El Alternativo is not just an uncommon hostel in Medellin, it’s also an atypical bar and coffee-shop created in a garage with all kinds of objects. An ideal place to get together with a beer, a good coffee or a fresh fruit juice and exchange traveling tips on the city, the country or the continent.
In El Alternativo’s bar everything is fresh, local (except wine), organic when possible and prepared with care. The walls are exhibition spaces, the music is good and diverse and the atmosphere lends itself to the exchange of ideas.
Travelers’ bar and coffee-shop
Welcome in the cultural bar, or the travelers’ bar, or any other name you’d like to give to this unusual and lively establishment. In this meeting place, locals mix with travelers from all origins who came to exchange tips or simply enjoy a colombian coffee, juice made with fruits from the market, a glass of wine, a flavored rum or a cold beer.
El Alternativo is designed to be a place opened to the artist, a space where they can show their work. We have also for ambition to highlight what Medellin has to offer to cultural minded visitors.
The art of mural is especially dynamic in the “city of eternal spring”. The painting on the terrace are from some of it leaders in Colombia.
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The photographies taken by Michel Redondo in the Chocó area, notably with Emberas indians, decorate the bar since its opening. By their high quality and their mean of presentation, they give a good idea of our philosophy. Michel only used recovered frames to which he adapted his pictures, an approach that gives a distinctive dimension to this exhibition.
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