Everything You Need to Know About Plaza Mayor

Everything You Need to Know About Plaza Mayor

TLDR? Plaza Mayor is the heart of Medellin, where you’ll find the best conventions, exhibitions, and social events.

Plaza Mayor is the center of international events in Medellin and one of the city’s most popular places.

Each year, it brings together international exhibitions and conventions to discover new technologies, processes, and innovations. Due to that, it’s also known as the heart of Medellin.

Keep reading, and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Plaza Mayor and what happens inside it!

Where is Plaza Mayor?

Where is Plaza Mayor?

Plaza Mayor is in the La Candelaria neighborhood, just a few blocks from el Parque de Los Pies Descalzos. 

You can take Metro A to the exhibition station and walk for approximately 10 minutes.

If you have rented a car or a bicycle, you can use Plaza Mayor’s parking lot.

You’ll find an information point outside the enclosure, established to answer questions about tourist attractions in the city. If you still don’t know Spanish well, ask for bilingual staff.

Website: http://www.plazamayor.com.co/

Address: Cra. 57 # 41-81, Medellín, La Candelaria, Medellín, Antioquia.



In the 1960s, the mayor proposed ​creating an exhibition hall in Medellin.

In 1975 the first stage of this project was finally inaugurated, opening its doors to the textile and industrial sector. This gave rise to what’s now known as Colombiamoda and Colombiatex.

By the 1990s, Plaza Mayor’s exhibition area expanded as other phases of the project came together. The international convention center was finally complete in 2005.

Its architecture’s a city symbol, with the appearance of a wooden box that lights up, looking like an enormous lamp.

What to Expect in Plaza Mayor

What to Expect in Plaza Mayor

There’s always something to do at Plaza Mayor between the convention halls and the exhibition pavilion.

In addition to the events, you’ll also find additional services offered by Plaza Mayor to its visitors, the city, and the environment.

Exhibition Pavilion

Each pavilion, divided by colors, has qualities that allow its users to carry out their events. Among them are:

  • White Pavilion: Ideal for events that include small-scale trade shows.
  • Red Pavilion: One of the smaller pavilions.
  • Blue Canopy: Ideal for highlighting display or exhibit scenarios.
  • Yellow Pavilion: The most used pavilion for large-scale commercial exhibitions.
  • Green Pavilion: The most modern and environmentally friendly pavilion. Due to its size, it’s ideal for concerts.

In addition to the pavilions, there are outdoor areas where you can hold exhibitions or alternative activities to the main event.

Convention Halls

Convention Halls

A space dedicated to business and educational events, here’s where seminars and congresses are held. It even includes a press room. It currently has a line of 11 rooms for smaller workshops and conferences.

Within these spaces is the well-known wooden box, one of Medellin’s architectural pride. This space has an outdoor square for special events.

Convention spaces are ideal for public events such as small business shows and private events such as social celebrations and exclusive meetings.



This place intends to keep the social, financial, and environmental spheres in harmony.

At an environmental level, besides having a sustainable structure such as the green pavilion, Plaza Mayor has a green corridor, an initiative seeking to promote an eco-city and contribute to biodiversity.



Depending on the event, its organizers will also have food service available to its visitors. Generally, however, Plaza Mayor has independent restaurants that you may already know.

  • Tostao: This is a now, common Café in Colombia. Here, you can order a delicious breakfast and coffee.

Address: Cl. 41 #55-80, Medellín, La Candelaria, Medellín, Antioquia

  • Candileja: Here you can find dishes of Colombian criolla food. But don’t trust so much about the dish sizes. Generally a “small” dish is pretty big, so depeding on your hunger ask, how much is really the food!   

Address: Clle 41 # 55-80, Cl. 41 #111 local, Medellín, Antioquia

  • Mulata: This Gorgeous place will make you feel everytime welcome. Is good place to have lunch and enjoy typical food. 

Address: Rodeo Plaza, Medellín, La Candelaria, Medellín, Antioquia

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

They schedule events constantly throughout the year. Check out their calendar, and don’t miss any event of your interest.

If you’re interested in holding an event in Plaza Mayor, you can make a quote and find out the cost first-hand. Before this, remember to check your portfolio of services.

On the other hand, if you want to be a provider, research their terms and conditions first.

Take Your Chance and Visit Plaza Mayor

Stay informed about the different events in Plaza Mayor and make an appointment to attend.

Invite a friend and enjoy the experience!
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