El Castillo Museo y Jardines, Medellin
(4.4/5 based on 420 reviews on the web)
Charming El Castillo Museo y Jardines features a wealth of artifacts exhibited in an early 20th-century mansion. Built in the 1930s in the Gothic style of French medieval castles, the building was the home of Diego Echavarria Misas and his family until his death in 1971, when the home and many of the objects in it were donated to the state. The permanent collection occupies nine rooms and features a large selection of paintings and other objects. Temporary exhibits display the work of local artists within the impressive building. Make El Castillo Museo y Jardines part of your personalized Medellin itinerary using our Medellin travel itinerary maker.
Create a full Medellin itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Medellin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Medellin by other users

22 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Medellin BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Medellin BY A USER FROM PANAMA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Medellin BY A USER FROM PERU December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is an old family estate open to the public. It is a bit of mix of disney and gray gardens. The receptionist is quite rude so brace your self but once inside a friendly tour guide takes you around...  more »
  • Was nice to walk around and see the gardens which are kept in perfect condition. There is the opportunity to have a wonder around inside as well to check out the history of the castle however as many ...  more »
  • The castle is accessed with a guided in Spanish by less than $4. Very interesting is the story of the family that inhabited it. The place is well kept. The gardens are a beautiful sight. It runs approximately 1 hour and a half.
    View original
Google
  • Very fun tour. It is all in Spanish so if you don't know Spanish you'll still enjoy the view. It was raining a little when I went, but still got some good shots. About a half mile or so from Santa Fe and Oviedo malls.
  • Located a short distance walk up the hill from Santafe Mall. Like many museums taking pictures is not allowed inside but outside in the gardens it is allowed and is a beautiful place to take your photos. This museum was the mansion of a famous Colombian industrialist. The entrance fee includes a guided tour in Spanish. They host many different temporary art and cultural exhibits. They organize a cool exhibit of Christmas nativity scenes made by local and international artists from November through January. The whole place makes you feel like you're somewhere in Europe with lots of trees and a big garden. There is a small coffee shop on the side of the building that offers picnics. A good place to relax, enjoy the view and get away from the city noise.
  • It's so beautiful and has great nature spaces
  • Beautiful gardens, not spectacular but for the price it's a great way to burn extra time, the castle is very nice, it was finished in the '40s so its its not that kind of castle but it was a nice time.
  • Excelente