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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  • Is well known that in Medellin, this place is recognized as a great place for concerts, events, exhibitions, etc. can accommodate any event and the best thing is its large space, diversity and capacity... recommend it as events Center logo on the city.
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  • We've been to Plaza Mayor on two or three different occasions, and it always impresses us. From the multiple restaurants of every level of cuisine and budget, to the parks around it, the convention ce...  more »
  • It offers not only the best events in the city, as culinary events, fairs of books and of course the fitness expo, but is also very pleasant to take a walk in the surrounding area.
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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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