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MEDELLÍN - CASA DE LA MEMORIA & "LA SIERRA" SOCIAL & URBAN CHANGES

Medellín

Duration: 4 hours

Back in the early 1990s Medellín was considered the most dangerous city in the world, but in 2002 Medellín began to change. Nevertheless, this unique transformation is an ongoing process of social and urban change. The museum “Casa de la Memoria” is an investigation centre of the urban conflict of the last decades and offers exclusive insights into this controversial part of the city’s history. Unlike other memory museums in the world, concerned with finding ways to heal the relationship of a country about its past (war or dictatorship), the “Casa de la Memoria” is concerned with the memory of a conflict still alive. It is nowadays a place of hope and a landmark of social transformation in Medellín.

Afterwards take the new cable car up to “La Sierra”, a neighbourhood almost exclusively known for gang violence just a few years ago. Key to the city’s progress have been a number of urban planning and public transport initiatives combined with social transformation projects. These projects aim to reduce crime and fight poverty by reconnecting the city’s poorest neighbourhoods with the city centre. Furthermore, the creation of public parks and libraries aim to improve education and local recreation.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the museum “Casa de la Memoria” **
  • Get to know more about the conflictive history of Medellín during the last decades.
  • Take the newest cable car up the marginal neighbourhoods of “La Sierra”
  • Learn more about the ambitious urban planning that transforms the city of Medellín.

* Can be subject to change

** Casa de la Memoria is closed on Mondays

Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Bilingual attendance
  • Pick up service at your hotel & private transport*
  • Visit of the “Casa de la Memoria”
  • Cable Car ride to “La Sierra”
  • Water & snack
  • Taxes
  • * Only if booking with private transport (TP

Not included:

• Activities or expenses not specified in the plan.

Price

Price in dollars "USD". The price may vary depending on the number of people.

Todo el día
$55

Price for private groups from 4 people, the price depends on the number of people and is subject to change

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