The Medellin Graffiti Tour
The Medellin Graffiti Tour takes you through Medellin’s Comuna 13, formerly known as one of Colombia’s most dangerous barrios (neighbourhoods). These days the safety situation has improved dramatically and Comuna 13 is now internationally renowned as an example of how innovative urban regeneration projects can be used to transform and revitalize communities.
– Comuna 13 Social Transformation –
On this tour you will learn how the government tackled the crime and drug gangs head on and how music and art has influenced the transformation of this community. We’ll climb the electric escalators, enjoy the stunning panorama of Medellin and even have the chance to try some local Medellin street food along the way.
The Medellin Graffiti Tour is brought to you by Jeihhco and the other co-founders of Casa Kolacho, community leaders and artists who together promote a message of peace through education, hip hop music, graffiti, breakdance and DJ’ing. Casa Kolacho artists are responsible for over 90% of the graffiti art that you’ll see in Comuna 13. Operating without government funding the founding partners all work on a voluntarily basis. By joining us on the Medellin Graffiti Tour you are directly helping to support the work of Casa Kolacho and the hundreds of students that they teach.
The tour is conducted in Spanish by the members of Casa Kolacho and you will also be accompanied by a bilingual tour guide who will provide additional historical and cultural context as well as English translation. The tour departs in all weather conditions.
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