September 30, 2023
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Update: Medellin’s ‘Expoartesano’ Breaks All Records; ‘Colombia Canta’ Show Coming Next

Medellin’s Plaza Mayor convention center today announced that the ninth annual “Expoartesano” show (June 29 through July 8) broke all sales and attendance records, an encouraging signal for growth in demand for native crafts and goods. During the 10-day event, “Expoartesano” drew 39,879 visitors, who spent a total of COP$4.08 billion (US$1.4 million) at the

Annual Flower Festival Once Again Brings Joy, Beauty, Tourism to Medellin

The just-concluded, 60th annual “Desfile de Silleteros” (flower-carriers’ parade) – the culmination of the 10-days-long “Feria de las Flores” (flower festival) – once again showed-off Medellin’s growing attraction for global tourists and an enticement for foreign investment and relocation. This year, John Jairo Grajales Gómez of the “El Porvenir” neighborhood in Medellin’s

Medellin’s Annual Tango Festival Shines This Month

The 2016 edition of Medellin’s “Festival Internacional de Tango” steps-out June 17 through June 26 in a spectacle of dance, violins, bandoneones and vocalists. According to the Medellin Mayor’s office, this year’s festival — the 10th-annual —includes 33 artistic and academic events, including 29 concerts featuring 46 international and 180 local musicians and

Medellin’s Expanded Museum of Modern Art Debuts

The “Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin” (MAMM) on September 2 officially inaugurated its new space – covering nearly 10,000 square meters over five floors (double the prior space) — and featuring new exhibits, a new theater, terraces and commercial spaces. While MAMM traces its roots back to 1978, where it started in the traditional Barrio […]