What is Medellín known for?

music metal

Lopera from Medellín. The band was created in 1988 with heavy influences from Metallica and other important metal (heavy metal music) acts of the 80s, as well as some popular Latino music. Career Even since their beginning as a rock band, Ekhymosis ( a greek word, meaning "bruise") showed the same pro-Latino lyrics as Kraken (band). After some live performances to become known in their city (and more regions of Colombia), the band recorded a demo of two songs, which described the violence in Medellín and the injustice of innocent deaths and other problems in Colombia. The demo sold out (thanks to friends and family of the band), and they decided to record a second. This time Ekhymosis had luck: In the studio was a Codiscos representative; she heard and liked the demo and the band signed with that label. Father García Laviana was a priest who was greatly influenced by the spirit of Liberation Theology which focused on a "preferential option for the poor" declared at Vatican II and the Latin American Bishop's conferences at Medellín and Cuernavaca. - Medellín WikiPedia:Medellín Dmoz:Regional South America Colombia Localities Medellín Commons:Medellín

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fields that exist in the poorer regions of Medellín and had indirectly funded many of the costs associated with training the Colombian players and preparing the national team for international play. The players visited him in prison prior to beginning their 1994 World Cup (FIFA World Cup) qualifying run. **Cali (Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport) **Medellín (José María Córdova International Airport) *Venezuela birth_date

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into one side, the view is breathtaking. On the top of the rock, a restaurant offers outdoor tables overlooking views that stretch to the horizon in every direction. There are buses going about every hour from the Medellín North bus terminal. Pablo Escobar, the famous drug lord, once called Guatape his home and built several big Casas on its lakeshores. His presence made Guatape a dangerous place for both foreign visitors and local Colombians. After his death Guatape transformed into a quiet town that's growing as a tourist destination. Escobar's main home is now a bombed out shell that is easily viewed from the lake. * '''Natural Reserve of Río Claro''' This private nature reserve began in 1970 with the intention of supporting the protection of tropical rainforests in the Canyon of Rio Claro, while developing ecotourism with recreational-educational programs. The lime-stone, marble deposits and the river bed are beyond amazing. Accommodations with optional open to the forest cabins are available. Day tours from Medellín are also available with optional activities to choose from such as cave trekking, white water scenic rafting, kayaking and canopy adventures to name a few. * '''Extreme sports''': Montevivo is a reservation in '''Santa Elena''', 30 minutes up the hill from Medellín. It has 5 aerial ropeslides, one is around 400 mts long, among the largest in the world. You can canopy, trek, even sleep in the park. $$-$$$. Phone: +574 538 0279. email: West * '''Santa Fe de Antioquia''', a tropical town with beautiful colonial architecture. An annual film festival draws the national elite and cinema lovers to this charming spot. This cobblestoned street town founded in 1541 was the capital of the Antioquia Province until 1826 when it was ordained to Medellín. South * Most of the coffee in the country grows in the Andes region southwest of Medellín and most of the traditions of the coffee growers are the same as in this city. Indeed, world famous '''Juan Valdez''' has lived in Medellín for over 3 decades. There are most of 20 small towns southwest of Medellín (Suroeste Antioqueño) where you can see Juan, mule Conchita and Grab Life by the Beans. * '''Jardín''' is a quaint little town that displays beautiful local architecture, 2.5 hour drive southwest of Medellín. The main plaza is lined with several outdoor cafes, a large stone built church dominates this plaza. Local fresh trout is easily available at many eateries in town and a couple of countryside restaurants. Probably Jardín's most spellbinding natural attraction is the Splendor Cave. '''LandVenture Travel''' offers day tours from Medellín to the Splendor Cave plus visiting sugar cane mills, coffee mills and other great attractions that Jardín has to offer. * In the very southern tip of the Antioquia Department there is a small country hotel overlooking the Cauca river. Terrific views of the canyon, ecological paths, swimming pool. '''Hotel Pipintá''' in La Pintada. A 2.5 hr. drive from Medellín. WikiPedia:Medellín Dmoz:Regional South America Colombia Localities Medellín Commons:Medellín

heavy presence

enough hidden somewhere to get back to your hotel. However, at most tourist sites, the police have a very heavy presence, so you can feel safe taking pictures and walking around during the day. Avoid parks, muggers with knives wait for tourists in parks near hotels in the affluent areas of the city, such as El Poblado. Avoid accepting drinks from strangers. One common organized scam reported recently involves girls being overly friendly to gringos at a club, buying them drinks and then asking

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; float:center; clear:right; margin:1em 0 2em 2em; line-height:140%; font-size:90%;" - ! colspan 3 style "background:#6688AA" Growing of the population of Medellín between 1905 and 2005 - ! style "background:#F0F0F0" Years with census!!style "background:#F0F0F0" Total population!!style "background:#F0F0F0" % growing year base 1905 - align left 1905* align right 59,815

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the same neighborhood to prevent a rupture of the social fabric and to keep the sense of community. Connecting the city thumb left Footbridge over San Juan Avenue (File:Puente de San Juan.jpg) The city has to be recovered for the people. The different areas of the city must be connected through the improvement of streets and pathways, the creation of Lineal Parks and an efficient and innovative public transport system. These projects simultaneously incorporate public space, mobility

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on sustainable transport, the city obtained, along with San Francisco, the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award, given by the Institute for Transport & Developmente Policy. According to EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann “Medellín pioneered the use of cable cars as a transit alternative in low-income informal

important heavy

Lopera from Medellín. The band was created in 1988 with heavy influences from Metallica and other important metal (heavy metal music) acts of the 80s, as well as some popular Latino music. Career Even since their beginning as a rock band, Ekhymosis ( a greek word, meaning "bruise") showed the same pro-Latino lyrics as Kraken (band). After some live performances to become known in their city (and more regions of Colombia), the band recorded a demo of two songs


malls or supermarkets that are more "international." Colombia also has an incredible variety of tasty fruits. A few of these are: guanábana, lulo, zapote, mamoncillo, uchuva, feijoa, granadilla, maracuyá, tomate de árbol, borojó, mamey and tamarindo. Ask for a "Salpicón": a mix of fruits marinaded on orange or watermelon juice. Colombia is well known for its coffee, and Medellín is no exception. As with any large city, there are the usual chain restaurants, however

, cable and laundry service. The owner, Mayde, and her staff are a rather eccentric bunch that drink and smoke up every night, so only consider staying here if you are looking to stay up all night. *

football track

. They also have a weekly radio show talking about the events in the city. Sports thumb New sport venue in Ciudad del Rio neighborhood (File:Skateboard track.JPG) Medellín is one of a few cities in the world to have all sport venues located at the same place. At '''Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot''' you will find football, track & field, swimming, diving, baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis


'''Medellín''' ( ), is the second-largest city (List of cities in Colombia) in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. It is located in the Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains in South America. According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (National Administrative Department of Statistics (Colombia)), the city has an estimated population of 2.44 million as of 2014. With its surrounding area that includes nine other cities, the metropolitan area of Medellín (Metropolitan Area of Medellín) is the second-largest urban agglomeration in Colombia in terms of population and economy, with more than 3.5 million people.

In 1616 the Spaniard Francisco Herrera Campuzano erected a small indigenous village ("''poblado''") known as "Saint Lawrence (Lawrence of Rome) of Aburrá" (''San Lorenzo de Aburrá''), located in the present-day El Poblado (El Poblado (Medellín)) commune. On 2 November 1675, the queen consort Mariana of Austria founded the "Town of Our Lady of Candelaria (Virgin of Candelaria) of Medellín" (''Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Medellín'') in the Aná region, which today corresponds to the center of the city (east-central zone) and first describes the region as "Medellín". In 1826, the city was named the capital of the Department of Antioquia by the National Congress of the nascent Republic of Gran Colombia, comprised by present day Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. After Colombia won its independence from Spain, Medellín became the capital of the Federal State of Antioquia until 1888, with the proclamation of the Colombian Constitution of 1886. During the 19th century, Medellín was a dynamic commercial center, first exporting gold, then producing and exporting coffee.

At the beginning of the 21st century the city regained industrial dynamism, with the construction of the Medellín Metro commuter rail, liberalized development policies, improved security and improved education. Researchers at the Overseas Development Institute have lauded the city as a pioneer of a post-Washington consensus 'local development state (Developmental state#Local Developmental State)' model of economic development. Milford Bateman, Juan Pablo Duran Ortíz and Kate Maclean 2010. A post-Washington consensus approach to local economic development in Latin America? An example from Medellín, Colombia. London: Overseas Development Institute The city is promoted internationally as a tourist destination and is considered by the GaWC as "sufficient" to be a global city.

The Medellín Metropolitan Area produces 67% of the Department of Antioquia's GDP and 11% of the economy of Colombia. Medellín is important to the region for its universities, academies, commerce, industry, science, health services, flower-growing, festivals and nightlife.

In February 2013, the Urban Land Institute chose Medellín as the most innovative city in the world due to its recent advances in politics, education and social development.

The most recent survey on the global status of the Smart Cities by Indra Sistemas catalogs Medellín as one of the best cities to live in South America, sharing the first place with Santiago de Chile, and alongside Barcelona and Lisbon in Europe.

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