While cable cars in most countries are more of a tourist attraction/trap, the one in Medellin is a part of the transport network that locals use everyday to go up or over mountains other parts of the city. The metrocable, as it is called, is connected to the metro train network with no extra cost to take it, and offers superb view regardless of rain or shine as it climbs directly over different barrios.
Apart from buses and taxis, Medellin has the cable car network, free bike rental stations and the only metro train system in the Colombia, making it the city with best transport infrastructure in Colombia. Unlike many countries where metro is purely a transport option to citizens, the Medellin metro is not just a source of pride for the locals, but - as best expressed to me by a local - it is the branch, the light of hope that locals hold on to to stay afloat all the other negatives. The metro is super clean and well taken care of, you will be hard pressed to find any paisas vandalizing the metro train or stations.
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