Medellín is sometimes referred to as “the city of the eternal spring”, and a single look at its parks makes it clear why. Colombia’s second-largest city is home to more amazing parks than we can count, and here are three you shouldn’t miss for the world during your visit.
Botero Plaza covers 7,000 square meters in close proximity to the Museum of Antioquia. It’s one of Medellín’s top attractions, and it’s technically a sculpture park. It’s best known for showcasing 23 sculptures by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, who donated them to the city.
If you’re looking for a park with a more natural feel, Arvi Park is the place to be. This ecological nature preserve is located on the slopes of Aburrá Valley, in close proximity to Medellín, and you can explore everything from walking and hiking trails to gondolas and adventure sports during your visit.
Parque de los Pies Descalzos aka Barefoot Park is Medellín’s top spot for people looking for a relaxing and Zen experience. Visitors are encouraged to take off their shoes and fully explore the synergy between nature and freedom while in this park.