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History and Street Art In Comuna XIII

Medellín, Colombia

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Experience hosted by Sergio Andrés

2.5 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Our tour guides have lived there for their entire life. They are the best at this.
Come to see the transformation of the community from the perspective of a local.
Thanks to street art we have been able to show the best of our neighborhood to citizens from all over the world, be one of them.

What we will do:

-We will start this adventure in San Javier one of the 3 places we will visit in Comuna 13
-We will visit one of the memorials in Comuna 13
-We will be in Independencia # 1 for a while talking about how the hip hop culture has helped to change this place
-We will go to Independencia # 2 (the last stop) to see more graffitis and learn about their meanings
-You will be able to practice your skills as a graffiti artist, we will provide all you need!
Other things to note
Recommendations

-Wear comfortable shoes
-Bring water with you
-Do not leave the group
-Ask a lot we want to answer everything!
-Leaving a phone number with international format to communicate with you will be very useful.
Our tour guides have lived there for their entire life. They are the best at this.
Come to see the transformation of the community from the perspective of a local.
Thanks to street art we have been able to show the best of our neighborhood to citizens from all over the world, be one of them.

What we will do:

-We will start this adventure in San Javier one of the 3 places we will visit in Comuna 13
-We will vi…

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What's included

  • Transport
    We will pick you up in San Javier metro station and will take you there aga...
  • Equipment
    Spraypaint
From £9
/ person
Sat, 23 Jan
10:00 - 12:30
£11 per person
£11 per person
Sat, 23 Jan
13:30 - 16:00
£11 per person
£11 per person
Sun, 24 Jan
10:00 - 12:30
£11 per person
£11 per person

Meet your host, Sergio Andrés

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi there!
My name is Sergio and I was born and raised in this place. This makes me able to tell you more than any other!
I know every single corner of this place, I can take you to places that a few people know. I want to offer a unique experience for you not only a tour that's why I am the best on this.
I have been guiding for at least 2 years and I have to say that I have grown a lot on this.
I am not alone on this adventure I have the pleasure to work with Evelin who also lives in Comuna 13 and also saw all the transformation that we are living today. She has been working next to me since 03/19.
I want you to know that a part of the resources I get with this is going to help hundreds and in the future thousands of people in this community.

Come and get to know the social projects I am developing and the ones I want to in the future
Hi there!
My name is Sergio and I was born and raised in this place. This makes me able to tell you more than any other!
I know every single corner of this place, I can take you to places that a few people know. I want to offer a unique experience for you not only a tour that's why I am the best on this.
I have been guiding for at least 2 years and I have to say that I have grown a lot on this.
I am not alone on this adventure I have the pleasure to work with Evelin who als…
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About the organisation: Insiders Foundation



We are a group of people living in Сomuna 13 who dreamed of creating a tourism company. Then we realized that our goal went beyond just bringing tourists to know new places. We understood that we could use tourism as a way to bring social development to our community, so now we have a foundation that is willing to always help those who need it most.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Insiders Foundation.

Where you'll be

-San Javier:
We will get to know about the origins of the place and we will see one of the memorials we have in Comuna 13
-Independencia #1:
We will talk about how graffiti has helped to change this place
-Independencia #2:
We will see lots of graffitis with different meanings related to this place

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Stephanie
January 2021
I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Serg, was engaging and passionate about sharing his knowledge about his country and community. I learned so much about Comuna 13 and the people that make it so special. I will definitely be booking this tour again once I return to the beautiful country that is Colombia.
I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Serg, was engaging and passionate about sharing his knowledge about his country and community. I learned so much about Comuna 13 and t…
Elizabeth
January 2021
Super recomendado, Segio y Evlelyn super atentos, y a pesar de las restricciones que tuvo la ciudad el fin de semana, logramos reprogramarlo sin problema y con mucha flexibilidad. Adicional a eso vale la pena escuchar la historia de resiliencia de la comuna, ellos (Sergio y Evelyn) por haber nacido y haberse criado en el sector son las mejores e indicadas personas para describir tal transformación del lugar. Muchas gracias, solo palabras de agradecimiento y los felicito por tan bonito crecimiento que han tenido en el sector.
Super recomendado, Segio y Evlelyn super atentos, y a pesar de las restricciones que tuvo la ciudad el fin de semana, logramos reprogramarlo sin problema y con mucha flexibilidad.…
Karan
December 2020
I'm not sure what was better, the tour or the host?! Sergio shows you that there is more to this place than just the graffiti. There is real history with real people and Sergio knows how to share it. Taking you through the Comuna, he shares interesting stories of it's past and how the people are building for the future. His passion, storytelling and personality made this the best tour during my trip. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to hear the true story of Comuna 13 from someone whos was born there and is still committed to making sure he gives back to his people. A truly unique experience. Thank you!
I'm not sure what was better, the tour or the host?! Sergio shows you that there is more to this place than just the graffiti. There is real history with real people and Sergio kno…
Carolina
November 2020
Increíble y única la experiencia que vives con Sergio el guía , se le nota muchísimo el amor y la pasión que tiene por la comuna 13, maneja el tema a la perfección y te hace sentir como.un local más mostrándote tanto el lado turístico como nuevos lugares donde no llegan otros Tours. Excelente manejo de grupos y uno se siente tranquilo completamente de ir con él. Responde todas las preguntas y cumplio mis expectativas más que al 100%!!!! Deben vivir esta gran experiencia con Sergio, el mejor guía para este tour , completa explicación de historia, vivencias propias, graffitis, lugares icónicos y experiencias.
Increíble y única la experiencia que vives con Sergio el guía , se le nota muchísimo el amor y la pasión que tiene por la comuna 13, maneja el tema a la perfección y te hace sentir…
James
November 2020
Absolutely brilliant. I've done a couple of tours in Comuna 13, Sergio's knowledge, passion, local experience, sense of humour, and English ability all set him and his tour apart. Really really recommend. GET ON IT! :)
Chris
March 2020
This tour was simply great! Sergio is an amazing guy and guide. He knows what he is talking about and does so with a lot of passion and heart for the community. He takes you to the standard tourist places but also a bit off the beaten track, which makes it more special. You get a good idea on what it is like in Comuna 13. And above all, the money we pay is used for the foundation, making this area a better place and inspiring kids to use their talents in a positive way so that they get a brighter future! Long story short: the best!
This tour was simply great! Sergio is an amazing guy and guide. He knows what he is talking about and does so with a lot of passion and heart for the community. He takes you to the…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Comfortable shoes