Bayjoe) has a mixed reputation as a city with areas of high personal
danger, ranging to: Bello is a nice middle class place to live and work.
Just as in many cities in the world, both opinions can be correct. Bello,
is a large city, with a growing population of 400,000+people. The city
is composed of 81 Barrios, and has a social/economic rank of Estrada
3, placing Bello in the middle range of 1 to 6. Estrada 6, is the most
affluent- and where the residents pay highest taxes and utility
of Bello has a very complete and well designed website. Surely there
are Bello citizens who are both proud of their fine city, and can translate
their Home Page into English?
textiles are the major contributors to the local economy. Suburban barrios
are known for their agricultural contribution to the economy.
in the downtown area you'll find many small furniture stores with manufacturing
employees crafting the furniture in the rear of the stores.
is one of the many Terminals of the modern Metro System, and the
home of the Metro Administration Center. Historically, Bello was
also the center for the old narrow gauge railroad serving the
State of Antioquia.
workers reside in Bello for the convenience of being close to their
work, plus the perks offered by Metro, such as secure parking for employee
bicycles, and the large number of Metro buses which serve the far reaching
barrios of Bello.
central park is currently undergoing re-construction, is the hub of
the city. The church, complete with twin clocks and a beautiful cast
bronze door entrance, tree lined shops, and the city government building
Hispanic Central America and South American cities, it's not unusual
to see references to both JFK and Thomas Alva Edison. Why Kennedy,and
not Jefferson or Washington, is so honored, I have yet to learn.
the center of Bello is a unique library. Within the old adobe walls
securing the library is a park setting complete with a covered meeting
area, trees, birds, flowers and places to sit and read, to meet, chat,
contemplate whatever, OR just close your eyes and listen!
host spent a half day wandering the streets of Centro Bello. During
my walks, I chatted with the people and openly took many photos. I felt
comfortable, secure, and enjoyed my time in Bello.