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  • 1. Casa de la Memoria


    This museum bears witness to the nation's tempestuous and violent past by commemorating the victims, investigating the roots of the conflict...Read More

  • 2. Jardín Botánico de Medellín


    The botanical gardens span about 33 acres and have more than 600 plant species, including heliconias, zamias, and azaleas. With plenty of spaces...Read More

  • 3. Museo de Antioquia and Plaza Botero


    The Antioquia Museum contains a collection of 188 paintings and sculptures by native son Fernando Botero. Known for depicting people and objects...Read More

  • 4. Catedral Basílica Metropolitana

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Metropolitan Cathedral's ornate coffee-color facade soars above the Parque de Bolívar. Designed by the French architect Charles Carré and...Read More

  • 5. Iglesia de la Veracruz

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Distinguishing the interior of the 1803 baroque Veracruz Hermitage are its white walls and columns with gilded capitals. Just off a picturesque...Read More

  • 6. Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín


    Since 2009, el MAMM has been housed in this former steel factory, with a 2015 expansion adding the distinctive stacked cuboid second and third...Read More

  • 7. Museo El Castillo


    The 1930s Gothic-inspired Castle Museum, with beautiful French-style gardens of sweeping lawns and exuberant flower beds, was once the home...Read More

  • 8. Palacio de la Cultura


    One of Medellín's most iconic architectural works, the Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe was designed by Belgian architect Agustín Goovaerts...Read More

  • 9. Parque Arví

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    To the east of the city, reached by the Metrocable, lie some 4,200 acres of protected forest and parklands with attractions spread throughout...Read More

  • 10. Parque Berrío


    This small concrete plaza, the city's nucleus since its construction in 1680, is overwhelmed by the city's elevated train, at this writing,...Read More

  • 11. Parque de Bolívar


    Despite its location in the middle of crowded Medellín, this shady park has a generous amount of open space. In the evening it's popular with...Read More

  • 12. Parque de las Esculturas


    This small sculpture park near the peak of Cerro Nutibara is a maze of paths dotted with modern and traditional sculptures by Latin American artists. ...Read More

  • 13. Pueblito Paisa

    Historic District/Site

    As you enter this reproduction of an old-time Antioquian village, you'll see a traditional town square with a small church, town hall, barbershop...Read More

  • 14. Santa Fe de Antioquia


    Eighty kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Medellín is the province's former capital, Santa Fe de Antioquia. Founded in 1541, the town is now...Read More

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