One car can comfortably seat six people, but that didn’t stop the Metro workers from cramming a family of eight inside the car. Some Colombian tween now has half my body in her selfie because we were practically sitting on top of each other. The ride only lasted about 15 minutes, but the view over Medellin was so wonderful I would do it again even if it only lasted five minutes.
A 20 minute walk (I walk very slowly) got me from my hostel to the Poblado Metro station. If you’re in Medellin and hoping to ride a cable car, you can take the Metro line and get off at the Acevedo station for just a few bucks round-trip. The Metro car was packed and no air conditioning meant things got a little sticky.
Once I arrived at the Acevedo station, everyone formed a giant, snaking line to ride the cable cars. Give yourself plenty of time because I’ve seen lines at Disney move faster than this one.
The cable was built low enough to the neighborhood so it was easy to see men playing soccer, children riding bikes and lots of stray dogs. The family I was riding with said there was a park at the top of the cable, but it was closed and I was hungry so I didn’t get out.