On July 20, 2017, the Medellin Guru website was launched, with a goal to provide up-to-date articles about Medellín and Colombia to help expats by covering the best places and best things to do, along with useful travel tips, living tips and experienced expat tips while also offering amazing photos. In this article we look at the 19 most shared articles on the Medellin Guru site that were popular articles with readers.

In less than 11 months, Medellin Guru has already published nearly 200 articles with over 2,400 photos. In addition, we have achieved nearly 500,000 unique visitors on this new website in less than a year.

We also published articles from 11 different authors during this time. And you can see all of Medellin Guru’s authors listed here.

Furthermore, we added over 11,500 followers on Facebook. And with so many followers on Facebook, many of our articles have been shared hundreds or even thousands of times.

Medellin Guru’s Most Shared Articles – Popular Articles with Readers

So, we thought it’s time to provide a list of our 19 most shared articles on the Medellin Guru website. These most shared articles are some of our most popular articles with readers.

The following 19 articles have been shared a total of over 42,000 times with a total over over 350,000 page-views. And each of these 19 popular articles have been shared at least 1,100 times.

Parque Sabaneta in Sabaneta

Parque Sabaneta in Sabaneta

1. Parque Sabaneta: The Nicest Park in the Medellín Metro Area – 3,900 shares

Parque Sabaneta is arguably the nicest park in the Medellín metro area. And it’s worth visiting particularly during the Christmas season.

This article about the popular park in Sabaneta is the most shared article on the Medellin Guru website.

Justo y Bueno store

Justo y Bueno store

2. Shopping at Justo y Bueno in Medellín to Save on Groceries – 3,700 shares

Justo y Bueno is a chain of small grocery stores in Colombia. It is possible to save over 30 percent on your grocery bill by shopping at Justo y Bueno.

Iglesia Jesús Nazareno, photo by SajoR

Iglesia Jesús Nazareno, photo by SajoR

3. Iglesia Jesús Nazareno: A Beautiful Church in Medellín – 3,600 shares

Iglesia Jesús Nazareno (Jesus of Nazareth Church) is one of the most beautiful churches in Medellín. It’s not in any English-language guide books but it’s worth seeing.

A Guide to Medellín’s Christmas Lights

4. Alumbrados 2017: A Guide to Medellín’s Christmas Lights – 3,500 shares

Alumbrados Navideños 2017: we provided a guide to Medellín’s world-class Christmas lights that for the 3rd year in a row wasn’t along the river year.

Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Bello

Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Bello

5. Nuestra Señora del Rosario: A Beautiful Church in Bello – 3,200 shares

Nuestra Señora del Rosario is arguably the most beautiful church in the Medellín metro area. It’s located in Bello and is definitely worth seeing.

Ay Wey Bar & Grill, one of 5 popular sports bars in Medellín

Ay Wey Bar & Grill, one of 5 popular sports bars in Medellín

6. 5 Popular Sports Bars in Medellín to Watch the Super Bowl – 3,000 shares

We look at 5 popular sports bars in Medellín, which are good places to watch major sporting events like the Super Bowl, World Cup, World Series or NBA finals.

Tiendas D1 store

Tiendas D1 store

6. Shopping at Tiendas D1 to Save Substantially on Groceries – 2,900 shares

Tiendas D1 is a chain of over 500 small grocery stores in Colombia. It is possible to save over 30 percent on your grocery bill by shopping at Tiendas D1.

27 reasons I chose to live in Medellín

27 reasons I chose to live in Medellín

8. Why Medellín? 27 Reasons I Chose to Live in Medellín – 2,700 shares

Why Medellín? After traveling to over 40 countries, Jeff provides 27 reasons he ending up choosing Medellín as a great place to live.

Las Lajas Sanctuary in Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary in Colombia

9. Las Lajas Sanctuary: The Most Beautiful Church in Colombia – 2,500 shares

Las Lajas Sanctuary is considered the most beautiful church in Colombia. It’s also considered by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Inside Mercado Del Rio in Medellín

Inside Mercado Del Rio in Medellín

10. Mercado Del Rio: Medellín’s Trendy Gastronomic Market – 1,800 shares

Mercado Del Rio is a large and popular gastronomic market in Medellín with a huge collection of nearly 50 trendy restaurants in a sizable warehouse space.

Medellín’s Alumbrados Christmas Lights 2017

11. Alumbrados 2017: Medellín’s World-Class Christmas Lights – 1,800 shares

See our photos of Medellín’s Alumbrados 2017, the world-class Christmas lights display in Medellín last year. For the 3rd year in a row the route wasn’t along the river in Medellín.

Top Churches in Medellín

Top Churches in Medellín

12. Top 14 Churches in Medellín: The Beautiful Churches in Medellín – 1,700 shares

Medellín and the Aburrá Valley area have many beautiful Catholic churches. We look at the top 14 churches in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley, which are worth seeing.

Traffic in Medellín, one of the downsides of living in the city

Traffic in Medellín, one of the downsides of living in the city

13. 11 Downsides to Living in Medellín: An Expat Perspective – 1,600 shares

Medellín has a reputation as a good place to live with a good climate and low cost of living. But there are still downsides to living in Medellín, we look at 11 downsides.

The Medellín Metro in El Centro

The Medellín Metro in El Centro

14. Medellín Metro Guide: Updated Guide with New 2018 Fares – 1,600 shares

In January 2018, Medellín increased metro system fares. So, we provided an up-to-date Medellín Metro guide with tips for using the metro in Medellín.

2017 Desfile de Silleteros (flower parade) in Medellín

2017 Desfile de Silleteros (flower parade) in Medellín

15. Desfile de Silleteros 2017: Feria de las Flores in Medellín – 1,500 shares

We shared 2017 photos of the world-famous Desfile de Silleteros (flower parade) in Medellín. 2017 was the 60th year of this parade.

Colonial Jardín

Colonial Jardín

16. Colonial Jardín: A Tranquil Escape from Medellin – 1,400 shares

Colonial Jardín is a tranquil get-away from Medellin that boosts breathtaking mountain views and less tourists than the popular pueblo of Guatapé.

Pereira, Colombia

Pereira, Colombia

17. Medellin vs Pereira vs Bucaramanga: 3 Cities of Eternal Spring – 1,200 shares

Medellín vs Pereira vs Bucaramanga, all 3 are cities of eternal spring in Colombia but which is best to live in. We compare the cities in 14 categories.

View of Bogotá from Monserrate

View of Bogotá from Monserrate

18. Medellín vs Bogotá: Which is the Better City to Live In? – 1,200 shares

Medellín vs Bogotá. We compare the two largest cities in Colombia in 17 categories to see which is the better city to live in for expats.

Medellín Dating Tips: Advice for Foreign Men

Medellín Dating Tips: Advice for Foreign Men

19. Medellín Dating Tips: Up-to-Date Advice for Foreign Men – 1,100 shares

You are a foreigner guy and you’d like to meet some Medellín women? We have 11 Medellín dating tips to increase your chances to make a good impression.

The Bottom Line: 19 Most Shared Articles on Medellin Guru

Thanks to our many readers for sharing our articles!

These 19 widely shared articles have helped the Medellin Guru website quickly become the most popular English-language blog about Colombia in terms of Facebook likes and followers.

Note that we previously provided a list of the top Colombia blogs by expats.

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