Located in the Aburrá Valley, among the mountains, Medellin was chosen as Latin America's best destination city in 2020. The capital of Antiquoia is known for its great weather, therefore the fame of "city of eternal spring". It is also called "the software valley" because it is a dynamic hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. The inhabitants, the "paisas", are proud of their museums, fashion industry, libraries, flower festivals and restaurants. To get around the city: cable cars, escalators and metros. Thus, It is possible to go around the city through the air from San Antonio to Arvi Park, an ecological nature reserve. Famous for being very welcoming, the paisas will give you many other tips!
The valley was discovered in 1541 by the Spaniards. At first, there were a few tribes that used to live in the region and they fiercely fought against the Spaniards, however the natives and indigenous peoples lost the battles and most of them disappeared. Shortly afterwards, the Spanish descendants settled in La Candelaria and founded Medellin in 1675 but it was only after 1826 that Medellin was declared the capital of the department of Antioquia because of its strategic commercial location.