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 “Valle de Aburrá” 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 “City of the Year” contest, organized by the Wall Street Journal and the CitiGroup, because of its rapid growth in infrastructure, entrepreneurship, society, art and culture.
The capital of Antioquia is also recognized for its public transport system METRO. This articulated system connects the entire city thanks to the wide variety of buses, light rails, public bicycles, subway routes (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. Know them.
In the last decade, the city has focused on tourism and the knowledge economy through the creation of tourism, innovation and entrepreneurship centers, for which the city earned the title “world innovation hub” in 2017, awarded by the Australian agency “2ThinkNow” and, later, in 2018 as the most popular booming destination in South America, awarded by Tripadvisor at the annual Travelers Choice awards.