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Field Trips

Meet the real Medellín

Explore Medellín to discover the most important social, cultural, and economic developments in the city.

Every Thursday at 2pm. 40.000COP,
transport included.

Moravia

From Garbage to Gardens

Medellin's 50-meter high rubbish dump in Moravia was spontaneously populated during the 1960's. It quickly became Medellin's most densely populated neighborhood  and, with it's dire living conditions, was considered a national embarrassment.

On the field trip, you'll see what changes Moravia has seen since then. You'll learn about the greenhouse and gardens, the community center, and ongoing social changes from the perspective of a community leader.

Greenbelt EcoGardens

Reaping a Social Harvest

Of the hundreds of thousands that fled the Colombian countryside in the 1970's, many ended up living in informal settlements in mountains just outside of Medellin.

One of these hillside settlements is now the 13 de Noviembre neighborhood, home to the Greenbelt EcoGardens. On this field trip, you will learn how the EcoGarden project incorporate food production into the city, provides jobs, and allows schools to establish healthy meal programs.

Manrique

From Chaos to Harmony

Medellín has converted 13 of its water tanks into community centers called UVAs. This field trip will take you to one of these UVAs, called la Armonía, in the Manrique neighborhood.

You'll see how the rapid development of these neighborhoods and the modification of the water tanks into community centers has affected the perspectives of the locals. There's also the chance to eat typical food and interact with a local social project.

Invisible Borders

Pathways for life

During times of violence in Medellin, "Invisible Borders" referred to the no-pass zones between neighborhoods that prevented free travel around the city.

On this field trip we visit a former "Invisible Border" to discuss the challenges the neighborhood faces and projects that are working to improve the infrastructure and quality of life of residents.

Coffee Tasting

From Mountains to Palate

This coffee-focused field trip will teach you about the culture of this Colombian resource within the city of Medellin and Colombia as a whole.

You'll explore the different qualities of coffee consumed in Colombia, from the traditional red coffee prepared in a cafeteria to the craft coffees made in a Chemex or a French press.

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