Photograph by John Coletti, Getty
Travelers are rediscovering once notorious Medellín—one of our Best Trips 2015—and heading to the Colombian city for hot salsa and even hotter tango.
Here, Colombia's only metro system cuts through the vibrant city of Medellín. High-rise buildings soar past the Gothic gingerbread of the old government palace.
Photograph by Heiko Meyer, Iaif/Redux
Colombia's most famous artist, Francisco Botero, is known for his rotund depictions. Plaza Botero in Medellín showcases many of Botero's sculptures.
Photograph by Robert Harding World Imagery/Alamy
Canopied pavilions evoke umbrella trees at the orchid center in Medellín's Botanical Garden, a 35-acre refuge in the city.
Photograph by Hemis/Alamy
A bullfighter gets ready for the corrida, or bullfight, in Medellín's Macarena arena.
Photograph by Fabio Cuttica, Contrasto/Redux
The León de Greiff Library is a centerpiece of one of Medellín's parques biblioteca, or library parks. Previous occupants of the site include a monastery and a jail.
Photograph by Genaro Palacios, VWPics/Redux
Perched on Medellín's Nutibarra Hill, Pueblito Paisa is a replica of a turn-of-the-century Antiqueños town.
Photograph by Kike Calvo, National Geographic Creative
Costumes compete with horticulture at the annual Feria de las Flores in Medellín, which fills the city's streets with flowers and fragrance.
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