Located in Colombia's Aburrá valley Medellín is surrounded by rugged peaks with stunning vistas on all sides and is known as 'City Of Eternal Spring' for its all year round temperate climate. The city dwellers the Paisas, are renowned for their warmth towards visitors.
Medellín has come a long way from its notorious past. Hosting 6 universities and a large youthful population there is a vibrant night life. Innovative in architecture and transport (Medellín is home to Colombia's only metro system) modernity runs side by side with traditional textile and flower industries. The city centre's streets area bustling with busy markets.
Cultural landmarks include the Botero Plaza and Museum, (named after Fernando Botero, one of Columbia's most famous living artists) and the Botanical Garden. You can take a cable car ride or (for the more adventurous) even paraglide over the city.