This tour goes above and beyond a standard Pablo Escobar-centric tour and is unique to Colombia Travel Operator. Our primary focus with this tour is to understand how Medellín became the most dangerous city in the world and how, decades later, it is one of the most innovative cities around the globe. We will take you back in time to late century Medellín when it all began and work our way to the present day.
Mónaco Building, famously known as Escobar’s long-time home, is our first stop on the tour. The structure will stand tall until early 2019 when it will be razed to the ground to make way for a memorial park honoring those that lost their lives to the drug war in Colombia. We’ll proceed to see a cave with a statue of the Virgin Mary, a symbol that Escobar and his men prayed to for guidance and protection before many of their missions. Exploring Comuna 13 is one of the most pertinent aspects of this tour. This neighborhood was once frightening — residents were at great risk even stepping outside their front door. Things have come a long way since then; this part of town was saved by community effort and a dose of creativity and is now safe and a joy to visit.
This tour is about much more than Escoba – it is about Colombia!
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