Is it safe to go to Comuna 13?
Once one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Medellín, the Comuna 13, which clings to the mountainside above the San Javier metro station, has undergone an impressive transformation in recent times and is now considered safe to visit.
Can you go to Comuna 13 alone?
You can visit Comuna 13 alone. There are no barriers or people stopping you and you’d probably be safe as well, at least during the day.
What happened Comuna 13?
Through 2002, Comuna 13 registered 450 illegal detentions, 75 casualties out of combat, nearly 100 disappeared and more than 2,000 displaced residents. During the following years Comuna 13 lived in relative peace since there were not any official paramilitaries or guerrillas.
Why is Comuna 13 popular?
Many people view Comuna 13 as a symbol of Medellin’s (and indeed Colombia’s) social transformation. It’s one of the most vibrant and intriguing places we visited in Medellin and a must-see, even if you only have a couple of days in the city.
Is Medellin safe at night?
While the area is generally safe by day, at night much of it is a haven of street crime, and wandering around El Centro at night is not a good idea if you want to stay safe in Medellin.
Is Bogota or Medellin better?
Medellin is the undisputed winner in this area. The city is renowned for its ‘perfect weather’. Medellin boasts spring-like weather all year round and provides a pleasant experience to the visitors. Bogota, on the other hand, is colder than its Colombian counterpart, as it is located in a high altitude region.
Do I need a tour for Comuna 13?
How to get to Comuna 13 on a guided Tour. Taking a guided tour to Comuna 13 is the easiest way to visit Comuna 13. You’ll either be met in Poblado, Laureles or at the exit of the San Javier Metro station. Our guide to the Medellin metro makes it REALLY easy to navigate Medellin’s fabulous metro system.
What is a Comuna in Colombia?
Comuna 13 Medellin is an over-populated and low socio-economic zone that crawls up along the west hills of the city with thousands of brick and cement homes stacked close to one another. It was a pivotal center for paramilitary, guerrilla, and gang activity.
Where is Comuna?
Welcome to La Comuna. Nestled in a quiet street in the heart of Barri Vell or Old Town, Girona, La Comuna Residence sit at the intersection of old and new. Inspired by our Catalan surroundings, we curated each room with local charm in every detail.
Do they speak English in Medellin?
The other major cities, particularly Bogotá and Medellín, aren´t too slack when it comes to speaking English. Luckily enough, the glitzier, partayier areas of Colombia´s two largest cities also happen to speak the most English.
Is Medellín a safe place to live?
Living in Colombia is safer than in many other countries around the world. As a matter of fact, Bogotá and Medellín, the two largest cities in the country, rank safer than quite a few U.S. cities according to the 2018 Numbeo Crime Index. Like any country around the world, there is crime.