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Home of the drug lord, Pablo Escobar, and the so-called Medellín Cartel, Medellin packs a wallop of a city twice its size. It is the second largest city in Colombia and was given the Innovative City of the Year award by the Wall Street Journal. The city is nicknamed as the City of Eternal Spring due to its pleasant climate and moderate temperature.

Medellin is a beautiful city situated in the narrow valleys with its skyline including high-rise apartment and office buildings reaching the heaven. There is Pueblito Paisa, a rebuilding of a typical but tiny Antioquia village and on top is El Cerro Nutibara offering a pleasant view of the city. There are many things to do in Medellin. Take a ride in the Metrocables, stroll along lively Carabobo Street and witness the beautiful Plaza Botero. Museo de Antioquia, Casa Museo Fernando González and Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM) are few of the many museums in Medellin. This destination is also known for its natural flora - Plaza Botero and Jardín Botánico are a must-visit. Basílica de la Candelaria and La Veracruz are few of the many religious places to visit in Medellin.

There are also many fun activities to do in Medellin. Attend a concert in Plaza de Toros, a former bullfighting ring or take a historical tour of the life of Pablo Escobar, take a coffee tasting tour, or just soak in the natural beauty and lovely colored houses of Guatape.

Pick out those dancing shoes and head to Parque Lleras to enjoy Medellin's exciting nightlife. Visit Eslabón Prendido for an authentic Colombian dancing experience. This nightclub is a paradise for Salsa lovers.

Binge shop at Santa Fe Shopping Centre where you can find big brands such as Zara and a wide range of Colombian chains and high-end smaller boutiques. Before you leave this beautiful city, try Bandeja Paisa, deemed to be the national dish of Colombia.