First and foremost, you can expect to do a lot of walking on the Comuna 13 tour! It’s best experienced on foot, including the neighborhood’s escalator system. Plus, most of the walking will be done on steep slopes, as Comuna 13 is built on the mountainside located on the western edge of Medellín.
Just like anywhere else in Medellín, you’ll encounter a lot of local color – in several different senses. The area is famous for its graffiti, and many residents have even painted their houses bright colors to match. As you walk down one street after another, you’ll pass by various vendors who are selling all kinds of artwork, regional foods and drinks, and souvenirs. You’ll probably encounter dance groups along the way as well; some of them are professionals, while others are just there to have fun. Many of these dance squads are well-known in Medellín, and regularly set up performances in the streets of Comuna 13. Then there are the musicians, who also put on skillful performances to delight everyone who passes by.
Since Comuna 13 is built on the side of a mountain, many spots have an unparalleled view of Medellín. Visitors and locals alike love to chill out in one of the area’s many bars, sipping on a cold drink as they take in the view.