BEST 5 Lookout Points in Medellin with Insane Mountain Views
Best 5 Lookout Points in Medellin That Ensure a Spectacular View. It is no secret that Medellin is a huge city, but the views from the mountains are unparalleled.
Cerro Pan de Azúcar
Its more than 2,000 meters above sea level make this the highest of the tutelary hills of the city. It is located in the Villa Hermosa district and has a comfortable path of stone steps that will allow you to reach its summit with ease.
Pan de Azúcar has grown in popularity over the last few years and is currently the “king of climbs”. At the top, the sun is very hot, so a visor or sunscreen is never a bad idea. Climbing it is worth it, as it will reward you with one of the most beautiful views of the city of Medellín.
Cerro El Picacho
(El Picacho Hill)
On the border with the municipality of Bello, northwest of the city, is El Picacho, one of the most traditional viewpoints in Medellín. At more than 2,000 meters above sea level, the hill is not only a magnificent site for ecotourism, but also a popular Catholic pilgrimage center thanks to the image of Christ the King on its summit.
The site can be accessed from a beautiful trail that starts in the Doce de Octubre neighborhood or from the San Pedro road. The summit is ideal for kite flying, thanks to the strong wind currents, or to relax and eat some empanaditas with hot chocolate. Undoubtedly, a Medellín classic not to be missed by nature lovers.
Cerro Nutibara – Pueblito Paisa
(Nutibara Hill – Paisa Village)
Popularly known as the “Pueblito Paisa”, because when you go up you find a replica of a typical paisa village. The Cerro Nutibara is one of the viewpoints in Medellin you must visit when you arrive in Medellin. Its entrance is free and has a food court and at the top the most attractive: the viewpoint. From here you have a great view of the city. To get there you can walk from La 33, (the duration of the walk uphill can be 15 to 20 minutes) or by other means of transport such as private car, Taxi or Uber. It is open daily from 6am to midnight.
Mirador Las Palmas
(Las Palmas Lookout)
Located on the road that leads to the José María Córdova Airport and eastern Antioquia. Las Palmas has two great viewpoints and is one of the best options to see the city landscape at high altitude. Being more popular at sunset and in the evenings, there you can enjoy the wide variety of paisa cuisine and the best known hot chocolate with cheese to make your stay more enjoyable. It is advisable to dress warmly because the temperature decreases as you go up.
To get here you can share transportation and get here by Uber or Taxi or if you have your own car much better. There are no buses that serve to get directly to the viewpoints but you could take advantage of the buses that go to the east of Antioquia or to the airport. They do not have an official stop, but you can take them from the San Diego shopping center.
Cerro El Volador
(El Volador Hill)
Located in the center west of Medellin, the Cerro El Volador has become, for the city and especially for the inhabitants of commune 7 in Medellin as the ideal place for physical activity and of course to see the city at 82 meters high. In 1992 it was declared historical and natural heritage of the Nation. Access to the hill is completely free and you can get there through Carrera 65 and the San Germán neighborhood.