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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  • The Museum is actually the residence of a family of the 20th century, with all the beauty and sophistication of a castle. The tour lets you know the rooms of the House, works of art and a little of the history of the family. The architecture and beautiful gardens around are too hot to wander and enjoy. The site yields beautiful pictures!
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  • El Castillo is a beautiful former home converted into a museum. The gardens are well maintained and make for the perfect picnic position. The castle itself is charming and displays the furnishings of ...  more »
  • The castle has a history, a bit sad....but beautiful! The gardens are a miniature Versailles in the middle of Medellin Colombia. There are rooms with local crafts to include beautiful embroidered tabl...  more »
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  • Exelent place!!! This place is unique, is different and you can do many activities with friends, family or with your couple! There is a medieval gotic style castle which is a museum and there are gardens around where you can take beautiful pictures or do a picnic! If you want to do a picnic you can call them and they will have the food with the picnic basket and the tablecloth ready for you!!
  • Nothing special. I think it would be a nice place for wedding photos or a boring date but it's not a place I would visit again. Plus the people working there follow you around very closely. It was uncomfortable.
  • Good to visit the place.. Having fun in the garden as well as can see the antique pieces..
  • The guide rarely smiled and they need bilingual tour guides, you really miss out on a lot if you don't understand what they're saying. Nice garden and is a good looking place.
  • The museum is nice and sione of the antiques are interesting. However the castle itself seemed kinda fake.

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