Metrocable

A very popular thing to do in Medellín is ride the Metrocable. There are a few cable car lines connected to the metro system, the best one to ride being Line K at Estación Acevedo. Once off the metro at Acevedo, walk up the stairs and transfer to the cable car. You don’t need to swipe your metro card again.

Metrocable Line K in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Metrocable Line K

You can get on the cable car and ride it up to the top and back down again without getting off. The best views are actually while you are on the cable car. You’ll be able to see a bit of the life in the comuna down below.

Metrocable Line K in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Getting on Line K

Metrocable Line K in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Metrocable Line K

Metrocable Line K in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Metrocable Line K

 

Comunas

The comunas of Medellín are likened to the favelas of Brazil, but actually quite different in my opinion. What’s interesting is that the Metrocable and other projects have made life so much easier for the people that crime has actually dropped significantly since their implementation.

Comuna 1 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Comuna 1

Comuna 1 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Comuna 1

 

Getting to Parque Arví

If you wish, you can change cars at Santo Domingo Savio, the third and last stop before the cable car turns around, to Line L. This takes you all the way to Parque Arví, a nature park above Medellín. The ride takes about 20 minutes, but I haven’t done it yet.

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