Medellin is treating its monumental lookout point El Cerro Volador to an all-over renovation, including additional places and ways for visitors to take in the gorgeous 360 degree views of the city, to be revealed to the public on November 27.
The hillside is one of the best places in the city to see across the entire Valle de Aburra where Medellin is nestled, and now with new lookout points, visitors can come take a look with greater ease, security, and mobility.
The renovation was made to promote and enhance El Volador as an important reference point in the valley by protecting and restoring the natural, cultural, historical, and ancestral heritage found at the site, converting the area into an educational public space.
The project includes a new administrative building, pedestrian and vehicular access points and pathways, two new lookout points, the restoration of existing lookouts, and a scenic panoramic path around the hilltop.
On November 27, all the works added to El Cerro will be revealed to the public, that were part of a project submitted by the mayor of Medellin at a cost of $3.6 million dollars.
In celebration, Medellin’s monthly get together “Dias del Aire” (Air Days) will be abandoning its usual location near the Museum of Modern Art on that Sunday, and moving up to the Cerro in order to inaugurate the new city scope spot and take in the views.
El Cerro was declared to be a Protected Urban Area and Regional Metropolitan Nature Park by the Metropolitan Area, in addition to being a national cultural landmark by the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH), for being an environmental oasis in the city, as well as an ancestral heritage point for the region because of archaeological relics found there.