It is the second most populated city in the country. It sits in the widest part of the natural region known as Valle de Aburrá, in the central mountain range of the Andes. It extends to both banks of the Medellín River, which crosses it from south to north, and is the main nucleus of the metropolitan area of the Aburrá Valley. The city has a population of 2,508,452 inhabitants. Medellín developed as a dynamic center of commerce, first exporting gold, and later merchandise coming from the industrialization of the city.
You may know Medellín from a famous television series, but today it is a modern and very green city, among the main parks of the city stand out: the Berrio Park, located in the heart of the city; the Bolivar Park, located a little further north and framed by the Metropolitan Cathedral; others are located in more residential areas such as the Parque de Belén, the Parque del Poblado or Parques de Laureles. The modern parks are more interactive and have been well received by the inhabitants.
Food markets, their traditions, the atmosphere of its streets and the great Medellin (the neighborhoods of the periphery) are some of the things you can not miss.