Pueblito Paisa

A good place to visit while in Medellín is Pueblito Paisa. It’s a a small replica Antioquian village on top of Cerro Nutibara, a small hill in the middle of the city. At the top of the hill, you’ll find amazing views of Medellín.

View of Medellín from Cerro Nutibara, Antioquia, Colombia

View of Medellín from Cerro Nutibara

In the village, which was built in 1978, you’ll see several buildings typically found in towns around Antioquia. If you can’t make it out to any towns outside of Medellín, this is a quick and easy way to get a feel for what these towns are like. Admission is also free.

Pueblito Paisa in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Pueblito Paisa

Pueblito Paisa features restaurants offering traditional Colombian food, traditional craft and souvenir shops, and plenty more touristy stuff. There’s even a small church.

Pueblito Paisa on Cerro Nutibara in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Pueblito Paisa

Pueblito Paisa on Cerro Nutibara in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Pueblito Paisa

Church at Pueblito Paisa on Cerro Nutibara in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Church

Another point of interest on top of Cerro Nutibara is an open air Carlos Vieco Theatre. It has a capacity of 3,800 and hosts concerts and other events throughout the year. A sculpture park can also found. The most famous is a sculpture dedicated to the indigenous people, Cacique Nutibara by José Horacio Betancur in 1953.

Cacique Nutibara, by José Horacio Betancur on Cerro Nutibara in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Cacique Nutibara, by José Horacio Betancur

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