Medellin Metrocable
Medellin Metrocable
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The Metrocable is a gondola lift that links the city center with the surrounding hillside communities. More than just an efficient mode of transportation, it is also a convenient and affordable way to see Medellin, offering breathtaking views of the city and surrounding countryside. Your regular metro ticket covers the cost of the 30-minute ride, and you can take the trip multiple times as long as you do not exit the station. The hilltop residents make their daily commute on the Metrocable so it can get busy during peak hours. And take note of the timing of the last car from the top. – Tripadvisor
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  • stephaniewoolsey
    San Jose, California185 contributions
    Great way to see this beautiful city and the comunas beneath.
    Great transportation system. Easy to take, with beautiful views. You can see the cable car routes along with the metro routes (and you can take Metro to get to the cable cars) by searching online. Correcting another reviewer, this is not the only way to get to Comuna 13. We took an uber (but there are also buses and taxis) and then walked and used their escalators on our tour of Comuna 13. Highly suggest you take the Metrocable to Parque Arvi - what amazing and relaxing views!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 31 December 2022
  • Felipe Gaviria
    Medellin, Colombia37 contributions
    An aerial view to the city of the eternal spring
    This is an aerial perspective of the city of eternal spring. You can switch to line K from Acevedo metro station and do the Metro Cable experience. It's recommended to do it during the day after 9 am and before 4 pm, so you can get all the way up to Santa Elena, which is an area full of flowers and nature, although it is chili, I strongly recommend hiking Santa Elena. At the last station in Arvi Park you can find some of the Colombian flavors as Torta de Chocolo (Recommended), Obleas, Strawberries and Cream.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 9 January 2023
  • Abi R
    7 contributions
    A must do
    We found out about the Metrocable experience on our last afternoon. It is not mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide under things to do, only under 'getting around' which we hadn't looked at as were walking and taking the odd Uber. This really is a must do when here. There are other sites which explain where the total of 6 cablecar routes go. But we took an Uber to 'Acevedo estacion', our credit cards did not work so we had to purchase tickets in cash and then went up to Parque Arvi. WOW. The views are magnificent, a smooth journey of 30mins and I am not one for heights. We did not arrive until 5pm so had a quick look around and sadly no time for any trails. There were plenty of people having picnics But there are little stalls selling empanadas/coffee etc and just past the toilets are some cafes, last cable car down at 5,45pm. We then decided to use the metro at Acevedo near to where we were staying. Super easy, like a mini London underground. Wish we had used it before, just for the experience. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 28 January 2023
  • Ann S
    Pocatello, Idaho26 contributions
    Great views from trams
    Wonderful way to see the city! You may need to take a cab to the station. It's a little confusing since you have to purchase a metro card and then add money to it for your trip. Find a ticket booth for help.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2023
  • 4NHTraveler
    New Hampshire225 contributions
    Cool views!
    Awesome and inexpensive way to see the city! Be sure to do a little research on which cable car lines offer the best views, but I honestly think that no matter which line you choose, you will enjoy the ride. We took the metro and then the tram vis to line H and it was one of the best things to do. The Tran via is air conditioned and snakes through the city giving you a good feel for how big the city is. It was safe and fairly easy to do. Just remember not to get off the cable car or leave the station terminals unless you want to pay an additional ride.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
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Arsenie V
Medellin, Colombia6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
It's kind of ridiculous that you can use this cable car to travel through the city and take in breathtaking sights for the price of a regular metro ride. As I already do everywhere else, I would be more than pleased to contribute a little extra to the local economy.
Written 12 October 2023
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Irisdelmar
Arecibo, Puerto Rico31 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
It's a nice experience, with a great view. The transportation system in incredible. This is part of it. It's so well taken care of and metro, metrocable and bus system is integrated.
Written 8 October 2023
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Abovetheclouds
2,233 contributions
Aug 2023 • Business
An absolute must! Really cool views of Comuna 13 and the city of Medellin. Ride to the top and back down again! That's what we did. Even when busy, the line moves quickly. Super cheap. Clean and safe. Took us maybe twenty minutes from start to finish. The metrocable stops at a few stations if you want to get off. This isn't just a tourist attraction, the metrocable is also used by locals to commute.
Written 25 August 2023
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Lily W
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic37 contributions
Aug 2023
You can use the metro ticket also for the metro cable . Everything so clean and organized . Informatión on the monitor: excellent!
The personal could not be more polite and helpfull
Written 17 August 2023
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4NHTraveler
New Hampshire225 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Awesome and inexpensive way to see the city! Be sure to do a little research on which cable car lines offer the best views, but I honestly think that no matter which line you choose, you will enjoy the ride. We took the metro and then the tram vis to line H and it was one of the best things to do. The Tran via is air conditioned and snakes through the city giving you a good feel for how big the city is. It was safe and fairly easy to do. Just remember not to get off the cable car or leave the station terminals unless you want to pay an additional ride.
Written 20 July 2023
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Juan_Carlos946
Mexico City, Mexico130 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
This is the best way to start exploring the city. Cheap and easy. The views are unbelievable. I wish I had the time to repeat!
Written 23 June 2023
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Grayson Miller
Boynton Beach, FL3 contributions
Jan 2023
Medellin was amazing. The culture, the spirit of the people, and the atmosphere were exactly what I had hoped for. The sceneries were amazing and I felt safe the entire time.
Written 13 June 2023
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Yashira M
2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Cheap and easy way to access the views of the city. IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE. TAKE UNDER CONSIDERATION, THIS CABLE GETS SUPER HIGH AND SOMETIMES MOVES A LITTLE MORE WHEN THE WIND BLOW, AND THIS NOT FOR AMUSEMENT, THIS IS ONE OF THE CITIES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR CITIZENS.
Written 24 May 2023
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Paul R
Philadelphia, PA61 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The cable car is worth the ride. We did not get off at the tip, but simply remained on and went back to the bottom.
Written 23 April 2023
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Arthur H
Ridgeland, MS88 contributions
Jun 2022
I did the metrocable as part of a tour. I know this is a legit method of transportation for many to stop them from having to walk up and down the mountains but for me it was just a good bit of fun. It was very efficient though. We got up and down the mountain in no time.
Written 15 April 2023
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