Plaza Mayor, Medellin

4.5
Plaza Mayor features open spaces, wide stairways, and green islets of lush vegetation in front of the international convention and exhibition center. Located in the heart of Medellin, the venue hosts the country's major events, such as the annual fashion trade show. No matter what's on, take some time to explore the area, and look for the huge mural celebrating life, which covers a long, wide stairway. Every once in a while a market of local handicrafts offers all sorts of goods, from cooking utensils, bags, and hats to paintings and hammocks. If visiting during Christmas season, you'll see the center lit up with seasonal decorations typical of Medellin. Take a look at our Medellin online route planner to schedule your visit to Plaza Mayor and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Plaza Mayor is a big modern square, rather sketchy culturally, but very interesting from the point of view of technology and urban furniture. Home of the most innovative buildings of Colombia and Agrofuturo trade fair site, which I have visited and appreciated for technology pesente both inside and outside.
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  • September 16, 2017
    The Plaza mayor is a very nice place, you can find many shopping centers and places suitable for recreation of older children also, you can find good food around and very close to the Park of delcalzos feet a good place.
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  • September 11, 2017
    Ideal for a pleasant stay. It has restaurants and recreational areas for the family near Park barefoot.
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  • July 15, 2017
    3/5 because constructions so far been taking too long to be finished (sadly a thing that happens constantly in Colombia). and only good for being a decent complex for company's events & celebrations
  • May 4, 2017
    Very nice convention center. Parking is lacking however.
  • March 15, 2017
    Excelent place to be fun with friends and family. Here you can to assist to events of common interest
  • February 19, 2017
    There aren't place like this one for big events in Medellin. The best and the biggest shows and fairs take place here
  • November 29, 2016
    Great place for conventions, clean and big bathrooms to hold large audiences, located on the center of Medellin, close to Pueblo paisa

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El Poblado, an upper-class neighborhood south of the city center, offers the widest range of options. Sticking to this area allows you to enjoy the city's nightlife and food culture, although you'll likely pay above average prices. The neighborhoods of Laureles and Estadio, in the city's inner-west, are known as safe, family-friendly areas to stay, while the city center offers the best range of luxury accommodations.
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