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Plaza Mayor, Medellin

4.5
#5 of 29 in Sightseeing in Medellin
Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Plan your visit to Plaza Mayor and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Medellin trip itinerary builder.
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  • It seems that there is always something going on at Plaza Mayor. Events are the main attraction and yet there is so much more. Barefoot park, a giant sand play area, and the water fountain are permane...  more »
  • Many attractions type fairs exhibitions in its surroundings, as well as a variety of restaurants with excellent food, café to sit and share a good time, undoubtedly site to be visited
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  • site pleasant, multi-cultural, multi-service. events, conferences, theatre, concerts there are all weekends
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  • 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
  • Very nice convention center. Parking is lacking however.
  • Excelent place to be fun with friends and family. Here you can to assist to events of common interest
  • There aren't place like this one for big events in Medellin. The best and the biggest shows and fairs take place here
  • 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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