Parque de los Pies Descalzos
Cr 58 & Calle 42A, Medellin, Colombia
Parque de los Pies Descalzos Medellin Reviews
A nice oasis in the middle of a hectic city Nov 12, 2009
Parque de los Pies Descalzos (Barefoot Park) is a nice quiet oasis in the middle of an otherwise hectic city. It is just in front of the landmark EPM building, and features several areas in which one can simply kick off their shoes and relax!
First, head to the bamboo forest, taking off your shoes as you enter. Walk on the well maintained soft gravel ground, enjoying the shade and serenity. Then, scamper out onto the grass, which always feels good on a warm Medellin day! Next, enter the sand, and take your time walking through, before heading to the final stop in the barefoot tour: the fountains! Yes, it is perfectly OK to dip your feet into both fountains to rinse them off, and enjoy the cool water on your hot feet. One fountain is calm, while the other has bubble jets.
Once you are done relaxing your feet in the fountains, step out and head to the patio for a drink: Coke, Postobon, Pilsen, coffee, among others, your choice! Enjoy empenadas, fish, chicken and chips, pastries, and other fare, under the shade of the building.
Parque de los Pies Descalzos is easily accessed via taxi (all drivers know where it is), or Metro. It is recommended to take the Alpujarra station, as it goes through a slightly better part of town, by the state and municipal buildings; just look for the EPM building and start walking towards it.
Part of the Colombia y Ecuador, November 2009 travel blog
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