Sunday, April 12, 2015

Comuna 13 Neighbourhood Tour

Todd's Travels went to Comuna 13 in Medellín, Colombia earlier this week, it was absolutely fascinating. Thanks to @luisbarretophotos for the photo.
Thanks to Luis Barreto for the photo - check out his professional site or his Instagram @luisbarretophotos, his photos are unreal.

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to finally go see Comuna 13's Electric Escalators. I had planned to go see them the last round I was in Medellin but as per, with my grand and overambitious plans, I didn't get to see them.

This time round I was going to see them and I was so glad I did.

Comuna 13's Electric Escalators in Medellín, Colombia have to be seen.

It was absolutely amazing. The colour and the murals and the innovation and everything just goes to show that you only need to put in a little bit of investment and time to reap big rewards. Obviously not everything is completely hunkydory, even now, but when you heard stories of what it was like then and see how it is now, the difference is huge.

This South America Street Art Mural in Comuna 13 Medellin, Colombia has got to be my favourite.
Colourful buildings, Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia.
Graffiti in Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia.
Graffiti in Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia
Graffiti in Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia.
Thanks to Couchsurfing, we got to explore the electric escalators of comuna 13 in Medellín, Colombia.

I was inspired and snappy-happy when I got to wander around Comuna 13 thanks to a tour organised on Couchsurfing (it may have changed but there are still people who embody the Couchsurfing spirit) that it pushed me to finally enter into the foray of vlogging. It helps when you have such a fascinating subject matter. So, sit back and relax, for once, I will let the pictures (and my fine self) do the talking.

Have you been to Comuna 13? Have you done a neighbourhood tour before?


  1. Wow, the street art is gorgeous.

  2. Colombia has some amazing street art. I'm told Bogotá is the best for street art which I'll hopefully see in two weeks time. But yeah Comuna 13 is beautiful and it's incredible the development they've done there.