Medellin

Language English, Portuguese, Spanish
Price 120,00 USD for excursion
Capacity 4 persons max
Duration 10 hours

Medellín is a Colombian municipality, Antioquia department capital, the most populous city of the department and the second country.7 It sits at the widest part of the natural region known as Valle de Aburrá, in the central Andes , becoming the largest urban center in such Andean branch. It straddles the banks of the river also -called Aburrá- Medellin River, which crosses from south to north, and is the core of the metropolitan area of ​​the Valley of Aburrá.8 The city has a population of 2,464,322 inhabitants (2015) , 2 while that figure, including the metropolitan area, amounts to 3,731,447 people (2015) .2

It was founded on March 2, 1616, when the Spanish conquistadors had erected a small town with the name of San Lorenzo de Aburrá, founded by Francisco Herrera Campuzano (now Park El Poblado) and called Villa de Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria in Medellin, on November 2, 1675 on the site of Anah, which currently corresponds to the city center (center-east); over the years he gave the date of founding the second, but in Decree 17 of 1966 honorable city council decreed as the official date of the March 2, 1616 9 In 1826 it was designated capital of Antioquia, title Santa Fe de Antioquia held since colonial times. During the nineteenth century, Medellin was developed as a dynamic center of commerce, first exporting gold, and then goods from the industrialization of the city.

As departmental capital, Medellin houses the headquarters of the Government of Antioquia, the Departmental Assembly, the Superior Court of the District of Medellin, the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Aburrá Valley and the Attorney General, as well as various public companies, institutions and government agencies Colombian. As a financial, commercial and industrial center is home to national and international companies in sectors such as textiles, garments, metalworking, energy, financial, health, telecommunications, construction, automotive, and food, among others.10

In 2013 it was chosen as the most innovative city in the world within the City of the Year contest, organized by The Wall Street Journal and Citigroup; to choose this title, an international jury chose Medellin and two other cities as finalists; the final decision was taken by a survey open to the public for Internet.11 December 13 It is considered a global city such as "sufficient"

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