What is Medellín known for?


alt Trattoria Italiana url email address Calle 33 # 74 B - 310 lat long directions Ave. 33, 300 mts up from Bulerias Circle phone +574 411 7247 tollfree fax hours price $$ content Well done Italian food, home-made pasta. Great sauces. *

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anywhere, the one most enjoyed by people is ''Pilsen'' a light golden in color, German Pilsener or Lager type of beer. Also admired by locals and foreigners is ''Club Colombia'' a finer premium beer, made-up of 100% malt Other popular national beers include Aguila and Costena. A small company brews beer locally: ''' Tres Cordilleras''' makes Wheat, American

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important museum in Medellín, and one of the best known of Colombia. Was the first founded (1881) in the department of Antioquia, the second in the country. Its collections lie at the heart of Medellín in the old city hall, now transformed in the institution's headquarters, next to Plaza Botero. '''Museum of Modern Art of Medellín''' (MAMM), founded in 1978, has a valuable collection of contemporary art comprising sculptures, assemblages, paintings

, photographs, and prints by local and foreign artists. One of its major attractions is the collection of almost all the works of the Antioquian painter Débora Arango. Another of its main attractions is the projection of cinema-art. It is also headquarters of the International Biennale of Video in September. '''University Museum, University of Antioquia''', was created in 1942, is located in University City. The area of anthropology exhibits a collection of 18 000 pieces of pre-Columbian

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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


. This is a beautiful collection of pristine Caribbean islands, one of which, Isla Palma contains an impressive Ecological Park. Nearby land attractions include the Volcan de Lodo or Mud volcano of San Antero. Central American and Caribbean Games (Athletics at the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games) Medellín, Colombia bgcolor "cc9966" 3rd Nowadays, orchestrated Porro has lost the widespread popularity it had during the 1940s–1970s in Colombia. However, since

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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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tango singer Carlos Gardel. * June 25 – United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Richard L. Burke sets a world seaplane speed record carrying a 500-kg (1,102-lb) load over a 100-km (62.1-mile) course at an average speed of flying a Grumman JF-2 Duck (JF Duck). A Chronological History of Coast Guard Aviation: The Early Years, 1915-1938

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: email address Calle 52A # 50 - 46 Plazuela Nutibara lat long directions Downtown near Metro station Parque Berrio phone +57 4 511 5111 tollfree fax hours price from 110,000 COP checkin checkout content The most traditional hotel in Medellín, now a tad rundown. Great architecture. Just across the street from Museo de Antioquia. Fax: +57 4 231 3713 Estadio and Laureles These are middle-class, safe neighborhoods just west


. There is a significant market for English and other language teachers. Buy Colombia is famous for its coffee and Medellín is only a few hours from the coffee growing centers of Colombia. You can find coffee flavors of everything you can imagine, from ice-cream to arequipe (sweetened milk). The ‘Starbucks’ coffee culture is growing, with the most prominent brand being Juan Valdez coffee shops. The Juan Valdez chain is owned by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, and sells

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thumbnail Catedral Metropolitana de Medellín. is a major architectural works of Colombia, was declared a National Monument of Colombia on March 12 of 1982. After 1574, with Gaspar de Rodas settled in the valley, population started to grow. According to the church records of the San Lorenzo Church, six couples married between 1646 and 1650, and 41 between 1671 and 1675. Gold mines were developed northeast of Antioquia, and they needed a food supply from nearby agriculture. The Aburrá Valley was in a strategic position between the gold mines and the first provincial capital of Antioquia, Santa Fe de Antioquia. The provincial capital, Santa Fe, started to lose importance and gradually became poor, as trade and prominent personalities of the region came to the Aburrá Valley, where rich families started to buy land. Soon, the first settlers asked for the creation of a Cabildo (council) in the valley, thus getting a separate government from Santa Fe. The Santa Fe government fought this, but Mariana of Austria signed the edict creating the Cabildo on November 22, 1674. The governor Miguel de Aguinaga proclaimed the royal edict on 2 November 1675. The new city was given the title of ''Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria'' It is the second largest city in Colombia . During the Spanish colonial period thumb left upright Map of Medellín as it was in 1791 (File:Plano de Medellin 1791.jpg) Before the creation of the town, the inhabitants were scattered throughout the valley, with only a few families concentrated at the confluence of the Aná (today called the Santa Elena (Santa Elena River)) and the Medellín (Medellín River) rivers; others lived in El Poblado San Lorenzo. After the royal edict, the settlers chose the Aná site as the heart of the future city, with the Candelaria Church at its center. WikiPedia:Medellín Dmoz:Regional South America Colombia Localities Medellín Commons:Medellín


'''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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