Medellín, an innovative and artistic city
Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. It is located in the center of the Aburrá Valley and has a population of 3,750,000 inhabitants. The city has an average temperature of 24 ° C throughout the year, which is why it is known as "the city of eternal spring."
In 2013 it received the award for the most innovative city in the world in the contest "The City of the Year", organized by the Wall Street Journal and the CitiGroup;was awarded for its rapid growth in infrastructure, entrepreneurship, society, art and culture.
The capital of Antioquia is also known for its METRO public transport system. This articulated system connects the entire city thanks to the great variety of bus routes, trams, public bicycles, subways (it is the only city in the country with this system) and cable cars, called metrocable, which have been the first in the world to be used as public transport throughout the year. Get to know them.
In the last decade, the city has focused on tourism and the knowledge economy through the creation of tourist centers, innovation and entrepreneurship, which earned it in 2017 the title "global innovation hub"Granted by the Australian agency"2ThinkNow”And, subsequently, in 2018 as the most popular booming destination in South America, awarded byTripadvisor at the annual awards Travellers Choice.