It is an important center for industry, business and most notably, textiles, and is regarded as the nations center for fashion. In addition, the city stands out as one of the major cultural centers in Colombia hosting numerous national and international recognized events such as the Flower Fair and the International Poetry Festival.
Medellin is home to beautiful parks and plazas, modern architecture and over 30 universities.
Some hotels will let you use their facilities (gym, spa, pool, beach, etc.) for a reduced day pass. This can be great for layovers!