Once one of the most dangerous places on earth and once the home of the notorious drug baron Pablo Escobar, Medellin now looks a totally different place.
After his death the city has become a modern and prosperous city. Boasting a huge increase in security and a really healthy tourism market and some fantastic hotels
Medellin is using it’s bad past for some good things, with tours of the city explaining it’s dark history to foreigners and Colombian tourists. Everyone wants to learn the story of Pablo and his influence in this region and this tour gives you that opportunity
The tour starts at the graveyard where Pablo is buried with family members and his close Body guard who was with him until the end.
After this you can take in the views as to why the second biggest City in the country has become of economic importance to Colombia. Employing 10′s of thousands of workers to help the city become a world center for fashion and specializing in lingerie.
The tour of the city gives you a real understanding of what Colombia use to be like and what it is like today, covering items likes the school Pablo went to, the house he lived in and where the worlds most wanted man was finally shot.
A quote from the tour designer , Andres Pudlain
“But the good thing is how this city came through all this madness, and you come here today and you are not going to believe how modern and prosperous Medellin is.”
So if you have a chance to visit Colombia make sure Medellin is on the list.