Alumbrados Bello 2020 – Bello, located north of Medellín turned on its Christmas lights in early December and we have photos from Parque Bello.
Bello turned on its 2020 Christmas lights on December 4, 2020. I heard from a Colombian friend that the Christmas lights in Bello were very nice this year and I can confirm this.
The Christmas lights in Parque Bello are much nicer this year compare to last year, as last year Parque Bello was undergoing construction.
Not many foreigners visit Bello for it’s Christmas lights. But this year Bello has a very nice Christmas lights display in its main park.
Editors note: according to Telemedellin, Bello will not turn off its Christmas lights, unlike Medellín, which turned off its Christmas lights until January 3 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
However, you won’t be able to see the Christmas lights in Bello on December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1, which will be turned off due to curfews on these four days.
Alumbrados Bello 2020
The 2020 Christmas lights in Bello can be found in the following locations:
- Parque Principal (the main park) aka Parque Bello
- Unidad Deportiva Tulio Ospina
- Autopista Norte
- Museo Choza Marco Fidel Suárez
- Parque de Artes y Oficios
This year, the figures and lights in Bello have a Nordic theme with large gnomes.
Alumbrados Bello 2020 can be enjoyed by the inhabitants of Bello and visitors from December 4, 2020, to early January 2021 starting at 6 pm each night.
Photos of Alumbrados Bello 2020
The following are several photos I took in Parque Bello in early December 2020.
The park was packed with people. Normally Parque Bello during the Christmas season is the busiest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Parque Bello is the principal park in Bello and the main location of the 2020 Christmas lights in Bello. Parque Bello is a one square block with several trees offering shade. On the north and south sides of the park are two churches: Nuestra Señora del Rosario and Hato Viejo Chapel.
Nuestra Señora del Rosario is arguably the most beautiful church in the Medellín metropolitan area. This church is very impressive with the most beautiful interior out over 75 churches I have seen in the Medellín metro area.
In addition, there are many restaurants, small shops and bars found around the park and on the streets near the park.
How to Get to Parque Bello
One way to get to Parque Bello is to take the Medellín metro line A north to the Bello metro station. Parque Bello is about a 10-minute walk from the metro station.
During the day, it is relatively safe to walk from the metro station to Parque Bello. This is due to many people being on the streets.
At night we recommend taking a taxi or bus from the metro station to Parque Bello. There are buses that run from the Bello metro station to Parque Bello for an inexpensive fare and taxis as well for a minimum taxi fare of 5,600 pesos.
Note that the streets are closed off about two blocks from Parque Bello. So a taxi can only drop you near the park.
Also, just about any taxi driver in Medellín will know where Parque Bello is located. And it’s easy to catch a taxi or bus near Parque Bello for your return.
The Bottom Line: Alumbrados Bello 2020 – Photos of Christmas Lights in Bello
Bello’s Christmas lights for 2020 are nicer than last year. Locals from around Medellín come to Parque Bello, particularly during the Christmas holidays.
But not many foreigners visit Bello for its Christmas lights. For foreigners, the Christmas lights in Medellín, Envigado and Sabaneta tend to be more popular.
The bottom line is that Parque Bello is a popular park im Bello. And during the Christmas season in 2020 with its nice Christmas lights display, we expect this park in Bello will be very popular with many people each weekend.
In addition, we have photos of Christmas lights in 2019 from all 10 municipalities in the Aburrá Valley
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Editor note: updated on December 25 with information that Bello is not turning off its Christmas lights except for turning them off on December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1.