Berrío Park is an urban plaza located in the geographical heart of Medellín, Colombia. It is popular as a meeting place for local residents and as the main reference of the city for visitors, as there are several attractions nearby. The park is named after Pedro Justo Berrío, who was a conservative politician and governor of Antioquia.
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If you fellow foreigner are looking to pass by and give it a visit to this place follow these steps and you will be OK: 1-Dont give papaya = dont show your expensive & luxury rings, cellphone, camera, chains etc ... just dont spoil yourself by having expensivr stuff. 2-Night time in downtown NEVER ALONE AND NOT EVEN recommended if you going with a group of friends. Since you dont knoe the surroundings dont EVEN TRY IT PLEASE. 3-morning time, mid day time and afternoon time til 4:00pm is ok to go. But past by 5:00pm dont be there due *hora pico = congestion time* 4-know where are you going and then keep going on. Dont act like u dont know where u going cuz robbers will take that as an chance to steal your stuff. 5-bring always Colombian bills of low denomination = go with 4 bills of 10,000 cop
Good place to get robbed. Stay away after 8pm. Street people everywhere
I wanted to see el tranvía de Ayacucho a must see. It was amazing seen Medellín from a different angle
A lot of people gather around this park to share a moment with the Paisa culture, a lot of little shops, bars, restaurants, the metro system within walking distance.. an old place with an ancient church.
Parque Berrio can be reached by the Parque Berrio metro station and is located relatively close to Botero Park. This is a square that can be pretty colorful in regards to the people that socialize here. Plenty of conversations surrounding everything from politics, vice, news of the day can be heard here. Generally it is a good idea to keep any of your belongings within sight, such as wearing your backpack on the front of your body rather than behind as there is a slight risk of pickpocketting here, but only if you make it an easy target. Travel smartly and this should not be a problem. Further to the north are some areas that should be avoided (under the metro train platforms heading towards Prado) unless you know what you are doing, such as seeking out specific herbs or deals on clothing. However similar deals on clothing can be found south of Botero park along 52 but in a somewhat less chaotic environment (don't be alarmed as it can be pretty chaotic along the central market anyways). As well, much of Medellin's central market place can be broken up into distinctive purchasing areas (such as a street for nothing but cellphones, a street for nothing but books, a street for nothing but lottery tickets, etc) and the street just off of Parque Berrio seems to be dedicated to porn. All in all it is a park definitely worth checking out, as while there are some areas to be alert in, for the most part it is pretty safe and not really different than you might encounter in most larger urban areas in the world.
Super nice and warm people. Good food around the park and great service. Keep your eyes wide open for thieves despite of cops around d the park.
Beautiful place but you need to be very careful with your belongings.