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Pueblito Paisa

Take a trip back in time to a replica of a typical old town from the region with a stunning view of the new city.

Pueblito Paisa is a quaint model of an archetypal town from the state of Antioquia. Its proportions, features and ambience are based on how a small village would have felt at the turn of the 20th century. The replica incorporates a church and a stone fountain in the main square. Many locals and travelers visit the site to evoke a time before large cities. They are, however, reminded of the metropolis of Medellin with a picturesque panoramic view of the city and its surrounding mountains. The area’s name translates as Little Antioquian Town, using the nickname Paisa to describe the people of the state.

Admire the brown-and-white church in the center of the town. There are painted crosses either side of the large wooden door. Take a look around the quaint parsonage and its gardens. Stroll around the cobblestone plaza. The main centerpiece is a pleasant fountain surrounded by plants. Browse the market stalls and vendors selling everything from clothing and jewelry to electric accessories and souvenirs. Peruse charming shops with white-and-green painted façades. Dine at one of the many small restaurants that serve traditional food, such as fried chicken and beans, in Pueblito Paisa. You could also try the famous local specialty, Bandeja Paisa (Antioquia Platter). It contains ground meat, fried pork rinds, fried egg, plantain and black pudding.

Locate the viewpoint, which consists of a large platform with spectacular views either side. Use the binoculars to pinpoint tourist attractions, such as the affluent Poblado area. Marvel at the panorama of the city of Medellin below. The view is better at dusk, as you can see an array of colors in the sky. It is an ideal spot from which to take photos of the city and its surrounding countryside, which consists of hills and mountains.

The site was constructed in 1978. There is a large parking lot with a small fee. There is no entrance fee to walk around the model town.

The area is located downtown at the top of the Cerro Nutibara hill. It is a few blocks to the west of the Medellin River. Ride the subway to the Exposiciones station on the other side of the river.

Popular Activities at Pueblito Paisa

Give yourself plenty of time at Pueblito Paisa. Here are some of the most popular things to do:

Do you want to make your visit a bit more special? A Medellin Grand City Tour and a Medellin City Tour are both worth considering.

Check out our Medellin things to do page to discover many more activities while you're in the area.


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Dann Carlton Medellin Hotel $73
Reviewed on May 12, 2019
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Dann Carlton Medellin Hotel

Dann Carlton Medellin Hotel

Carrera 43a No.7-50, Avenida El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0

    The property is beautiful! Gorgeous pool, beautiful lobby, the rooms are spotless and the view is excellent! Service is impeccable here. I will definitely come back on my next visit here !

    Viaggio Medellín Grand Select $61
    Reviewed on May 1, 2019
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    Viaggio Medellín Grand Select

    Viaggio Medellín Grand Select

    Carrera 43 No 14 - 81, Medellin
       
      4.3 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0

      The breakfast was bomb and so was the views and the cleaning people dida great job. loved this hotel

      Hotel Dann Carlton Belfort Medellin $57
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      Hotel Dann Carlton Belfort Medellin

      Hotel Dann Carlton Belfort Medellin

      Calle 17 No. 40 B 300, Medellin, Antioquia
         
        4.0 of 5
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        The hospitality oriented customer service. Overall, the kindness.

        Hotel Dorado La 70 $48
        Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
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        Hotel Dorado La 70

        Hotel Dorado La 70

        Carrera 70 No 44 B-66, Laureles, Medellin
           
          4.2 of 5
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          The hotel is in a central location to everything including transportation

          Terra Biohotel $55
          Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
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          Terra Biohotel

          Terra Biohotel

          Calle 35 No. 64 A-92, Medellin
             
            4.7 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Nice facility, great rooms. Not a great selection of food from the kitchen, breakfast is average. Some things I tried to order off the menu weren’t available.

            Hotel Parque Del Rio $53
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            Hotel Parque Del Rio

            Hotel Parque Del Rio

            Carrera 63a No. 34 38, Medellin
               
              4.8 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Although the staff was pleasant and tried to help the hotel have a VERY BAD ant and roach problem.

              NH Collection Medellín Royal $67
              Reviewed on May 17, 2019
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              NH Collection Medellín Royal

              NH Collection Medellín Royal

              Carrera 42 No 5 Sur 130, El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia
                 
                4.4 of 5
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                Never had an issue ! Always great , outstanding service ! Great location. Sheets and pillow are great, for those who care of course.

                Hotel Medellin 33
                Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
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                Hotel Medellin 33

                Carrera 65 No 33-24, Medellin
                   
                  3.8 of 5
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