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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Photo Album

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  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Wall 2
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Wall 6
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - The Group 1
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Comuna 13
  • Medellin Comuna 13 Peligro
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Preach
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Bus
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour -Posing
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour -Toucan
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Bus Stop 1
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Circle
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Gathered
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - Spraying
  • Medellin Graffiti Tour - In The Streets

Medellin Graffiti Tour Details

Tour Highlights

  • Tour by local coimmunity leaders (most of whom are graffiti or hip hop artists)
  • View examples of Comuna 13 graffiti
  • See Medellin’s outdoor electric escalators
  • Understand the history of social transformation
  • Support local community center Casa Kolacho
  • Try real Medellin street food

Basic Information

  • Departure point: Toucan Café
  • Departure time: 10am (please arrive 20 mins early)
  • Transportation time: Approx. 45 minutes each way
  • Walk details: Really easy hike through the comuna
  • Finish time: about 2-3pm
  • Tours operate with a minimum of 5 people
  • Bring sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, your passport (or a copy), a waterproof jacket or umbrella

What’s Included?

  • Bilingual guide
  • Metro Transportation from Toucan Café

What’s Not Included?

  • Tips & Personal expenses
  • Money to buy souvenirs or street food
  • Activities not mentioned in the description

The Perfect Tour Combo

Medellin Graffiti Tour + Medellin Street Food Tour

Medellin Street Food Tour
Medellin Street Food Tour

The Medellin Graffiti Tour complements perfectly the Medellin Street Food Tour. We highly recommend taking both tours for the most authentic non-touristy Medellin experience available. Schedule & Prices