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About Medellin

Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happen...ed in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
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Travel tips for Medellin

-Bring light clothes to feel comfortable under heat.-Even during the rainy season, the day maintains nice temperatures. Being in Medellin is always very pleasant.-Bring comfortable shoes, if it's for long trekkings better, since the city counts a large variety of places that you can visit by foot.-In Medellin all the museums open from Tuesday to Sunday. You will find a great variety with different thematics. Visit them, to learn about the city and country's history.-If you go to the Plaza Cisneros you will find a hel...pful tourist information office.-If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to the jungle- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.
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Medellin weather

Best time to visit Medellin

The best time to visit Medellin is the period from December to February, the dry season. But also July is a good moment.

Climate in Medellin

Medellin waits for the travellers with its temperate climate, subtropical and monsoon, with temperatures between 64 °F (18 °C) and 82 °F (28 °C) depending on the season.Owing to its location in a mountainous territory, full of vegetation, the environment is cold and pleasant with soft winds, reason why it's known as the city of the eternal spring.

The things to do in Medellin

Medellin is a very important historic destination, from the beginning was a dynamic business center, exporting a great diversity ...of resources. Among the most interesting tourist attractions to visit are the urban center, the bothanic garden and the Arvi park
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Accomodations in Medellin

Arcadia Hostel Medellín
Location: Calle 11A N° 31a - 188, El Poblado
Rates: 23000 COP - 94000 COP
It's a low-cost hostel well placed, but it's only recommended for back-packers and travelers with low budget that won't be disturbed by the modest service. Inside you will find a shared cooking, living room, terrace, wifi and rooms with private or shared bathroom. The breakfast is excellent, is one of the services that you will enjoy during your stay.
InMedellín Hostel
Location: Calle 5g N° 32 - 181 Edificio Pacande 301, El Poblado
Rates: 20000 COP - 98000 COP
This lodging is a good option if you don't have a high budget for accomodation (the quality-cost relationship is great). The personal attention is pleasant and the rooms are comfortable and very clean, all of it in a central location, at 700 meters from the Parque Lleras and at 2.4 mi (4 km) from the Pueblito Paisa. You will have a shared kitchen, a living-room, a terrace and private/shared bathrooms.

Important dates in Medellin

Feria de las Floresending July, begining of AugustIt's one of the most waited for events in Medellin, celebrated every year, and with a length between 10 and 12 days from 1957. The visitors will live an amazing experience admiring the parade of silleteros (people who charge flowers on their back) and the traditional flowers exhibition that colour of spring all the environment of the city.
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la CandelariaFebruary, the 2ndThis day the city celebrates one more year of the patron saint of the city, the Virgen de la Candelaria, with a massive audience to the temple of her name.
Feria Taurina de la Macarenain January and FebruaryThe lovers of the tradition and passion of the called wild festival can not miss this fair, where the most noted representatives of the bullfighting are joined.

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Q-1). Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to book a bus?
A: No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But, it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the booking process the next time you need to book a bus ticket. redBus offers a number of discounts and offers as well and you can easily avail these offers if you are registered with redBus.
Q-2). What is an M-Ticket?
A: An M-Ticket is the virtual replacement of your bus ticket printout. An M-Ticket is an SMS that’s sent to your registered mobile number the moment you have successfully booked a bus ticket on the official website of redBus. The M-Ticket will basically contain details of your bus ticket such as timing, pick-up and drop-off points, vehicle registration number, PNR, and TIN numbers as well. The M-Ticket procedure has been an eco-friendly initiative employed by redBus to help reduce the amount of paper being used.
Q-3). How do I book my bus ticket at Medellin?
A: You can either visit the bus operator counter of your choice or you can visit the official website of redBus. The user-friendly and interactive website offers a step-by-step process of booking a bus ticket in a matter of minutes. The site offers a lot of useful information such as bus timings, fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.
Q-4). How do I get in touch with the customer care department of redBus, Colombia?
A: If you need any assistance with your booking or if you have a query about a particular bus operator or route, you can contact the customer care department of redBus in Colombia by dialing +57 5088090 or you can even write an email to contacto@redbus.co
Q-5). Is it safe to use my debit or credit card to book a ticket on the redBus website?
A: redBus has invested a lot to ensure that their customers are protected at all times and not just during their journey. redBus hosts a secure platform where transactions can be made safely. With over 180 million satisfied users, history should tell you exactly how secure it is to make a payment through the redBus website or app.