Is Comuna 13 safe at night?

A local observes a group of tourists in front of his house in Comuna 13. It’s perfectly safe to visit Comuna 13 during daylight hours. But just like the rest of Medellin, it’s not recommended to walk around after dark.

Can you go to Comuna 13 by yourself?

You can visit Comuna 13 alone. There are no barriers or people stopping you and you’d probably be safe as well, at least during the day. You are definitely safer with a tour guide but the main reason I would choose a tour is that it is fascinating to hear the story of Comuna 13.

How many people died in Comuna 13?

During the first week of the raid, at least 18 people were killed, 34 wounded and almost 250 arrested in Comuna 13. The neighborhood’s 100,000 residents were caught in the crossfire, resulting in arbitrary detentions, disappearances, and hundreds of injuries.

What is the crime rate in Medellin Colombia?

Crime rates in Medellin, Colombia

Level of crime 65.20 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs 64.55 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 56.17 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 62.91 High
Problem corruption and bribery 71.55 High

What is Comuna?

comuna f (plural comunas) (government) commune (municipality-level subdivision in some countries) commune (small rural community whose members share ownership of property) a group of people who share an ideology and work together.

What is a commune in Medellin?

The urban area of Medellín, Colombia is divided into six zones, which in turn are divided into 16 communes. Communes are then divided into neighborhoods (Spanish: barrios) and institutional areas. The rural areas of Medellín are divided into 5 corregimientos, these in turn are divided into villages.

Is Medellin safe for American tourists?

Generally — yes! Medellin is a safe place for travelers (with a little know-how!). Locals in Medellin helped us create this guide to safety in their hometown. It includes everything from the coronavirus to tips for solo travelers.

Does Medellin get cold?

Medellín’s average annual temperature is 72.5 °F (22.5 °C). The average temperature in the city during the year typically only varies by about 1 °F. During an average day in the city the temperature typically ranges from 63.2 to 82.1 °F (17.4 to 27.8 °C).

Is Medellin safer than New Orleans?

Yes, Medellin was once infamously dangerous — it was even once known as the most dangerous city in the world! In fact, Medellin’s 82% decline in violent crime means that the city is now safer than New Orleans.

What makes life in Medellin’s Comuna 13 so special?

New infrastructure, including a metro cable and six outdoor escalators, has made life in Comuna 13 a whole lot easier for residents and opened the area up to tourists like never before. A pedestrian area lined with street art in Comuna 13, Medellin. Many people view Comuna 13 as a symbol of Medellin’s (and indeed Colombia’s) urban transformation.

What is the poorest neighborhood in Medellin?

The neighborhood of Comuna 13, located on the periphery of Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia, is one of the poorest section of the city.

How long does it take to walk to Comuna 13?

For years, the 12,000 residents of the hilly neighborhood of Comuna 13 used to climb hundreds of large steps, the equivalent of 28 stories, to get from the city center to their homes. The arduous 30-minute walk has now been cut short to a five-minute ride, with the installation of an urban escalator system in 2011.

What happened to Comuna 13?

The area is no longer known for gang violence, police raids, cartels and illegal trafficking. These days, Comuna 13 is more readily associated with graffiti, street art performances and walking tours.