Comuna 13: Shaking Off the Past

From battleground to tourist destination, the people of Comuna 13 in Medellin tap the past to create a better future.


Rocks painted with messages written by families who live in barrio San Javier decorate the Comuna 13’s paths and green areas. “We hide absolutely nothing that has happened here, but we emphasize the interesting, beautiful and positive things that happen, because we are looking for a transformation,” Stuart said.