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Places of interest in Medellin and Antioquia

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Museums

A view of the city

A view of the city

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gómez
Carrera 51B N° 85-24
Museo Universitario Antropológico
Calle 67 N° 53-108 Bloque 15. Universidad de Antioquia
Museo filatélico
Calle 50 N° 50-21 piso 4. Edificio del Banco de la República
Museo de Arte Moderno
Calle 64B N° 51-64
Museo Etnográfico Madre Laura
Carrera 92 N° 34D-21
Museo del Castillo
Calle 9 Sur N° 32-269
Museo Histórico de Antioquia
Carrera 52 N° 20-53
Museo de Antioquia
Carrera 52A N° 51A-29
Museo Etnográfico Miguél Ángel Builes
Carrera 81 N° 52B-120.
The historic center

The historic center

Santuarios religiosos

Ermita de La Veracruz
Calle 51 N° 52-58
Basílica Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria
Carrera 49A N° 50-85
Basílica Metropolitana
Carrera 48 N° 56-81
Iglesia San Ignacio
Carrera 44 N° 48-18
Iglesia de San José
Carrera 46 N° 49-90

Squares and parks

Plaza Cisneros

Plaza Cisneros

Santa Fe Zoo
Carrera 52 N° 20-63
Botanical Gardens “Joaquín Antonio Uribe Uribe”
The orchid room also contains other flowers and flesh-eating plants, among others.
Carrera 52 N° 73-298
Parque Lleras
One of Medellin´s most popular night-spots.
Carrera 30, Calle 19
Parque Berrío
Between Calle 50 and Calle 51
Plaza Botero
A square full of sculptures donated by the famous Colombian artist.
Carrera 52 N° 52-43
Plaza de toros La Macarena
Carerra 63 N° 44A-65
Parque Explora
The park has the largest fresh-water aquarium in South America.
Carrera 52 Nº 73-75
Parque de los Pies Descalzos
Carrera 49 N° 7 Sur-50
Parque de los Deseos
Calles 71 y 73; Carreras 52 y 53
Red de Parques Biblioteca
The Library-Parks include San Javier, España, La Ladera, La Quintana and Belén. Each has its unique style and around it an open air culture complex. This has helped to stabilize some of Medellin’s most vulnerable areas. Both Belén and España are reached by Metrocable, an excellent and safe way to move around and discover the city.Metrocable, una excelente y segura manera de transportarse y concoer la ciudad.

Around Medellin: Antioquia.

Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla El Peñon dam /Photo Natalia Gómez-Carvajal.

El Peñon dam /Photo Natalia Gómez-Carvajal.

Santa Elena
This tiny place is 20 minutes out of the city. It is the home of the men and women who devise complex and beautiful designs and mount them on stands (silletas) for the Festival of Flowers. Meat them, watch them, at work and discover local products and farmsteads.
Santa Fe de Antioquia
This is one of Colombia’s magic villages, redolent of history and tradition. The Puente de Occidente and tamarind candies are two famous attractions there.
Guatapé y el Peñón
Guatapé is an enchanting little village of colorful houses and every kind of decoration on the facings. Each has its own version of local window decoration with flowers and geometrical designs, many celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Republic. Five minutes away is the Peñón, a huge rock from which you can look out over the dam that swallowed up much of the mountains below. An exotic scene if ever there was one!

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