Social Urbanism Transformation
La Sierra Barrio Tour
Medellin, Colombia

Welcome to La Sierra barrio walking tour in Colombia's city of Medellin. The tour provides guests with a unique cultural experience far from the traditional tourist destinations, taking adventurous travelers on a fascinating journey high above the hillside barrios, completely off the beaten path up to the lush green mountains in Medellin.

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  1.  Medellin Metro
    Medellin Metro
    Take the metro to the San Antonio station, located at the center of the city. The "metro culture" in the city of Medellin contributes to maintaining one of the cleanest metro systems in the world.
  2. Tranvía en Medellín
    Tranvía en Medellín
    At the center of Medellin, the guide meets guests at the main entrance for the Tranvia street car, located on the street level, right underneath San Antonio metro station, easily accessible from metro Line A or B.
  3. Metrocable Linea H
    Metrocable Linea H
    The ride on the Linea H metrocable cars takes guests up to La Sierra barrio. The panoramic views of the city center from high above are simply spectacular as the cable cars approach the top of the station.

The tour in Medellin's La Sierra barrio provides travelers with a unique and honest understanding of the violent and troubled history of Communa 8. It demonstrates the social problems many of the cities poorest barrios have been plagued with over the past twenty-five years, at the same time being very informative about the cultural, social and economic transformation that Medellin has undergone with the help of many private and public investments, particularlly in public transportation throughout the city, which has help many of the working-class residents in these often neglected hillside barrios to connect to the business district and city center.
 You're definitely going to get some excercise hiking up these steep steps while on La Sierra barrio tour
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In 2005, Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez released an award winning documentary
LA SIERRA which documented the lifes of three young men who contributed to the violence dominating this troubled community controlled by multiple bad actors, including youth combos, paramilitary and urban guerilla groups. On the La Sierra tour, guests will witness the transformation up close and personal.  Today, the friendly local residents are more than happy to welcome visitors from across the world into their community.

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The walking tour is available every day.
The meeting point: The Tranvia entrance, located on the street level when you arrive at San Antiono metro station, walk downstairs to the ticket booth.
Time: 9:30am
Fee: 70,000 Colombian pesos
Duration: 4 hours, usually longer
We recommend sunscreen and comfortable shoes.

We support Comunitario San Jose Foundation, a soup kitchen in La Sierra community which helps feed local school children. Every guest on the tour allows us to provide one hot meal for a young child for two weeks.

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Welcome to La Sierra Barrio in Medellin, Colombia