This cosmopolitan city is a vibrant cultural hub with numerous bars, restaurants and art galleries. Following a number of troubled years, notorious Medellín has blossomed into a stylish city and is today a shining example of social transformation and urban regeneration. Visit once marginalised neighbourhoods and learn how they have been transformed through social and innovative projects. Stroll through leafy parks, travel on the pioneering public transportation network and discover the bronze creations of Colombia’s most famous artist at the Botero Plaza. During the annual Flower Festival in July / August, the streets fill with flowers and fragrance. Nearby Santa Fe de Antioquia with its pastel-coloured houses remains largely unchanged since colonial times.