Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutibara, Medellin Colombia
Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutibara are actually one place, i.e., Pueblito Paisa (Little Town) is a replica of an old school Antioquia town which is located on top of Cero Nutibara (Nutibarra Hill).
Most people go to Pueblito Paisa to look around the small town and check out the awesome view of Medellin, but it is also nice to walk around Cero Nutibara.
Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutibara
I decided to go to Pueblito Paisa on a Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the car parade for the Feria de los Flores, and it shared the same metro stop. The train was PACKED!
Coming out of the metro station at Industriales you get a good view of Río Medellín.
I caught the start of the parade on the way but didn’t bother hanging around for the whole thing.
It only took about 10 minutes to walk to the bottom of Cerro Nutibara, then you can take the fairly short but steep climb to Pueblito Paisa.
Pueblito Paisa literally translates to “small town”, but it was still smaller than I expected.
Inside Pueblito Paisa is a small church (white building) which I think even has daily mass.
There’s a couple of small buildings you can go through with different exhibitions.
And in the town center are souvenir shops and some snack foods.
Around the corner are some food stalls selling traditional dishes. A good place for lunch. Prices are a bit pricier than in the city but still pretty cheap.
Here’s a good view of the town square from above.
One of the highlights of Cerro Nutibara is this awesome view of Medellin.
Here’s another angle.
There’s also a small museum which only costs 1,000COP to enter. It is mostly filled with “street art” but also has a full model of Medellin.
On my way back down the hill I walked along the sculpture trail.
There were a number of sculptures, maybe 10.
When I got back to the bottom the parade was in full swing with the classic cars coming through and lots and lots of people.
I didn’t stay long. Partly because I couldn’t see much but mostly because I didn’t want to have to fight the crowd on the train after the parade.
Getting to Pueblito Paisa
Catch the metro to station Industrials (along the line towards Envigado). From there you can walk to Pueblito Paisa in about 20 to 30 minutes. This includes climbing the hill.
You can also catch a bus up (I think), although I have no information on that. It’s easy to walk if you are able-bodied.
Have you visited Pueblito Paisa and Cerro Nutibara before? Share your thoughts in the comments 😀 .