|Crowded, even at 9 on a Sunday morning!|
The metro is very clean, comfortable, cheap, and efficient. At the Estación Acevedo we transferred (no extra charge) to the Metro Cable that rose up the hill towards Parque Arvi.
|Christa enjoying the ride up.|
|Grafiti art is popular in Medellin, as evidenced by this roof top art.|
|Estación Santo Domingo|
|The metro cable was originally built as transportation for the residents of the barrios, but has become the top tourist attraction in the city.|
|The barrios became poorer looking as the gondola went up the hillside.|
And then as we neared the park there was farmland.
At the entrance to the park there was a market. The fruit cups were about $2.
|The park is unlike any park I've ever been in -- street vendors and restaurants blasting music.|
I had to ask for directions at this info booth.
|I was glad I wore my running shoes!|
We took "Flora" trail, and there were a few pretty flowers.
and colorful berries.
We walked along the trail for about an hour and a half, and then walked down the road back to the cable car. As we stood waiting to board the gondola, we noticed that some people were not even disembarking. I guess they didn't want to pay the return fare and were just out for a Sunday ride.
Back at the transfer station at Santo Domingo, there was a big line-up of people waiting to ride up to the park.
|When we rode up, we didn't have to wait at all. We were glad we had gone early!|
I can see why the Metro Cable is the #1 tourist attraction in Medellin.