Real City Tours was born as Pablo Alvarez’s desire to share the city he loved with visitors. After living in Europe for a couple of years, he was very surprised by the amount of tourists in the city who were simply staying in Poblado and mainly taking Pablo Escobar tours. Convinced that Medellín was way more than just those things, he decided to show a different part of the city and the culture while in the meantime, keep practicing his English while writing his Master’s thesis. With that in mind, he started the tour under the Free Walking Tour model: people can pay at the end according to their capacity and how much they liked the tour. With a very simple sign letting people know he was doing a Free Walking Tour, he headed out one morning in March 2013 to the Poblado Metro Station.