Moto Ride Tours
476,000 COP – 680,000 COP
- The Vibe: Sporty
- What to Try: The ride-along city tour. If you don’t know how to drive a motorcycle, you can ride on one as a passenger while you check out the city.
- Pro Tips: You can take these tours out to Guatape and Parque Arvi, but they take a long time and the long ride can get uncomfortable. We recommend sticking to city tours or 24-hour rentals!
Parches En Medellin
FREE – 250,000 COP
- The Vibe: Relaxed
- What to Try: The Comuna 13 tour. It includes artisanal ice cream, a coffee tasting, a hip-hop lesson, and entrance to art galleries.
- Pro Tips: All their tours are in both English and Spanish, and the majority use public transportation to get around. The metro fare isn’t included, so bring a few pesos extra.
Capture Colombia Tours
FREE – 260,000 COP
- The Vibe: Adventurous
- What to Try: The coffee tour, which takes you out to a traditional finca. You’ll get to walk through the coffee farm, sample different coffees, and learn about the growing process.
- Pro Tips: Skip the free walking tour. You won’t see much and you’re expected to pay quite a bit in tips and metro fees.
Mundo Arte Gallery
FREE – 3,000,000 COP
- The Vibe: Modern
- What to Try: A small gallery focused on paintings and digital art.
- Pro Tips: They prefer if you don’t take photos. However, they have some gorgeous pamphlets for sale that are full of the gallery’s work.
Galería Carlos Orozco
FREE – 3,500,000 COP
- The Vibe: Modern
- What to Try: Quite a small gallery that is most focused on sculpture.
- Pro Tips: You’re not allowed to take photos indoors, but it’s still a great place to check out some beautiful art.
Milnueve32 Tienda de Arte Cafe Galeria
FREE – 1,200,000 COP
- The Vibe: Eclectic
- What to Try: A quirky art gallery that’s full of vinyls, books, and tons of great art. Everything in the shop is for sale!
- Pro Tips: The shop sells coffee and great wine. It’s a lovely place to sit and chat for a few hours.
Academia de Baile El Candombe
25,000 COP – 70,000 COP
- The Vibe: Historic
- What to Try: This dance school focuses almost exclusively on tango lessons. You can take group or private classes.
- Pro Tips: They host shows and tango events about once a month, so be sure to see what’s on while you’re in the area!
200,000 COP – 2,000,000 COP
- The Vibe: Hippie
- What to Try: A tattoo parlor with a biological twist, this group is located in an ecological park right next to one of our favorite Asian restaurants!
- Pro Tips: You can make an appointment but they’re more than happy to take walk-ins!
Blink Spanish Immersion School & Hostel
779,000 COP – 1,149,000 COP
- The Vibe: Fun-loving
- What to Try: This Spanish-language school offers weekly packages of 2-10 hours of private lessons and 20 hours of group classes. Or, you can choose weekly private classes only.
- Pro Tips: The school is connected to a dance school that teaches salsa three times a week. They also run regular activities and excursions for their students.
OLSA Spanish English School
925,000 COP – 2,600,000 COP
- The Vibe: Professional
- What to Try: A well-established Spanish and English language school. They offer both private classes and conversation groups.
- Pro Tips: If you want to stay longer, they offer 6 to 12-month Spanish programs in private, group, or partner settings. These count for a Colombian visa.
Elefun Spanish School
300,000 COP – 1,000,000 COP
- The Vibe: Laid-back
- What to Try: This Spanish school offers excellent Spanish classes as well as organized group activities and tours.
- Pro Tips: They have free trial periods and regular discounts, so be sure to ask what deals they have going!
Iglesia de San Jose
- What to Try: There are services almost every day, as well as services on special holidays and feast days.
- Pro Tips: There’s a café run by the church in the inner courtyard. It’s a nice place to meet new people after the service.
Diamond Way Buddhist Center
- What to Try: This is the only Diamond Way Buddhist center in Medellin. They help out with public projects and city improvements.
- Pro Tips: The center is on the 2nd floor of Almonte and hosts two weekly meditation sessions, a weekly Buddhist seminar, and a weekly Ngöndro practice.
Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witness
- What to Try: They offer regular meetings twice a week as well as bible studies. On days when there are no meetings, the hall is closed.
- Pro Tips: They have an English congregation that meets in the evenings twice a week!