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. For El Castillo Museo y Jardines and beyond, use our Medellin day trip planning tool to get the most from your Medellin vacation.
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  • I'm usually positive when it comes to my reviews. I always start with what ever is good about the places or restaurants I review. So, with effort, I found something nice to say about the Castillo. The...  more »
  • The sumptuous and good taste in one of the most beautiful Medellin. It is transported to that era full of romance and good taste. Beautiful gardens and various events throughout the year.
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  • nice quiet spot to chill and maybe have a picnic with friends if the weather permits. From memory it was 10.000COP to enter. I wouldn't say it's outstanding and an absolute must visit but definitely g...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Because is a special place in the middle of the city. You feel into a fairy tale
  • 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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