Back in the 90’s the graffiti almost disappeared, because the paisas were too afraid of going out to the streets and paint, there was this illegal organization called “Convivir” (paramilitary were born from them), they had the social control of the neighborhoods, all of this added to Pablo Escobar’s cruelty. Neighborhood owners imposed their law and wouldn’t allow artists to paint the streets.
2001 was the year the artists quit being afraid and started going out to paint the cities re-born. Now, people understand these artists are not criminals or paramilitary employees. Now we’ll continue with the City Tour. In this tour, you’ll see the city’s changes in terms of infrastructure and urban furnishing, the impact this has on the people who live in this unique metropolis. Once we get there, you’ll see they are always painting, some of them have taken public spaces and the Metro has been a great inspiration to them. Art is more and more accepted by society nowadays.
This tour has promoted the 13th colony’s art after their dark period of violence, thanks to the armed conflict of this country. But this shows a great cultural change in the city.
We’ll do the Pablo Escobar “King of Cocaine” tour afterwards, the most important drug dealer of the world, responsible of violence and death in Colombia. At the same time, he was worshiped by a lot of inhabitants who saw them as a good Samaritan, he even got to be the world’s most dangerous person. Available now “The Pablo Escobar Tour” Contact Us for more information.
Tour starts at “Los Olivos” neighborhood, where El Capo died. We’ll visit the Monaco building with its marble facade, which in its moments had invaluable art pieces, the Capo’s automobile collection, sport courts and other luxurious possessions. The building is now watched by the local police.
We’ll visit the MonteSacro cemetery, the most exclusive of the city, you’ll visit Pablo Escobar’s grave and see the messages people write in his name.
Then, we’ll finish the tour on the Pablo Escobar neighborhood, 800 houses and a church donated by the Capo. 16,000 people live there and its located at the east side of the city. This neighborhood was made to get people out of a dumpster and give them a place to live, the year was 1982 and the project was called “Medellin sin Tugurios”.
This tour includes:
- Pickup and left off transportation
- Bilingual driver/guide
- Lasts 5 hours Contact us for more information or to book.