Medellin Free City Guide

Salsa in Medellin

Colombians love of salsa is famous. Whilst more popular in Cali, salsa culture is still pretty strong in Medellin and sharing this appreciation of salsa is a not only a great way to interact with the locals it's also a fun night on the town. A large number of bars and clubs play salsa music but don't worry dancing isn’t a requirement to enjoy them. However after a few drinks and once you get over that first momentary awkwardness, you may find it can be an amazingly rewarding experience and a great way to make new friends.

The most famous area for salsa is La Setenta (La 70). There are a plethora of bars to choose from and drinks can be found for relatively inexpensive prices. La 70 is also located a tad south of the Estadio Metro, which makes it a relatively safe and easy to get to with public transport or taxis. A taxi, anywhere from the popular places of Medellin (like Poblado), should cost no more than 15,000 COP.

On Tuesday nights, many tourists head downtown to Eslabon Prendido for a night of great salsa with a live band. It’s a legendary salsa club that consistently pulls crowds. It’s not the safest part of town so remember to use common sense and catch a cab to and from the venue.

Review the map below for further suggestions, we recommend checking reviews before heading to any of the bars. 

    Map: Salsa Bars in Medellin

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