10 Things To Do in Medellin in 2020
[et_social_follow icon_style=”simple” icon_shape=”rectangle” icons_location=”top” col_number=”4″ counts=”true” counts_num=”0″ total=”true” spacing=”true” outer_color=”light” network_names=”true”]
Looking for a place to travel this Christmas that rekindles your love of the holidays? Looking for an exotic place to travel to get away from the cold temperatures, but not the warm season’s greetings?
Check out these ten awesome reasons that make Medellin, Colombia a perfect holiday spot!
Why You Should Visit Medellin During the Holidays
1- Medellin – the City of Eternal Spring.
Medellin is known as the City of Eternal Spring. The year-round pleasant spring climate is perfect for escaping the frigid North American winters!
2- Medellin’s Festival de las Luces (Festival of Lights)
Medellin’s Festival de las Luces (Festival of Lights) should be on your bucket list! For 40 days, this city positively glows with over 31 million LED lights, nearly 950 Kilometers of lighted ropes, and 42,000 figures designed new every year to fit the annual theme.
3 – Medellin: One of the Most Illuminated Cities in the World
Medellin is also the only city in South America that is part of the assembly of illuminated cities of the world. Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) is an international network created to bring cities and innovative lighting professionals together to encourage sustainable urban, social, and economic development.
Visit between November 30th and January 9th to witness this height of modern technology and energy innovation, and to rekindle that childlike twinkle in your eye when the magic of the holidays sweeps you up!
However, to go up into the towers, a ticket is required. It goes without saying (though, I guess I am saying it) that Notre Dame is a must when planning the perfect Paris Itinerary.
4- MEDELLIN Has Stunning Landscape
The city provides guided tours of the highlights, or you can explore on your own, like a weekend in Nashville! Walk among the stars, or retreat to a lofty perch to reveal the full magnitude of this wondrous event. Medellin sits nestled in the Aburra Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains.
Climb or take a taxi to the top of Cerro Nutibara, an 80m-tall hill 1.5 miles southwest of the city center. You’ll have the city below laid at your feet!
Spend the afternoon exploring the Pueblito Paisa, a miniature version of a typical Antioquian township, and the Museo de Antioquia which celebrates the history of Antioquia and its capital, Medellin.
Then enjoy a beautiful sunset from your peaceful perch and watch as the city below slowly lights up as if by the wave of a magic wand.
5- Visit to Eat Everything!
Food, glorious food! The regional cuisine of the Antioquia State is nowhere more perfectly represented than in its capital. Enjoy the region’s most popular dish, the bandeja paisa, which translates to paisa tray.
Served on a slab of wood, this recipe includes beans, rice, pork, chorizo, a fried egg, twice fried plantain slices, salad, and avocado.
6- To Try the Local Arepas
Arepas, the typical accompaniment to every meal, are corn flour patties that can be topped or stuffed with anything from meat and cheese to avocado and salad, or split in two for sandwiches.
7- Colombian Christmas is Awesome
Afraid you’ll miss your traditional pumpkin pie and egg nog? Not a chance! Walk the twinkling streets and stop by your neighbor’s street fire for some natilla, one of the best known Colombian Christmas traditions. They have traditions that rival the top christmassy towns in USA..
Resembling flan, it is made with milk, blocks of brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and flour, optional grated coconut or raisins, and topped with powdered cinnamon.
Accompany it with other traditional holiday dishes like bunuelos, made by forming small curd white cheese into dough balls and frying them, and hojuelas, meaning “flakes,” which are strips of batter-fried in vegetable oil.
8- The Columbia Coffee. Need I say More?
Of course, you can’t visit Colombia without drinking copious amounts of Colombian coffee. Some of the world’s highest quality coffee is harvested and manufactured here.
Travel tip: black coffee is called “Tinto”!
9 – Chug Christmas drink: Mazamorra
Not a coffee drinker? Try Medellin’s most popular Christmas drink: Mazamorra, a traditional drink also known as Peto. This drink/food is made by soaking maize grains in water and soda lye and cooked until they are soft.
10- Medellin is full of Culture
Finally, the culture. Medellin has beautiful parks, fantastic festivals, and friendly locals. It is a place that will captivate and win over your heart. But don’t take my word for it. Head to Medellin and discover Colombia for yourself.
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
3 thoughts on “10 Things To Do in Medellin in 2020”
Great, that palce is looking so beautiful and it have so many good things to enjoy. Food is one of the best thing of that palce and so stunning photos you shared.
Great find! Night lights are so enchanting and the place is charming.
I agree! Thanks for the comment.