Medellín Sights

Medellín is the country's main industrial hub, but don't expect a city full of smoking chimneys: the factories are well outside of town. Deep-green mountains that rise sharply around the city provide a bold backdrop to the glass-and-concrete towers of its elegant financial district. Well-developed tourist facilities in the city proper testify to the region's relative economic strength.

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El Poblado holds all the cards when it comes to dining and nightlife, it is the historic center that provides visitors with their cultural fix, most notably in the blocks between the Parque de Bolívar and the Plaza Botero. A pedestrian street, Avenida Carabobo, stretches south of the Plaza Botero for eight blocks, ending in the modern seat of the government of Antioquia.

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Casa de la Memoria

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

Jardín Botánico de Medellín

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

Museo de Antioquia and Plaza Botero

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

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