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Medellin is an interesting city.
It’s not beautiful in the typical sense like Paris or Rome, but there is still plenty to see. I spent six months living and working in this up-and-coming mecca for digital nomads and found a lot of hidden beauty below the surface.
The unique energy around Medellin lends itself well to street art and interesting architecture and of course, the city of eternal spring had beautiful parks blooming all year round.
For anyone looking for the best Instagram spots around Medellin, this list will send you down the right path. Pick out your favorites and then use my guide to learn exactly how to visit them and even group some together into a single visit!
If you want to capture Colombia on camera, begin with this list of 16 stunning Instagram spots around Medellin!
Arenales Waterfall – Learn More
Medellin Cable Car – Learn More
Street Art – taken on Carrera 37
Parque Salado – Learn More
Paragliding at San Felix – Learn More
Rooftop of Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture
Parque Arvi – Learn More
Parque Piedras Blancas – Learn More
Guatape – Day trip from Medellin – Learn More
El Penon Rock – Day trip to Guatape – Learn More
Ruins of Pablo Escobar’s Mansion – Guatape – Learn More
Santa Fe de Antioquia – day trip from Medellin – Learn More
Bonus Instagram Spots Around Medellin…
If you’re looking for some harder to access (but even more stunning) Instagram spots around Medellin don’t miss these two picturesque places as well!
Stay in a penthouse in Medellin – Learn More
Jardin, Colombia – An idyllic weekend escape from Medellin – Learn More
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception – Jardin, Colombia – Learn More
Tips to Visit the Instagram Spots Around Medellin
I know this is a long list and you may feel a little overwhelmed about where to start, so I’ve got some extra tips. Combine these Instagram spots around Medellin to efficiently capture your favorites!
- Medellin Cable Car
- Parque Piedras Blancas
- Parque Arvi
- Parque Botero
- Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture
- Medellin Street Art
Day Trip to Guatape
- El Penon Rock
- Town of Guatape
- Pable Escobar’s Mansion
Weekend Trip to Jardin
- Town of Jardin
- Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Stand Alone Instagram Spots
- Arenales Waterfall (half-day hike)
- Parque Salado
- A penthouse stay
- Paragliding at San Felix (half-day trip)
- Santa Fe de Antioquia (full-day trip)
Ready to go? Use Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights to Medellin and then explore accommodation like unique stays on Airbnb or the top-rated hotels on Booking.com to plan the perfect night, weekend, or long-term stay in the city.
This article is part of the Marvelous Medellin series. Read the rest below:
Then, explore the complete Colombia series for more tips on what to see, do, eat, drink, and discover in the country.
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