El Castillo Museo y Jardines, Medellin
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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.
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  • Gaudy attempt at gothic revival by a wealthy industrialist in the 20s. The curators have crammed multiple styles from different epochs into each room, resulting in a visual cacophony. The museum was e...  more »
  • The castle is in very good condition, they have been responsible for preserving all the culture of the family who lived there. The visit was very beautiful. In December, they have also exhibition of cribs.
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  • It is a castle which belonged to the family Echavarria. There is every year an exhibition of Nativity scenes very nice and varied. The House is has preserved in excellent State.
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  • 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.
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