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This is the Medellín official Guide by Víztaz and the Medellín Mayor's Office

‘Guardian’ Hills

» Nutibara Hill
Cerro Nutibara

Calle 30A No. 55-64
57(4) 260 24 16  - 385 80 17

From below you can see the magnificence of an ecosystem that preserves the natural environment of one of Medellín’s Guardian Hills. From atop, some 260 feet above Antioquia’s capital, the sketch of a city’s history, architecture, nature, and modernity comes alive. The hill was awarded the status of Protected Area in 2009 thanks to the migrant birds that call it home while traversing the Aburrá Valley and the 61 species of wild flora found in its midst. Its 81.5 acres bring together the best of local tradition and offer: open air theater, footpaths, paved roadways, a Sculpture Park, several small plazas, lookouts, restaurants, parking areas, rest areas, and gazebos. And, perched atop the hill, a composite replica of typical Antioquia towns.
Hours: Open daily 5:00 AM to midnight.

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» Cerro El Volador Regional Metropolitan Natural Park
Cerro El Volador

Carrera 65 No. 67-51
57(4) 260 24 16  - 385 80 17

The El Volador Hill contains greenspaces and vegetation of exceptional environmental val-ue to the west central area of the city where it is located. This reserve, cradle of early cultures and set aside to preserve its biodiversity is a place for recreation and outdoor sports, but also ideal for the enjoyment and quiet contemplation of nature. The park, a National Historical and Natural Heritage Site since 1992, combines different spaces and activities of importance to the visitor includ-ing learning about the city’s history, hiking, and bird watching. The area also serves as a lookout from which the visitor can admire Medellín’s transformation.
Hours: Open daily, 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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» Pan de Azúcar or Sugarloaf

Carrera 65 No. 67-51
57(4) 260 24 16  - 385 80 17

Using a little imagination, one can see a mound of sugar when looking at this natural tectonic marvel standing in east-central Medellín. Alongside its lofty 5341 feet rises a site full of history and nature. The view of the city below, the hike through trails traversed by cultures of yesteryear, the tales and traces of indigenous burial grounds, the visit to the ‘Omega’ nursery, the Enduro track, and the hill’s environmental worth are attributes to make this a must-visit spot.

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» El Salvador Hill

Located in Comuna 9, the El Salvador Hill, platform for Medellín’s oldest church and site of Christ the Savior monument, held the first Mass ever celebrated in the city. It stands as a historical and cultural landmark for local generations where the architectural component, represented in multi-sport arenas, bike routes, and restaurants, complement a space shared by modernity and tradition.