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El Castillo Museum (Museo El Castillo)
El Castillo Museum (Museo El Castillo)

El Castillo Museum (Museo El Castillo)

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Visitors to Poblado, a wealthy area in the green hills of Medellin, are in for a surprise. Behind heavy iron, Gothic gates and amid trees covered in Spanish moss, there’s a 17th-century castle in the style of those in France’s Loire Valley.

Built in 1930, it was later bought by Diego Echavarria and his wife. This wealthy family’s passion for art and culture is obvious in their home, where French and Spanish artwork lines the walls. But the story behind the castle is even more interesting than the building itself. On free tours you will learn about the family’s history, including the death of their daughter and the kidnapping and death of Echavarria himself shortly after.

After these tragic events, the house and possessions were donated to the city of Medellin, and the castle was opened to the public as a museum in 1971. Everything has been preserved just as the family left it, and tours include glimpses of the bedrooms, the dining area with a 10-seat dining table and porcelain dishes, the library with all of the family’s books and many other personal items.

Outside, the immense garden has fountains, exotic plants and wildlife, and a view of the city of eternal spring with its mountainous backdrop. The museum also serves as a cultural center for dance, music, crafts and arts.

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Calle 9S # 32-269, Medellin, Colombia

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Medellín Museums Tour

Medellín Museums Tour

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Delve into Medellin’s rich cultural heritage on a half-day tour of the city’s best museums. Alongside your knowledgeable guide, you’ll learn about Medellin’s radical transformation — from a perilously dangerous city to a thriving metropolis — and visit the San Pedro Cemetery Museum and the Museum of Antioquia. See pieces by Fernando Botero in the Museum of Modern Art, and admire the Gothic architecture and exotic gardens of the Castillo Museum. Upgrade your tour to include convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellin. 
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Medellin, surrounding villages and coffee tour 6 nights 7 days

Medellin, surrounding villages and coffee tour 6 nights 7 days

Enjoy the best of Medellin and the most fascinating villages around with this 6 nights 7 days package including accommodation and personal english speaking guide with private vehicle. From arrival to departure, you will be introduced into local customs and breathtaking sceneries. This comprehensive package puts together the best of the city of Medellin during a couple of days for introduction, museums, and shopping. A couple of days are spent visiting the most representative villages around Medellin such as: Guatape and Santafe de Antioquia, which are considered part of the national heritage. And finally, a full day to a coffee farm just 1 hour away from Medellin, where you´ll learn the coffee process from the hands of a real collector, enjoy lunch, and ride horses. Tours are fully narrated, and start times are flexible so you may steer tour around according to your preferences
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Medellin cultural tour (museums)

Medellin cultural tour (museums)

Medellin, the capital of Antioquia, is home to some of Colombia’s most interesting museums and cultural sights. With this fully narrated tour, save time waiting in ticket lines at the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Antioquia, and El Castillo Museum as you dig deeper into paisa culture with a local guide. This leaves plenty of time to wander, snap some photos, or grab a snack.
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Medellin Local Flavours: Night Street Private Food Tour

Medellin Local Flavours: Night Street Private Food Tour

Your local foodie will unfold the best of Colombian cuisine as you taste some of the best food and drinks in Medellin During this street food tour in Medellin, you wander around the traditional local streets filled with bars and restaurants where the locals come together. Explore the city and spot architectural gems like the Romanesque church and an old grocery store that's become a lively local bar. Do like the locals do and have a colorful shot in Lleras Town ​that gets you in the mood with a Colombian ​vibe. Try 70% Colombian cacao chocolate mousse with an irresistible, exotic, mango and passion fruit sauce and the beloved empanada con queso. ​Discover papas criollas, a Medellin specialty​ , and the classic chorizo antioqueño or chicharron that will leave you asking for more. Enjoy authentic oat milk mixed with cinnamon, and try out a heavenly Alfajor de arequipe, a treat that goes down well with a cup of coffee or two!
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