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Medellin, the second largest city in Columbia and the capital of the
department of Antiquia, is in the Aburra Valley, which is a central part of
the Andes Mountains in South America. City’s skyline reaches to great
heights setting towering apartments and office buildings against a
background of jagged peaks in all directions. The agreeable climate of
Medellin offers city its nickname of 'the City of Eternal Spring'. Major
tourist attractions in the city include plazas, parks, gardens, and much
Plaza Botero, housing around 23 of Fernando Botero’s larger-than-life
sculptures, can be reached via the Parque Berrio metro station. Visitors
should make sure to step inside the Museo de Antioquia facing the plaza.
The entry in this museum is free and guests can see paintings by Botero as
well as other famed Latin artists.
Parque Berrio, located across the street from Plaza Botero, is a small park
always filled with local street performers playing traditional Colombian
music and several juice vendors. This place is excellent to visit with
Jardin Botanico, easily reachable from the Universidad metro station, is
city’s botanical gardens hosting a plethora of events, concerts, and
festivals throughout the year. Tourists will, find it an escape from the
chaos of the city.
Best Time to Visit Medellin
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from Newark to Medellin is from
June to August. During these months, the weather of the city remains
soothing and pleasant enough for sightseeing and thus is an apt time to
book Medellin flights.