13 Comuna 13, Fun, Culinary experience, Urban miracle, Art


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How a war scene it is reinvented and become a tourist attraction?Only tour led by a professor and historian, who will tell you how this transformation was successful and enjoy the best street food,

Highlights

  • Visit to commune 13 included
  • The ideal place to taste the best street food in Colombia
  • small group
  • Urban art

Description

The people who exchanged the pain of war for the joy of reconciliation. Comuna 13 is the most successful laboratory of social transformation in the world, going from being the most dangerous neighborhood in Colombia and the scene of urban war to one of its best tourist attractions. Today it is the ideal place to taste the best street food, bars with viewpoints that defy the void, special coffees, national liquors and even art galleries ,visiting commune 13 is the best recreational experience that you can find in Medellin. Due to the inability of the state to defend all citizens in various parts of the country, counterrevolutionary armies were created, which used the same dirty war techniques as the communists, they were called united self-defense forces. The farmers found themselves in the middle of a fight that did not belong to them and it was common for both, the communists and the counterrevolutionaries, accuse the poor people of helping the opposing side. Peasant families fled in masse to the big cities, seeking safety and appropriating land in the hills that no one wanted. At the beginning of the new millennium, the war in the fields moved to the cities, commune 13 was a strategic site for the communists due to the ease of moving between the countryside and the city, two armed groups took control of this area to the point of impose your own law. In 2002, the Colombian army and police made more than twelve attempts to regain control of the area, beginning with Operation Mariscal in February and ending with Operation Orion on October 16 and 17. By booking with us we offer you the opportunity to visit the museum, managed by Pablo's family for a cost of only sixty thousand pesos with guides who lived those difficult times firsthand.

Includes

Visit to commune 13 Learn how art became an expression of popular memory Get to know one of the coolest places to have fun or buy beautiful handmade souvenirs. Enjoy the best view of the city Learn how escalators improved the quality of life of its inhabitantslearn the fascinating story of what happened there

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