I wanted to discover this place that many people in my city rejected for various reasons. When I started to explore it I was amazed by how much culture there is around, the large number of artists that work in the area and the great cultural projects there are. Since then I visit this area a lot, I love how authentic it is and how much it represents our origins. I have also been working as a tour guide for over a year now and I'…
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Where you'll be

1: a bar with more than 60 years that takes you to the 50's, has a large photo gallery of the old Medellín.

2: in the 80's and 90's there were around 100 tango bars, only a few like this one survived.

3: this 120 years old house brings space to art, literature. Is also the home to one of the most revolutionary music record in town.
Ali
February 2020
Wow, what an experience! We started off with a drink from a rooftop bar in the town center (not part of the original itinerary but we all chose to do this) with a great view of the city and allowing the group to get a chance to get acquainted better with each other. Then we embarked on our journey of exploring the Centro neighborhood, hanging out at the square where Bohemians, artists, and people from all walks of life were congregated and simply having fun! Then we went went to a gallery/bar watching live rap performance and meeting Andre's friends. All the places where Andre took us felt very safe and was exciting at the same time - so much so that even after the official tour ended at 11 pm we didn't leave the area until 2 am! If you want to get a real flavor of a part of the city and the people you would normally not get to know as a visitor I would recommend going on this experience and finding out another reason that makes this city so special. In my week long stay in Medellin this was clearly the highlight of my trip!
Wow, what an experience! We started off with a drink from a rooftop bar in the town center (not part of the original itinerary but we all chose to do this) with a great view of the…
Albert
February 2020
Last night was a blast with Andres! Really feel like I've seen some bits of the real Medellín! Andres makes you feel at home instantly and has a passion for what he does, which makes the hours fly by. I would for sure recommend this tour to anyone looking to find a connection with the real bohemian Medellín!
Last night was a blast with Andres! Really feel like I've seen some bits of the real Medellín! Andres makes you feel at home instantly and has a passion for what he does, which mak…
Lisa
December 2019
I LOVED this experience. It was an incredible way to explore the true local culture of Medellin and I went to places in ways that I wouldn't have experienced the same way on my own. Andres is a delight. Extremely passionate, knowledgeable about the history and culture of his city, and innately curious that it was a two way dialog. This is no traditional 'tour guide' experience. I left feeling that I had just gone out with a friend that night. I especially appreciate how safe I felt as a solo traveler to be able to visit a diverse mix of local hang outs. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
I LOVED this experience. It was an incredible way to explore the true local culture of Medellin and I went to places in ways that I wouldn't have experienced the same way on my ow…
Isaac
November 2019
El tour es interesante. Se va a un par de lugares clásicos, como detenidos en el tiempo, y a un centro cultural mucho más hipsterón y urbano, juvenil. No hubiera podido acceder a estos lugares por mi cuenta, pero, además de ello, la información que Andrés aportaba sobre cada lugar lo hacía más disfrutable. Una buena experiencia.
El tour es interesante. Se va a un par de lugares clásicos, como detenidos en el tiempo, y a un centro cultural mucho más hipsterón y urbano, juvenil. No hubiera podido acceder a…
Ana
November 2019
Good experience. I was’t what I expected. This is not a common bars tour, but good enough and nice places at the end
Julian
November 2019
La experiencia fue grandiosa, el host enviado realmente tenía interés en conectarnos con la temática del tour, por tanto no solo nos mostró los sitios que hacían parte de la visita, sino que también se preocupó por integrarnos, por mostrarnos su opinión, su experiencia y su amor por los sitios visitados y por la ciudad de Medellín.
La experiencia fue grandiosa, el host enviado realmente tenía interés en conectarnos con la temática del tour, por tanto no solo nos mostró los sitios que hacían parte de la visita…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.