Medellin makes me fall in love

So goes a slogan in El Poblado, one of the many residential and commercial areas of Medellín with its own appeal, pleasant and good atmosphere.

Medellín is the capital of the department of Antioquia, and is the second most populated city in the country after Bogotá. It is located in the central mountain range of the Andes, and is crossed by the Medellín River from south to north.

During the first weeks of December, our newspaper En USA made a tour of Medellín, attracted by recommendations and positive comments not only from natives but also from travelers who travel the world and who were truly in love with that city anchored in the mountains and surrounded of postcard landscapes. We stay in El Poblado, a reference point with easy access to restaurants, bars, shops and a variety of businesses. We feel safe walking through its neighborhood, observing its architecture, the shading of its streets, a climate that invites you, and the kindness of its people that makes you attached to that destination. 

Medellín won the 2013 Innovative City award from the Urban Land Institute. It has an efficient metro and cable car system that facilitates access to the city center. Medellín is also known as The City of Eternal Spring, The Capital of the Mountain, and The City of Flowers. Among its attractions is the Museum of Antioquia that maintains the sculptures of Fernando Botero all year round, as well as the top of Las Palmas from where you can see a view of the city at night that really captivates you.

Medellín has a good quality textile industry, and footwear based on fine and well-made leather that we see reflected in its stores in large and elegant shopping centers (Malls). Its local designers proudly display their creations, giving authenticity and identity to Made in Colombia.
For those of us who live in Broward County, going to Medellín is facilitated by direct flights from the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport, as well as it favors currency exchange for the traveler from the United States, because it allows you to enjoy the best hotels , restaurants with an admirable and expensive view, as well as trips to tourist places and places of interest. 
It is also a destination that has become popular due to the economic nature of celebrating weddings, as well as cosmetic beauty treatments and surgeries.
In the USA he invites you to visit Medellín because he is going to make you fall in love, really!

Guatape
One of the tourist places we visited was Guatapé, located in the eastern subregion of the department of Antioquia, formerly inhabited by the aborigines and whose name is due to the Guatapé chieftain. This municipality went from being essentially livestock, agricultural and mining to change its economy for tourism, after the public companies of Medellín built there in the 1970s a gigantic reservoir for a large hydroelectric complex, which had an impact on the social, economic, political, environmental and cultural in the area. Now Guatapé has hotels, restaurants, services for boat trips, motorboats, and the place where famous Colombians of music and sports have built their homes, leaving there also only ruins of the houses that once belonged to Pablo Escobar.
Guatapé has its gigantic National Monument, declared this way by the Colombian government in the 1940s, and known as La Piedra del Peñol, La Piedra or El Peñon de Guatapé. It is about 200 meters from its base (about 656 feet). Visitors climb it from external stairs of 649 steps. From above its view is quite a spectacle, and according to geologists, the Stone is around 65 million years old. We recommend you upload it on a weekday and not on a holiday to avoid long lines and delays in your tour itinerary.
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