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Medellín | Moving stairway at Comuna 13


The hillslope settlements of San Javier (Comuna 13) had the reputation as one of the most dangerous places in the World in the outgoing 20th Century, suffering from drug-related gang wars. Still populated by economically challenged people, Comuna 13 has undergone a dramatic improvement in safety, and quality of life in general, and some of its roads and moving stairways - built in 2006 to facilitate the access to the higher parts of the neighbourhood - have evolved to popular tourist destinations.

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on Thursday 11 August 2022 by Martin Mergili
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