If you are in Medellin and you have run out of ideas about where to go or the money to go out for a rumba, we tell you that the city has lots of plans where you will not have to spend a peso. Enjoy these free plans and share with your friends and family in outdoor activities in Medellin.


Plaza Botero

It contains the largest exhibition of outdoor sculptures in the world of the Antioquian artist Fernando Botero. There are 23 monumental works donated by the master that make this place one of the main references of the city and an icon of artistic expression.

The Plaza, also known as Parque de las Esculturas, has an area of approximately 7,500 square meters and is surrounded by the Museum of Antioquia and the Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe, a must for visitors that are looking after outdoor activities in Medellin.

Museo de Antioquia

Founded in 1881, it is the first museum that was founded in the department of Antioquia and the second that opened its doors in Colombia. In its rooms, more than 5,000 pieces are exhibited, covering all periods of history and the artistic expressions of Antioquia and Colombia, as well as temporary and itinerant exhibitions of national and foreign artists. The artist Fernando Botero, great patron of the museum, has a permanent collection of 188 works of oil, drawings and sculptures in various formats.

Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe

The majesty of this neoclassical Gothic building, designed and built by the Belgian architect Agustín Goovaerts between 1929 and 1937, is part of the cultural and patrimonial complex of Medellin.

It is currently the headquarters of the Institute of Culture and Heritage of Antioquia and houses treasures such as the Historical Archive of Antioquia, the Departmental Music Library Hernán Restrepo Duque, the Musical Documentation Center, among others.

In the dome of the Palace activities such as “Cinema in the dome”, an initiative of the Institute to promote reflection and knowledge through film language, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., free admission. An outdoor activities in Medellin for the whole family.

Parque Arví

It is the only park in Colombia and the third destination of the country Certificate in Sustainability. An open park with about 2,000 hectares of cloud forests. Arví Park has ecological and pre-Hispanic trails full of history and tradition, picnic areas and trails, an important habitat for flora and fauna species such as mosses, fungi, frogs, birds and butterflies.

Those who visit it will be able to go hiking, cycle walks, tours through tradition, silletera culture and the silleteras farms. Ideal place to make bird sightings.

Parque Explora

It has the largest freshwater aquarium in South America where more than 400 species coexist, such as pirarucus, anemones, fish, tiger fish, among others; besides a vivarium with 16 species among amphibians, reptiles and arthropods, which make this place a center for the diffusion and promotion of science and technology.

This park offers its visitors interactive rooms, an auditorium for 3D projections, a children’s room and a temporary exhibition hall. Those who go through it have the opportunity to experiment, to learn while having fun and to build a knowledge that enables the development and well-being of the inhabitants and visitors of Medellin. One of the most interesting outdoor activities in Medellin.

Jardín Botánico

It is the largest green lung in the city located within the urban area of Medellin, a living museum of 14 hectares, has more than 400 plants, trees, and more than 1,000 species of fauna and flora of diverse ecosystems, as well as its Visitors will appreciate the Orquideorama José Jerónimo Triana structure made with cultivated wood that forms hexagonal figures that resemble the union of large petals or combs.

This natural refuge has collections of ornamental plants, thematic collections and conservation collections, all with a simple classification to be able to enjoy and learn with the diversity and beauty of its flora. It is also an excellent place for rest and meeting.