Medellin, the second largest city in Columbia, is the capital of the
department of Antiquia. The city is in the Aburra Valley, which is a
dominant part of the Andes Mountains in South America. The skyline of the
city extends to great elevations setting soaring apartments and office
buildings against a background of jagged peaks in all directions. The
delightful weather of Medellin offers city its nickname of 'the City of
Eternal Spring'. Some of the major tourist attractions in the city
encompass plazas, parks, gardens, and much more.
Things to do in Medellin
Plaza Botero, home to 23 of Fernando Botero’s attention-grabbing
sculptures, can be reached via the Parque Berrio metro station. Explorers
should make certain to step inside the Museo de Antioquia facing the plaza.
The admission in this museum is free and visitors can see paintings by
Botero as well as other distinguished Latin artists.
Parque Berrio, situated across the street from Plaza Botero, is a small
park always teeming with local street performers performing traditional
Colombian music and quite a plethora of juice vendors.
Easily reachable from the Universidad metro station, Jardin Botanico is
city’s botanical garden that organizes a plethora of events, concerts, and
festivals all-round the year. Explorers can go here to relish a break from
the hustle-bustle of the city.
Best Time to Visit Medellin
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from New York City to Medellin
is from June to August. During these months, the climate of the city
remains comforting and pleasant enough for sightseeing. If booking for the
peak season, it is advisable to book Medellin flights well in advance to
avoid paying higher prices at the last minute.