About Medellín

Medellin, known as the “city of eternal spring”, is located at the geographic center of the Aburrá Valley; its average temperature is 24° C. It is the second most populous and most important city in Colombia, and it is known as the industrial, commercial, technological, and sports capital in the country. Its geostrategic location and efficient infrastructure enable it to host world-class events. It has two airports with several aerial routes: the José María Córdova International Airport, located in Río Negro (45 minutes from Medellin) and the Olaya Herrera Airport located in the city, exclusive for domestic flights. It has modern mass transportation systems, first class hotels and a wide range of local and international gastronomy; this adds up to more than 8% of the national GDP. It is these characteristics that make Medellin the ideal host for the III International Biofuels Conference.

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PLACES OF INTEREST:

PAISA LITTLE TOWN: Located at the summit of Nutibara Hill, Pueblito Paisa is a place that brings to life the traditional towns of Antioquia; it is a replica that commemorates Antioquia’s tradition. There you can find traditional paisa craft shops and restaurants that serve the typical cuisine and offer visitors the chance to get in touch with the culture of the paisa territory, summarized by this wonderful place.

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MEDELLIN, CITY OF THE MASTER FERNANDO BOTERO: Medellin has an open-air museum with 23 monumental sculptures by Maestro Botero. In addition, 188 works are exhibited in the Antioquia Museum and other 29 in different areas of the city. These make up the largest collection of the artist, whose interest in the volume has made his paintings and sculptures world-famous. Botero has had an active participation in the process of transformation of the area that today is known as the Plaza of the Sculptures Fernando Botero and makes him a reference in the history of art worldwide.

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EXPLORE PARK: Interactive center for the appropriation and dissemination of science and technology. It has 37 thousand square meters between internal area and public squares. It is made up of the Park, the Planetarium, and the Aquarium. It is listed as one of the three largest fish tanks with freshwater species in South America, where tropical rainforest and coral reefs are recreated. There are 4,000 individuals of 400 species, in 18 freshwater and 11 sea scenarios, where the fauna of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the biodiversity of the rivers of Colombia converge. The Parque Explora is an example of the commitment, respect, and protection of life.

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JESÚS EMILIO RAMÍREZ GONZÁLEZ PLANETARIUM: The Planetarium of Medellin offers a resounding stage, comparable to the most modern in the world, with a digital dome for immersive and high-quality experiences. It is an emblematic place of the city with 27 years of existence and the main purpose of the dissemination of the earth and space sciences in Medellin.

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