Guidebook for Medellín

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Guidebook for Medellín

Food Scene

Restaurante Guiro is just one block away and has really good menu of the day options for just 7.500 pesos (about $2.50)
Restaurante Güiro
4310 Cra. 78
Restaurante Guiro is just one block away and has really good menu of the day options for just 7.500 pesos (about $2.50)
The best pizza in all of Medellin. Not the cheapest, but the best. About 50.000 pesos for a two-person pizza.
Pizzas Piccolo
The best pizza in all of Medellin. Not the cheapest, but the best. About 50.000 pesos for a two-person pizza.
Great coffee shop with fast internet, run by expats.
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Café Revolución
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Great coffee shop with fast internet, run by expats.
Another excellent local coffee shop with a great atmosphere. The interior patio is a great place to hang out.
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Café Zeppelin
7612 Tv. 39
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Another excellent local coffee shop with a great atmosphere. The interior patio is a great place to hang out.
A popular and somewhat pricey chain restaurant with probably the best hamburgers in town!
Hamburguesas El Corral - Laureles
749 Tv. 39b
A popular and somewhat pricey chain restaurant with probably the best hamburgers in town!
A delicious restaurants that serves up loads of sweet and savory crêpes and waffles. A local institution.
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Crepes & Waffles
Laureles Transversal 39B
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A delicious restaurants that serves up loads of sweet and savory crêpes and waffles. A local institution.
Another excellent choice for menu of the day lunches, which costs around 8.500 pesos.
Restaurante Blasu
Another excellent choice for menu of the day lunches, which costs around 8.500 pesos.
Amazingly good traditional food. Go here if you want to try the infamous Bandeja Paisa or a really good chicharron!
Restaurante Donde Darío Como en Casa Kr76
33a23 Cra. 76
Amazingly good traditional food. Go here if you want to try the infamous Bandeja Paisa or a really good chicharron!
Fast food, chicken, try the Frisnack for a clever and portable meal on the go.
Frisby
7540 Transversal 39B
Fast food, chicken, try the Frisnack for a clever and portable meal on the go.
Another popular cafe and excellent coworking space. A 15 minute walk away, or a short bus ride.
Café Ondas
4552 Cra. 81
Another popular cafe and excellent coworking space. A 15 minute walk away, or a short bus ride.
Good Tex-Mex food, if that's your thing.
Ay Caramba
74B-17 Cl. 40
Good Tex-Mex food, if that's your thing.
If Colombian food leaves you missing salad and vegetables, this is the place to go.
Mezzaluna
39b-93 Circular 74B 39B
If Colombian food leaves you missing salad and vegetables, this is the place to go.
Yet another great coffee shop in the neighborhood.
Vallejo Coffee Shop
39B-126 Carrera 74B
Yet another great coffee shop in the neighborhood.
Great little Italian restaurant with authentic food and nice atmosphere.
Pomodoro
Great little Italian restaurant with authentic food and nice atmosphere.
Delicious vegetarian restaurant with menu of the day. Very healthy and offers different fixed menus for a moderate price.
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Saludpan
6978 Cq. 4
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Delicious vegetarian restaurant with menu of the day. Very healthy and offers different fixed menus for a moderate price.

Essentials

Exito is a chain of grocery stores, but this one also sells electronics, household goods, etc. Kind of like Wal-Mart. Access to ATMs of many banks as well.
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Éxito Laureles
37-100 Cra. 81
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Exito is a chain of grocery stores, but this one also sells electronics, household goods, etc. Kind of like Wal-Mart. Access to ATMs of many banks as well.
Another popular grocery store in the area.
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Carulla Laureles
22 Circular 73B 38
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Another popular grocery store in the area.
Health food store which sells all sorts of things that aren't too common in Colombia from quinoa, coconut oil, and much more. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options.
Healthy Vita Integral Market
7740 Tv. 39b
Health food store which sells all sorts of things that aren't too common in Colombia from quinoa, coconut oil, and much more. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options.
One of the many little tiendas to buy snacks and basic food items. They have big screen TVs and many locals gather here at night to watch soccer games and drink beers.
Salsamentaria La Esquina del Sabor
422 Cra. 77
One of the many little tiendas to buy snacks and basic food items. They have big screen TVs and many locals gather here at night to watch soccer games and drink beers.

Everything Else

The closest metro station is about 15 minutes away on foot, or there is an Integrado bus from Nutibara that will take you to Santa Lucia for 2.350 pesos (less than $1) including your metro ticket.
Floresta
The closest metro station is about 15 minutes away on foot, or there is an Integrado bus from Nutibara that will take you to Santa Lucia for 2.350 pesos (less than $1) including your metro ticket.
Go see a soccer game with one of the local teams Atletico Nacional or Independiente Medellin.
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Atanasio Girardot Stadium
70-10 Carrera 43
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Go see a soccer game with one of the local teams Atletico Nacional or Independiente Medellin.
Relax and get some exercise at Flying Tree Yoga.
Flying Tree Yoga
7185 Tv. 39a
Relax and get some exercise at Flying Tree Yoga.
The heart of the center and site of numerous Botero Statues as well as the Museum which houses a great selection of art.
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Ayenda 1235 Botero
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The heart of the center and site of numerous Botero Statues as well as the Museum which houses a great selection of art.
Another institution in Medellin, serving up the most delicious sweets in town. Go for the chocolate cake and a black coffee, you won't regret it.
Pastry Astor
Another institution in Medellin, serving up the most delicious sweets in town. Go for the chocolate cake and a black coffee, you won't regret it.
Be sure to try a bunuelo, a little fried dough ball, that is quite tasty!
Mi Buñuelo
Be sure to try a bunuelo, a little fried dough ball, that is quite tasty!
A traditional Colombian market selling all manner of food and other things. There is another Exito located here as well.
Plaza La América
A traditional Colombian market selling all manner of food and other things. There is another Exito located here as well.
Parque Lleras in the heart of Poblado is the biggest nightlife area and the most upscale part of town. Great place to check out on the weekends.
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Parque Lleras
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Parque Lleras in the heart of Poblado is the biggest nightlife area and the most upscale part of town. Great place to check out on the weekends.
BBVA and Bancolombia ATMs located just one block from the house. If you prefer, you can also find ATMs in most nearby supermarkets.
Bbva
BBVA and Bancolombia ATMs located just one block from the house. If you prefer, you can also find ATMs in most nearby supermarkets.
A major thoroughfare with tons of bus routes that go to El Centro, Poblado, and other parts of town. Just two blocks away.
Coordinadora
77-75 Cl 44A
A major thoroughfare with tons of bus routes that go to El Centro, Poblado, and other parts of town. Just two blocks away.

Drinks & Nightlife

One of the most well known salsa clubs in the city. A really lively place on the weekends!
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Son Havana Bar
44 - 56 Carrera 73
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One of the most well known salsa clubs in the city. A really lively place on the weekends!
All along 70 between the university (UPB) and the metro station you will find a huge amount of nightlife. More of a locals scene compared to Poblado.
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El Tíbiri
703 Cl. 44b
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All along 70 between the university (UPB) and the metro station you will find a huge amount of nightlife. More of a locals scene compared to Poblado.
All along Avenida 33 near the university (UPB) there are tons of bars and nightlife from bigger clubs, to local rock and live music. Great area!
Discoteca Imperium
80b2 Av. 33
All along Avenida 33 near the university (UPB) there are tons of bars and nightlife from bigger clubs, to local rock and live music. Great area!
A microbrewery with the best beers in Medellin. They are usually only open Thursday and Friday, often with live music. About 25.000 pesos, which includes five beers.
3 Cordilleras
44176 Cl. 30
A microbrewery with the best beers in Medellin. They are usually only open Thursday and Friday, often with live music. About 25.000 pesos, which includes five beers.

Shopping

A medium sized shopping mall adjacent to Exito.
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Viva Laureles
3732 Cra. 81
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A medium sized shopping mall adjacent to Exito.
Los Molinos is the closest major & modern shopping mall, they've got tons of stores and a movie theater. A direct bus ride away.
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Centro Comercial Los Molinos
30a
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Los Molinos is the closest major & modern shopping mall, they've got tons of stores and a movie theater. A direct bus ride away.
The closest big mall. It's a little old and not the most impressive, but they do have cheap stuff as well as a movie theater.
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Unicentro
34A - 76 Cra. 66B
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The closest big mall. It's a little old and not the most impressive, but they do have cheap stuff as well as a movie theater.

Sightseeing

Pueblito Paisa or Cerro Nutibara is a great (free) attraction that offers an incredible view of the city. Go at sunset and stick around to see the city at night as well.
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Nutibara Hill
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Pueblito Paisa or Cerro Nutibara is a great (free) attraction that offers an incredible view of the city. Go at sunset and stick around to see the city at night as well.
An excellent attraction located beside the University of Antioquia. Go walk through the gardens and watch the iguanas and birds. Very peaceful.
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Joaquín Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden
51d14 Cl. 73
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An excellent attraction located beside the University of Antioquia. Go walk through the gardens and watch the iguanas and birds. Very peaceful.
An amazing castle on top of the hill... Great view of the city and tranquil gardens. Keep an eye out for the Scarlet Macaws.
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Castle Museum
32-269 Calle 9S
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An amazing castle on top of the hill... Great view of the city and tranquil gardens. Keep an eye out for the Scarlet Macaws.