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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  • August 14, 2017
    Once you get there, is just a beautiful place, the gardens are well taken care and has a great views of Medellin.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The Castle Museum is a beautiful place, full of history, antiques and beautiful gardens. Also place rented it for photo shoots of quinceaneras, picnics and fairs. If you find yourself in Medellin or think travel, don't miss this place.
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  • August 9, 2017
    In a big city like Medellin wouldn't expect to find even a castle! Unfortunately when we go we it rained most of the time. There is the opportunity to visit the Castle and enjoy a good lunch at one of the stalls present.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Smallish. No pictures allowed inside. Brief tour in English, much more extensive in Spanish (we followed a group with a Spanish guide). Worth a visit. Entry fee 12,000 peso (about US$3) per person.
  • July 15, 2017
    Avoid the tour, but for $3 USD you can sit in a beautiful park and drink/picnic. Good spot to just take it all in for the afternoon.
  • May 5, 2017
    A must see for Medellin. Stunning views of the city, beautiful grounds with exotic flowers and trees from around the world, as well as history. Truly this experience is for everyone. The castle is unique and stands out with great mystique against the green landscape.
  • July 30, 2017
    Because is a special place in the middle of the city. You feel into a fairy tale
  • June 26, 2017
    A must when visiting Medellin. There you will learn about one of the richest family in Medellin which left a big social legacy in the city.

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