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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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  • Half-day Pablo Escobar tour of Medellin
  • Learn about local history
  • Visit Pablo Escobar's grave
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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Overview
Learn the true story of Pablo Escobar on a half-day, small group tour of Medellin and Comuna 13 that explores his early days, time in prison, dramatic escape, and death, as well as the impact of drug cartels on the local community. You'll hear stories from the years when drug cartels ruled the city, visit the grave sites of the Escobar family, and see the extraordinary recovery and street art of Comuna 13, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
What to Expect
Tour departs every day at 9 AM from a central location in El Poblado, with a stop at Monaco building where Pablo lived, you will be unable to get in due to the fact the building is falling apart. A good introduction to the early days of Pablo to see how they fought the status quo by building his penthouse in one of the most elite suburbs. Then heading south towards the neighborhood where Pablo grew up, a humble community that once had the highest income on earth when they became part of Pablo´s payroll.
Next at La Catedral, Pablo´s private prison, lush hillside to enjoy panoramic city views and to visualize how he decided to work with the Colombian government at one point. The tour leaves La Catedral as you are informed about Escobar´s escape and the upcoming pursuit that lasted 18 months until he finally got caught. At Los Olivos community, visit the block and the houses where Pablo got shot. Was it suicide or what has exactly happened? Make your own conclusions after hearing your guide´s information.
Next, tour stops at the cemetery where Pablo rests along with his family members. Take this opportunity to learn how Pablo got started by the black widow (Griselda Blanco), whose grave is located just steps from his. Finally, the tour takes you to one of the humblest communities where you´ll realize how Medellin went from the most violent to the most innovative city in the world. At comuna 13 you will understand how Medellin has been so resilient by admiring the colorful street art and outstanding infrastructure such as the largest outdoor escalator in America. At the end, minivan goes back to the initial starting point.
Reviews (56)
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Reviewed yesterday
Just go!

The most important event in our stay in Medellin. Our truly amazing guide, Carlos, a former police officer, gave us a deep insight in the history of the city and of Pablo Escobars life. We were truly touched! And seeing communa 13 which today is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christinac0penhagen
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic tour

Johann was a very good english speaking guide. The trip to C13 was fantastic, i will recomend everybody to do it.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helooo
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Helooo, Many thanks for your feedback, means a lot to us. You are right about that, our guides have very good english skills. Such a reward you recommend us, thank you so much. We´ll take really good care of those coming from your side....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Half Day Small Group Tour

Wow, what a wonderful tour. Silvio (not Berlusconi) was an excellent, engaging and knowledgeable tour guide. We encouraged to ask questions and were put at ease with his friendly and welcoming style. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the Escobar...More

Thank Dermot R
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Dermot, Many thanks for recommending us, your words mean so much. Fantastic to know tour was wonderful due to guide was engaging and knowledgeable. Please let us guide you during your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent history tour

Silvio was fantastic, curious, and a great story teller. He was attentive to all our wishes and knew a lot about the history that he had personally lived through. He also provided excellent restaurant recommendations.More

Thank shuzhef
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Shuzhef, Thanks for your statement, means a lot to us. It´s been a pleasure to just be attentive to all your wishes, that is our main focus besides being great story tellers. Will be glad to provide restaurant and more recommendations for your next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome tour and awesome guide

I really appreciated seeing Communa 13 and historical Escobar-related sites around Medellin with my tour guide Camilo A. He was extremely knowledgeable and this tour took me to far more places than the tour groups around us visited. We were the first ones to Communa...More

Thank 330amanda
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Amanda, Thanks so much for these lines, they mean everything to us. Such an honor to know you highly recommend us due to guide was extremely knowledgeable and you got to learn about the history of the old Medellin vs the new. Glad you...More

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Yes it's completely safe. Great tour if they understand the history of Escobar.
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