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Plaza Mayor

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Fitness Expo 2018

This year, while living in Medellin, i got to experience the fitness expo that happened in Plaza... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Taj R
Toronto, Canada
Really lovely spot

Great place to visit. Lots to see and do nearby. Take lots of photos! Comfy shoes are a must as you... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Christopher A
via mobile
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle 33 & Avenida del Ferrocarril | Plaza Mayor or Palacio Exposiciones, Medellin 050015, Colombia
+57 4 2617200
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Compared to other main squares in South America, this one was a bit of disappointment. It was very modern, away from the centre and not really that impressive. I’m glad I visited but I don’t feel the need to rush back.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This year, while living in Medellin, i got to experience the fitness expo that happened in Plaza Mayor, which I really enjoyed. I am sure there are many more events that happen here, however the Fitness Expo was the only time I went to Plaza...More

Thank Taj R
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Lots to see and do nearby. Take lots of photos! Comfy shoes are a must as you will want to walk around.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the museum of agua or el parque of tired feet then you may as well cross the street to Plaza Mayor. I cannot comment on shows there but they have 5 or 6 very pleasant restaurants overlooking a small bamboo garden....on...More

1  Thank christophekP6235QD
Reviewed February 9, 2018

This is the city's convention center. Many fairs and other types of cultural activities are held in this place. It is safe, confortable and clean. Visitors from around the world can be met here. Fashion shows, flowers, craft, wine&food and many other events take place...More

Thank Juan Carlos R
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We've been to Plaza Mayor on two or three different occasions, and it always impresses us. From the multiple restaurants of every level of cuisine and budget, to the parks around it, the convention center and fabulous Metropolitan Theatre, Plaza Mayor offers great value for...More

Thank Conny N
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

It seems that there is always something going on at Plaza Mayor. Events are the main attraction and yet there is so much more. Barefoot park, a giant sand play area, and the water fountain are permanent installations as well as the bamboo forest where...More

1  Thank MommaLex
Reviewed June 21, 2017

There are a lot of modern buildings here, housing galleries, restaurants and live performance venues. It's all very open and modern, but not particularly green as it's mainly laid out in concrete and stone. If you like modern architecture, this is a plaza to see...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This Plaza Mayor is different from others in Spanish cities, such as Madrid and Lima. In Medellin this is a convention center with several different events happening at the same time, including theather playing and conferences. Several coffee stations and restaurants in this area. But...More

Thank L M
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The Plaza Mayor is away from the hustle and bustle with "park" that is really a huge sandbox where shoes are forbidden. Afterwards wash off your feet in one of the fountains. There are places to get snacks and tourist information and sit and watch....More

1  Thank NYCheapEats
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