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Venue and accommodation

Medellin

General information: The city is safe, busy and beautiful. It is the second largest city of Colombia in the central region of the Andes Mountain at an elevation of about 1500 meters (4900 feet). It is quickly developing and becoming more and more attractive for tourists, business partners and cultural events from all over the world.

 

You can see it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-OD3KaVHSE

 

Temperature all year around is 25-33 C during the day, 18-23 C at night.

 

Currency: Colombian Peso (COP) (1 USD=3000 COP; 1 Euro=3300 COP)

 

Language: Spanish

 

How to arrive:

1.  From José María Córdova International Airport (MDE):

José María Córdova International Airoport is located in the City of Rionegro, 45 minutes away from the city of Medellín.

The easiest way to arrive to the city is by taxi:

Aerotaxi (White): 60 000 peso http://www.aerotaxi.co/,

Uber: 65-75 000 peso

Cabify: 65 – 75 000 peso

 

Shuttle (buses and mini buses, Combuses):  9000 peso  https://www.facebook.com/Aeropuerto-combuses-712819882145813/

 

2.  Medellin City airport EOH (for example, from Bogotá by Satena)

 

City taxis (yellow) by meter inside the taxi (till the UPB university would be around 7 000 peso)

Uber

Cabify

 

The central campus of the University Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is located in the neighborhood Laureles. It has three gates: at Nutibara street, at La 70 (setenta) street, at Unicentro (mall). www.upb.edu.co

To arrive to the University, you can take taxi or Uber,

buses  - you pay to the driver when entering look for the information about the price (http://tdurand.github.io/mapamedellin/#line/RI193I, http://www.transporteenlinea.com/, http://www.buscaturuta.mx/co/medellin,   application RUTAPP – zona Laureles-Estadio):

Ruta 302 Circular Sur Izquierda – stop at San Juan ave. con la 70 st. – 7 minute walk to the La 70 st. gates

Ruta 304 Comercial Hotelera Derecha – stop at the U.P.B. la 70 st. and Unicentro

Ruta 190 Laureles Parque – stop at the U.P.B. la 70 st.

Ruta 191 Laureles Exito – stop at the U.P.B. la 70 st.

Ruta 193i Laureles Bolivariana Estación Poblado - at Unicentro

Rutas 192 and 193 Laureles Nogal n 1 and n 2 – at Unicentro

 

metro system – station Estadio (line B) and walk done La 70 street around 10 minutes till the gates of La 70.  Map https://www.metrodemedellin.gov.co/Portals/4/Images/Viajeconnosotros/mapa-esquematico_grande-2.PDF  and of the city with metro system https://www.metrodemedellin.gov.co/Portals/4/Images/Viajeconnosotros/Mapa-ciudad-grande-09-06-2016.jpg

prices - https://www.metrodemedellin.gov.co/Viajeconnosotros/Tarifas.aspx

 

Where to live:

Please use any search engine, but pay attention to the location of the hotel or hostel.

Laureles-Floresta-Estadio (hotels, Airbnb, hostels, BedandBreakfast) or Poblado (hostels, Carrera 35)

 

Where to eat:

Laureles is a great gastronomic location. However, please avoid eating food offered by street vendors.

Some suggestions around la UPB:

Supermarkets:

Exito - Unicentro

Euro and Carulla at Nutibara street

D1 (cash only)

Exito – Mall Laureles

 

Vegetarian – Vegan:


Saludpan (also vegan, raw and gluten free options, restaurant and a store) - https://www.facebook.com/saludpan/

Naturalia - https://www.facebook.com/Naturalia-Caf%C3%A9-337532623087034/

Flora https://www.facebook.com/FLORA-572564892762404/

Uno más uno https://www.facebook.com/FLORA-572564892762404/

Castaña http://www.clubpasaportevip.com/establecimientos-beneficios/Detalle/1569/castana-tienda-sana-y-artesanal

Mundo verde (Unicentro-food court)

Lenteja express http://www.lentejaexpress.com.co/menu.html

Organic stores (see google map for tiendas naturistas, Vita Integral https://www.facebook.com/VitaIntegralMercadoSaludable/ )

 

Italian: Santoro http://restaurantesantoro.com.co/

Korean: Korea House https://www.facebook.com/KoreaHouseMedellin/

Lebanese: Fenicia http://www.feniciacomidaarabe.com/

Colombian: Anything in Unicentro-second floor or cafeterías at the University

Mondongo´s http://mondongos.com.co/medellin-mondongo-s-la-70/36/1283/cod1/

Around Primero and Segundo Parque Laureles, Ave Jardin, Nutibara str. or Carrera 76

Third floor in Unicentro: Crepes and Waffles and Peruvian restaurant

 

Burgers:

The Grill Station Burger Circular 76 # 73B – 17

Chef Burger http://chefburger.com.co/ubicacion?Id=808

 

Cafes:  varios in Unicentro and on campus.

Primer Parque Laureles – around the park, ave Jardin, carrera 73, carrera 76.

Café Revolución https://www.facebook.com/caferevolucionmedellin/

Café Zeppelin https://www.facebook.com/cafezeppelin/

Café Vallejo https://www.facebook.com/cafevallejo/

Café Farolito https://www.facebook.com/cafeelfarolito/

Café Dirato Cq. 2 #73 - 21, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Tea Market https://www.facebook.com/teamarketcolombia/

Repostería Astor https://www.elastor.com.co/puntos.php

 

Bars: for beer or wine please use restaurants and cafés (Better on Nutibara st. and Carrera 76, recommended avoiding bars at and around la 70 st)

Del patio Cq. 2 #70-39

Bario central https://www.facebook.com/barriocentralcafebar/

Café LunAmore https://www.facebook.com/cafelunamore/?fref=ts

 

Poblado: in Parque Lleras – cafés and restaurants

Verdeo (vegan-vegeterian)

Velvet (café, chocolate)

Zeppellin (sándwiches, dinners, coffee, tea, beer)

Nino & Pastino (Italian)

Zorba (vegeterian, pizza, café-bar)

Tea Market – Namaste (tea)

Me late chocolate (coffee, chocolate)

Calle Primavera, Provenza, Calle 8, Carrera 36, 35, 34

 

Shopping centers have good food courts:

Mall Laureles

Unicentro

Oviedo

Santa Fe

Tesoro

Los Molinos

Last modified: 17.11.2016