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Best Places to Have a Picnic in Medellín

Best Places to Have a Picnic in Medellín

If you are looking for outdoors plans in Medellín, this is the perfect city for it. On top of having a great weather all year round, the capital of Antioquia is also a very green place with lots of beautiful parks. That is why having a picnic in the city is becoming a popular idea to hang out with family and friends. Here are the best places to have a picnic in Medellín.

Jardín Botánico

It is one of the biggest picnic spots in the middle of the city, and In Situ, one of the restaurants, makes the planning a lot easier. This place offers picnic menus from USD$20, which include the renting of a basket and blanket. You just need to book your picnic set two days in advance and everything will be ready for you.


Location: Calle 73 # 51d-14

Phone number: 574 444 55 00

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Free



Museo El Castillo

It is literally a castle full of art pieces. After you take in the beauty of the paintings, you can head out and enjoy a picnic in the amazing gardens. The museum offers a traditional menu, but also an Italian, Mexican and a vegetarian option. The price range is between USD$20 and USD$ 30


Location: Calle 9 sur # 32-269

Phone number: 574 266 0900

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: COP$14.000



Parque Arví, one of the best places to have a picnic

This place takes picnics to a different level. In addition to choose from three different menus, the package includes a walk on one of the park’s trails, a tour guide and one hour of a soft and relaxing music. But the best part is to be immerse in a natural ecosystem full of several species of birds, which the park is famous for. The price for the experience starts at USD$20.


Location: Vereda Piedras Blancas, sector El Tambo.

Phone number: 574 444 2979

Hours: Tue-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free



Parque Lineal Ciudad del Río

This is a public park that has become one of the best places to have a picnic in Medellín. Here, you need to bring your own blanket and snacks. It is a perfect spot for a family plan, because kids can enjoy different play areas and dogs have their own water fountains. And if you still have energy after the feast, you can visit the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM), which is located next to the park.


Location: Carrera 43G # 24-20

Hours: 24 hours

Admission: Free


Canal Parque Telemedellín

Located in the famous neighborhood of el Poblado, this place is also known as Gabriel García Márquez park. You can bring your own picnic, or you can also book the space for a bigger event like a birthday or a company gathering. The spot is considered for locals as one of the best places to have a picnic, because it has a kids and pet zone, and some cultural activities.


Location: Carrera 43F # 18-60

Phone number: 574 448 9590

Hours: Mon-Sun 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission: Free



There are no excuses to spend a perfect day in one of the best places to have a picnic in Medellín. The city offers you the greenest spaces and clear air, and you only need to get delicious food and great company.

Edición completa en: Revista VIV Medellín y Antioquia ✈