with new digital equipment. Reopened in June 2012. See the outer space at the Planetarium for COL 12,000. Cra 52 # 71 - 112 at Parque de los Deseos. Metro station '''Universidad'''. * Medellín has one of the most important '''Poetry Festivals''' in the World. Every year, usually in July, poets from all around the world (including Nobel Prizes) come to this amazing event. *
'''Coliseo Cubierto Mayor''' is an indoor sporting arena (indoor arena) built in 1955 that is located in Medellín, Colombia. The capacity of the arena is 10,000 and is primarily used for basketball
centers, not excluding all time favorites like local cuisine restaurants, exhibition centers and country clubs specialized in fishing, tennis, golf, cart racing and other sports. Many traditional plantations still exist in the surrounding area and many offer bed and breakfast accommodation and "ecotourism" packages. The city has a modern international airport El Edén International Airport with daily links to Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Fort
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
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Silleteros , a colorful and artistic parade of flowers filled saddles on the back for their own grower and already well known internationally. * International Poetry Festival (International Poetry Festival of Medellín) is an annual congregation of poets, who give at public their poems and readings of a peculiar way mass in parks, auditoriums, neighborhoods and towns near Medellín. This event has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award, the prelude to the Nobel Peace Prize by the Right Livelihood Foundation of Sweden, and its aim is to strive for peace through poethic. WikiPedia:Medellín Dmoz:Regional South America Colombia Localities Medellín Commons:Medellín
Zorba '', with interesting bilingual tours. Entertainment *Medellín has a very '''active cultural life'''. There are four major theatres in town: Metropolitan Theatre, Pablo Tobon Uribe, Teatro de la Universidad de Medellín and Teatro EAFIT. They offer a variety of Music concerts, Opera, Theater, Ballet and other events with international and local performers. *There are several good quality contemporary and classic theater companies, such as '''Matacandelas''', '''Hora 25''', '''Pequeño Teatro''', '''Oficina Central de los Sueños''' and '''Teatro Popular de Medellín'''. There is an annual Theater Festival held in the last week of August, organized by '''Medellín en Escena''' *The city sits to classical music orchestras: '''Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín''' and '''Orquesta de EAFIT'''. The annual opera program is held in September, organized by '''Prolírica de Antioquia'''. Go to the movies: most movies are projected in their original language with Spanish subtitles. For independent flicks try the '''Centro Colombo-Americano''' with downtown and El Poblado locations. Commercial movies are available at most shopping malls: Cine Colombia, Royal Films or Cinemark. Price is around 10,000 pesos (4-5 USD). *''The Arepa: Medellín's English Magazine'' is a resource guide while in the city. 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, velodrome, ping-pong, karts, boxing, hapkido, judo, karate do, gymnastics, taekwondo, weightlifting, chess, roller skating and many more stadiums in one convenient location. The Unidad Deportiva was recently renewed for the South American games held in March 2010. Metrostation '''Estadio'''. *'''Watch a soccer game''' at one of the two teams based in Medellín, Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellín. Attending a home game at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium is recommended for any football - soccer fans, or those wanting to experience the famed South American passion for futbol! Games generally take place on Wednesdays and either Saturday or Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium. Metro station '''Estadio'''. *The neighboring town of Envigado also has a professional soccer team Metro station '''Envigado'''. *The neighboring town of Itagüí also has a recently classified as professional soccer team '''Juvenile Soccer World Cup''' was held in Colombia during July - August 2011 (Also called ''Under-20'' by FIFA) with Medellín as one of its venues. Try the new '''Skateboarding''' track at Parque Ciudad del Rio. Opened July 2009, this colorful bowl-like ramps allow lots of fun for skaters and spectators. Metro station: '''Industriales'''. Fairs, Shows & Exhibits File:Parque Explora- Interactive museum & Aquarium.jpeg thumb Parque Explora- Interactive museum & Aquarium * Visit the city during the first days of August for the local festival '''"Feria de las flores" (Flowers festival)'''. There are all kind of events during one week including the "Desfile de Silleteros" (Parade of flower carriers). * The new freshwater '''Aquarium''' inside the '''Parque Explora''' opened in December 2008 and depicts a great variety of river and freshwater wildlife, abundant in Colombia. It is probably one of the largest aquariums in Latin America and certainly one of few specialized in freshwater fauna. Metro station '''Universidad'''. * 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
'''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.