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Pablo Escobar and La Comuna 13 Sightseeing Tour

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  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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Pablo Escobar and La Comuna 13 Sightseeing Tour
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Escobar tour 09:00 amMost Popular
4 hours visiting:Edificio Mónaco, Cemetery Jardines Montesacro, Parque de San Antonio, Parque Biblioteca San Javier, Escalators
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Tour Escobar 2:00 PM
4 hours visiting:Edificio Mónaco, Cemetery Jardines Montesacro, Parque de San Antonio, Parque Biblioteca San Javier, Escalators
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Overview
Explore the notorious legacy of Pablo Escobar during this 4-hour trip investigating the one-time Medellín hangouts and neighborhoods inhabited by the drug kingpin and his gang. This Escobar-themed tour of Medellín is as much a celebration of the city’s economic and social resurgence as it is a trip down memory lane. Visit sites that once hosted fierce turf battles between the Cali and Medellín cartels in the 1980s. Then check out the safe, thriving neighborhood of Comuna 13, once used by Escobar to recruit his army of assassins and killers. Your Escobar trip also includes a guide, bottled water and a metro ticket.
What to Expect
You will be picked up at your hotel or hostel at either 9am. If you want the tour at different time, please let us know

You will head towards the southern part of the city, and first visit one of the buildings that witnessed the violence during the war between the drug cartels of Cali and Medellín: Edificio Mónaco, which was the former residence of the main mafia boss of the Medellín Cartel, Pablo Escobar.

It is preserved as a solid proof of the horror of an era. The building cannot be visited right now as it is being renovated to house the Head Quarters of the Metropolitan Police. What formerly was the fortress of the most dangerous criminal will now be dedicated to the work of justice.

You will then carry on your tour with a visit to the cemetery with the tomb of this sinister character. Here we can find out more about him and his end, and the history of how the city began its transformation.

Afterwards, you will go back to the city center to have a look at the Square Parque de San Antonio which will help you understand why Medellín is now quite a different city. Here you can admire some of the most famous sculptures by Fernando Botero, donated by him to the city as a contribution to its new beginning.

Next, you will head west to pay a visit to the Comuna 13, a district historically famous for being considered one of the most dangerous places not only in Colombia. A good part of it was built by the late mafia boss and it is the place that produced some of his most famous killers and hired assassins who spread terror across the whole country. Luckily, it is now a completely transformed neighborhood. 

Nowadays this part of the city has changed direction and has become an example of the new social transformation. The construction of an original public transportation system with cable cars and escalators called Metro Cable, and meeting centers with libraries, called Parques Biblioteca, were the starting signal for the amazing transformation. This commune was built on a steep slope of the mountains that surrounds the city.
Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
Communa 13 and Pablo half day tour

My partner and I were in Medellin with another couple and wanted to spend half a day exploring Communa 13 and the sites of Pablo Escobar. We chose this tour as it was the only one we found that combined both activities in half a...More

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Julio C, Director General at Colombia Travel Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear Cameron. Thanks for your comments and my apologies for delay too. We always try to make an unique experience with our tours. So I´m very happy you like it.

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Escobar tour

Took the Escobar tour with Luis and he was great! He was at our hotel 10 minutes early, the car was spacious and clean, and he showed us a couple of places that involved Escobar and then we did a tour of la comuna 13...More

Thank wild_willie54
Julio C, Director General at Colombia Travel Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Wild Wille54 Thanks for your comment. Luis made a great job, I let him know that!!!. If you wanna back to Medellin or Colombia don't hesitate to write us

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Amazing tour guide Hector!

We could not have been happier in Medellin in large part to our tour guide Hector. More than just friendly and knowledgable, Hector took such great care of us, wonderful to talk with and answered any question we could think of. Such a wonderful personality,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NikkiTheExpat
Julio C, Director General at Colombia Travel Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Nikki Thanks for your comments. Hector and all staff always try to make unforgettable experiences. Any time you want back just let us know

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour and amazing tour guide (Julio)

My first tour in Colombia and i couldn’t ask for a better experience. The sites were amazing and the food was incredible. Thanks to our guide Julio for going above and beyond to making sure we had a great time .

Thank Brayan T
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Julio is the best tour guide!

This tour was amazing! We ended up getting our own private tour with Julio (awesome guy). The ride was fun, great conversations, a lot of history and knowledge about Pablo and the different towns we went to. We enjoyed every part of the tour, Julio...More

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Response from wild_willie54 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a good amount, I’m sure if you make it known to them before they can dedicate more time
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For us this did not include the cable cars, however, we discussed with the guide and made our tour custom as to what we wanted. The guides are so accommodating and did not force us to stick to a set program. We even... More
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