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Prime season: all year
Residents: 3,7 millions
Climate: subtropical highland
The climate in Medellín is pretty warm and even all year round, resulting in the rooftop terraces staying open all year round.
Most of the rooftop bars are located in the upscale neighborhood of El Poblado, the main center of the industrial and commercial life in Medellín and also the place where a majority of the hotels and rental apartments are located.
A typical Medellín rooftop bar is maybe not as high and posh as a lot of others around the world, but instead come with a more laid-back and lovely atmosphere, and very decent prices.
Medellín is Colombia's second largest city, and the capital of the department of Antioquia. The city has a pretty high altitude, with a location at about 1500 meters above sea level. The city has made quite a transformation over the last decades. Being namned “the most dangerous city on earth” in the early '90s, it is now instead being namned “the most innovative city in the world” and blooming in all ways.
Set in a long valley between two Andean mountain ridges, Medellín has a beautiful location. And getting around the steep city has become much easier thanks to development of public transportation, and especially thanks to the cable cars taking people up to the barrios that climb the mountain sides above the city centre.