Pablo Escobar & New Medellín Tour Highlights:
You would be hard pressed to read an article, blog entry or forum anywhere in the world that did not mention Pablo Escobar`s association with Medellin Colombia`s history. He was a notorious drug lord, criminal and killer. It was a period in Medellin`s history that most locals would prefer to forget. He was listed in Forbes magazine as the 7th richest man in the world, he was elected to the house of representatives, he once offered to pay Colombia`s national debt of 26 billion dollars in exchange for immunity from prosecution, he built his own lavish luxury home to serve as his jail cell, he put out bounties on Colombian policemen and he died in a hail of bullets after being tracked down by the Colombian military, US DEA and other agencies.
With Medellin City Services® you will learn about his extensive cocaine operation and visit four significant locations: his humble barrio growing up and home of his private prison, the Monaco Building where Pablo was once attacked, the house where he was killed and his final resting place next to the black widow, Griselda Blanco. Furthermore, learn from a local how it was like during those rough days and what the city experienced in order to become one of the most innovative cities on earth and one of the most resilient according to the Rockefeller Foundation.
TERMS OF SERVICE:
We reserve the right to refuse users under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
No age restrictions
Wear comfortable walking shoes, casual clothes, bring camera.