In the streets of Medellin
Trip Start Jul 01, 2011
186Trip End Jul 21, 2012
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Where I stayed
The Apartment Medellin (www.theapartmentmedellin.com)
A security guard standing in front of a large bank-like building gives us directions to the place we were most interested in: Plaza Botero, next to the Palace of Culture. The square offers a large open space and is filled with statues of the famous artist. Although I must admit I never was a fan of Botero's paintings, I do like his sculptures and the playfulness with which he explores and exaggerates curves and volumes. Exhausted, we decide to take a break from the crowds and find refuge in an indoor shopping mall courtyard where we grab a lunch in relative peace.
We then decide that we've had enough excitement and crowds so we take a taxi back to El Poblado, where we explore the neighborhood's two highlights: Parque Poblado and Parque Llera. Compared to the Centro, El Poblado is an oasis of calm and nature.