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Medellín is located in the Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains in South America. According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics, the city has an estimated population of 2.5 million as of 2017. It is a trading, industrial, and technological development epicenter in the country. It has 41 higher education institutions and is recognized for its leadership in ﬁnances, banking, services, politics, science, art, culture, communications, fashion, and enjoyment.
6°14’ 41” N 75°34’ 29” O
380,64 km2 (146.97 sq mi)
Warm year-round with few temperature extremes
Colombian peso (COP)
1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level
Metro Cable stations
The Caribbean Station is the sixth station of the Medellin Metro from north to south, it serves the lines A and C and is located in the northern part of the municipality of Medellín, being the third metro station within the territory of the municipality that owns the greater number of stations within the Metropolitan Area at present.
The Tercentenary Station is the fifth station of the Medellin Metro Line A from north to south and is located in the northern part of the municipality of Medellin, being the second station within the territory of the municipality that has the largest number of stations within the Area Metropolitan today.
The station is located in an important industrial area in the north of the Metropolitan Area and important roads such as the Autopista Norte that leads to the Caribbean coast of Colombia and from which the Medellin-Bogotá highway can be seen a few meters from the station. to populations of Eastern Antioquia like Guarne, Rionegro, José María Córdova International Airport, Guatapé Dam and Piedra del Peñol. From the station to the east you can access the popular neighborhood (south east of Bello) and surrounding regions and west to the district of Las Cabañas and the entire south west of Bello. The Station is named after the ravine that serves as the natural boundary between the cities of Medellín and Bello: Quebrada La Madera.
The Andalusia Station is the second station of the K line of the Medellin Metro. It is located in the Northeast of the municipality of Medellín.
The intermediate station of the K Line that leads to the sector of Santo Domingo (Northeast of the city) through the MetroCable.
The Popular Station is the Third station of the K Metro line of Medellín. It is located in the northeast of the municipality of Medellín. The intermediate station of the K Line that leads to the sector of Santo Domingo (Northeast of the city) through the MetroCable.
Santo Domingo Station
The Santo Domingo Savio station is the fourth and last station of the K line of the Medellín Metro, and the first one of the L line. It is located in the northeastern part of the municipality of Medellín.
This station of the K line was inaugurated on July 30, 2004, thanks to a new system of ropeway cablecars called MetroCable. In 2010 the L line was inaugurated, which continues from this station to the Arví Ecotourism Park.
The Cisneros Station is the second of the B line of the Medellin Metro from the center to the west, named after the nearby Plaza de Cisneros and in turn the Cuban engineer Francisco Javier Cisneros.
The Stadium Station is the fourth station on Line B of the Medellin Metro from the west center located on the south side of the La Hueso Gorge, in Laureles - Stadium.
Floresta Station is the fifth of Line B of the Medellín Metro from the center to the west and the third in the opposite direction. Located on the edge of the Laureles Communes - Stadium with La América at the intersection of Carrera 80 and Quebrada La Hueso, it has only one integrated route, the 250-I, which goes north to 92nd Street, including its route the headquarters of the National University of Colombia and its Faculty of Mines. In its access is the Virgin Our Lady of Sorrows mosaic.
Santa Lucía Station
Santa Lucia Station is the sixth station on line B of the Medellín Metro from the center to the west and the second in the opposite direction. It is located in the Santa Lucía neighborhood, west of the city of Medellín.
San Javier Station
San Javier Station is the seventh and last station of line B of the Medellín Metro, as well as the first one of line J. It is located in the most western zone of the city and is the only one on line B whose passage is level.
It was inaugurated in 1996, In 2008 it underwent an expansion and remodeling process to connect it with the new J line or Metrocable Nuevo Occidente.
It is an intermediate station of the MetroCable of Nuevo Occidente, located on the "J" Line of the Massive Transport System of the Aburrá Valley (Medellin Metro), This MetroCable station covers, the communes 13 (San Javier) and 7 (Robledo) , and the corregimiento of San Cristóbal.
Juan XIII Station
It is an intermediate station of the MetroCable of Nuevo Occidente, located on the "J" Line of the Massive Transportation System of the Aburrá Valley (Medellin Metro), This MetroCable station includes, the communes 13 (San Javier) and 7 (Robledo) .
La Aurora Station
La Aurora Station is the third station on the J Metro line in Medellin. It is located in the corregimiento of San Cristóbal (Medellín).
It is the last station on Line J that leads to the sector of La Aurora and Villa Suramericana (Northwest of the city) through the MetroCable. Aurora does not have integrated routes.
The station is located in the southern center of the municipality of Medellín, owes its name to the proximity to the Medellin Exhibition Center, and is the first on the line (from south to north) that is not located next to the Medellín River.
Buses and minibuses depart from the station to the south of Antioquia, as the municipalities of El Retiro, La Ceja and La Union. In the same way, some routes lead to the Intermunicipal Transport South Terminal, from which lines leave to the south of the department and the country, such as the cities of Armenia, Manizales, Pereira, Cali, Popayán and Pasto.
The Industrial Station is the fourteenth station of the Medellín Metro and the sixth of the Line A from the south is one of the 3 transfer stations to Metropolús bus lines 1 and 2.
The Poblado Station is a Metro station in Medellín that provides service to Metro Line A, it receives its name from the sector in which it is located.
The station, adjacent to the Jaime Isaza Cadavid Polytechnic, is located near Calle 10, a road that crosses the city from east to west and connects El Poblado with Guayabal, Olaya Herrera Airport and La Terminal Del Sur, and adjacent to the South Highway that leads to the Southwest of the country.
This station was inaugurated in 1996, it is the eighteenth station of Line A of the Metro of Medellín to the south and the fourth in the opposite direction, it is contiguous to the Autopista Sur that leads to the southwest of the country.
The Ayurá Station is the seventeenth station of Metro Line A of Medellín to the south and the fifth station in the opposite direction, was inaugurated in 1996.
The Aguacatala Station is the sixteenth station of Metro Line A of Medellín to the south and the sixth station in the opposite direction.
The station is located near the Liquor Factory of Antioquia and is adjacent to the Medellín River. In addition, it is close to the La Aguacatala Road Exchange and the headquarters of EAFIT University. It is the last station of the Medellin Metro within the territory of the municipality of Medellín, and is located in the industrial zone of the city.
Acevedo Station is the fourth Metro station in Medellin on line A and the first on line K. It is located in the northernmost part of the municipality of Medellín and very close to the natural boundary with the municipality of Bello. It is the first Metro station within the territory of the municipality that has the largest number of stations within the Metropolitan Area at present.
Parque Berrío Station
The station honors the Berrio Park in which it is located. In that park, the growth of the city began, although its layout has changed over the decades. Also, the station communicates with the headquarters of the Remington University Corporation, the Church of Veracruz and the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria.
San Antonio Station
San Antonio Station is a transfer station of the Medellin Metro between lines A (south-north), B (east-west) and TA. It owes its name to the church of San Antonio, which also gives its name to the sector and the Plaza de San Antonio.
The Alpujarra Station is the twelfth station of Line A of the Medellín Metro from north to south. It is located in the center of the municipality of Medellín and is adjacent to the La Alpujarra Administrative Center, from which it receives its name, as well as the Intelligent Building, the Interactive Museum, the Barefoot Park, the Metropolitan Theater, the EPM Library, and the Plaza de Cisneros.
The Universidad Station is the seventh station on line A of the Medellin Metro. It is located in the eastern part of the municipality of Medellín and is the fourth within its territory. The station is in an area of great student, cultural and scientific importance and in a place of great confluence of routes to different points of the city due precisely to the presence of the first university of the department: the University of Antioquia.
There are two airports in Medellín, the Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH), mainly for regional or domestic flights, and the José María Córdova (MDE), especially for international flights and from where most travelers arrive to the city. In the case of the EOH, it is located next to the South Terminal of Medellín, about 10 minutes from the Town, an area located in the center and one of the places of obligatory passage for all the travelers who want to know one of the areas with more atmosphere of the city.
The MDE also known as Rionegro (because it is located in the municipality) is outside the city, being more expensive and especially needing much more time to get there. In any case arriving or leaving José María Córdova is not complicated and can be done in several ways depending on the need of each pocket and the amount of time available. Then we will show you 2 different possibilities or travel styles:
The authorized bus company to Medellín is Combuses S.A.
Rate: $9.500 COP
- Airport - San Diego.
- Airport - Downtown.
Towards Rionegro the authorized company is TUR.
Rate: $2.350 COP
The authorized transport companies are:
Cordova Rionegro Fleet, Combuses, Rionegro Medellin Rapid Transit, La Ceja United Transportation, Aerotaxi, Chachafruto, TUR and Copetaxi Transports.
To Medellín............................... $70.000 COP
To Envigado............................. $75.000 COP
To Itagüí.................................... $80.000 COP
To Bello..................................... $75.000 COP