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Medellin

  1. 1. WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT MEDELLIN?<br />Agenda<br />Introduction<br />Location<br />Weather<br />Transportation<br />Food and restaurants<br />Places and Tourism<br />Events and festival<br />What could you do in Medellin?<br />INTRODUCTION:<br />Medellin is one of the most beautiful cities, it is the second largest city in Colombia, it is in the aburra valley..<br />It Is one of the cities that has a great economic activity and it has a good tourism moment in the country,<br />Medellin is important for the country because of its universities, commerce, industries, science, health services, flower-growing and festivals<br />WEATHER<br />Medellin has a tropical weather. Its Temperature ranges from 15 to 30 °C<br />Because of the pleasant springlike climate all year, Medellín is known as 'La<br />Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera' (the eternal spring city)<br />TRANSPORTATION<br />The city's public transportation system includes buses, taxis, and an urban train “the Metro of Medellín”. The Metro connects the cities of Medellin,  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itag%C3%BC%C3%AD" o "Itagüí" Itagüí, HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envigado" o "Envigado"Envigado and Bello.<br />Medellin is the only city in Colombia with two airports. One of them, The José María Córdoba International Airport that is located in  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rionegro" o "Rionegro" Rionegro, the other one is the Olaya Herrera airport.<br />FOOD AND RESTAURANTS<br />Medellin has a great variety of food and restaurants. The main meal is the bandeja paisa; it is also very traditional the arepa which is made with corn.<br />Medellin has a variety of restaurants mainly in Poblado, Palmas Avenue, and Nutibara Avenue. You could find typical, international and specialized food.<br />PLACES AND TOURISM<br />The city has lot of places, parks and museums. There are places for the culture, education and recreation <br />When you visit Medellin you must go to the following places:<br />Lleras park<br />Los pies descalzos park<br />The wishes park<br />Pueblito paisa:  it is a replica of a typical Antioquia’s village, it’s completed full of handicraft shops.<br />Botero plaza: it is has a lot of art works by Fernando Botero, the internationally known sculptor from Medellin who specializes in oversized human figures. More of his works are in the Museum of Antioquia.<br />Explora park<br />Botanical garden: it has an annual orchid exposition in the Orquideorama.<br />EVENTS AND FESTIVALS<br />The three biggest events in Medellin each year are:<br />The Annual Flower Festival: A 53 year old tradition in Medellin that lasts for 10 days.  Vintage cars parade, horses’ parade, art expositions, crafts, concerts, botanical and orchid expositions and more.  The whole city is in party mode for the entire time<br />The Annual Christmas Lighting: Medellin River, La Playa Avenue, Nutibara Hill and other parts of the city put together one of the most spectacular light presentations in the world.  Every year the theme changes. There are reviewing stands all along the river where the largest expositions are opened to the public.<br />Colombiamoda International Fashion Show: An event made for the Medellin’s textile industry.<br />

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