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Medellin Travel Guide #2020

Medellin Travel Guide Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia It has over million people and is the capital of the department of Antioquia It s set in a valley running south to north and just a one hour flight fr

  • Title: Medellin Travel Guide
  • Author: Jacob Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781537303963
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Medellin Travel Guide By Jacob Campbell, Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia It has over 2 million people and is the capital of the department of Antioquia It s set in a valley running south to north and just a one hour flight from Bogota Let s just get it out of the way up front throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Medellin was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world for its size, andMedellin is the second largest city in Colombia It has over 2 million people and is the capital of the department of Antioquia It s set in a valley running south to north and just a one hour flight from Bogota Let s just get it out of the way up front throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Medellin was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world for its size, and had a highly disproportional homicide and kidnapping rate It was the home of the drug lord Pablo Escobar and the so called Medellin Cartel, who virtually took over the city during that time Since his demise in the mid 1990s, the cartel was disbanded and the city rebounded tremendously In 1991 there were 6,500 murders in the city, by 2009 the murder rate decreased to 2,900 It s safe to say that the city is better off today than 20 years ago Paisas, the residents of this region, are proud of their city s progress, and are ready to move forward with vigor Medellin is a vast city built north to south in the Aburra valley and surrounded on either side by majestic mountain ranges The wealthier classes live in the well protected hillside neighborhood of El Poblado, and the traditional suburban neighborhoods, Laureles and Envigado This is far removed from the action and commotion which are found in the city s center There are the busy markets and a thriving street life that make up much of the city s charm The city is home to a half dozen universities, accounting for a vibrant cultural and nightlife scene fueled by thousands of young adults from all over the country Medellin is also Colombia s largest industrial center, and home to factories making everything from designer clothing to Toyota SUVs The city s northern hills are flooded with rural refugees from the ongoing civil war and their ingenuity in making a living is impressive People sell anything from crayons to guinea pigs to garden earth in the bars in order to make a living As a relatively new city, the architecture has a decidedly modernist appeal, which goes hand in hand with the progressiveness of its residents Medellin also has the first and only Metro system in Colombia For international travelers, Medellin is perhaps most famous for the Botero Museum, whose namesake is arguably the most famous modern artist alive today It is also known for its perfect climate with its nickname city of the eternal spring The weather in Medellin is quite mild it well deserves its common motto of City of eternal spring Average daily temperatures are 22 C 71 F , range from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius 60 85 F Humidity is comfortable in the 50% 70% range Due to its proximity with the equator there is little variation with the seasons.

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