Mariposario Selva Viva, Medellin

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#6 of 10 in Wildlife in Medellin
Head to Mariposario Selva Viva, an exotic butterfly house in an unusual location--a shopping center. Escape the bustling retail complex and head inside an oasis of calm to interact with these delicate creatures. Thousands of butterfly species exist here and in all stages of their life span.Don't fret if you don't speak Spanish, as guided tours are available in English. Bring a camera for some great photo ops of the butterflies. Using our international travel planner, Medellin attractions like Mariposario Selva Viva can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The House of moths, butterflies is very charming, as any butterfly garden is not very spacious but contains a lot of butterflies, as well as the entire development process, from eggs to adulthood. The caretaker was extremely polite, friendly and very helpful Attention: butterflies are at greater activity when the Sun is stronger, so in the times or days without sunshine you can't see them.
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  • It is a major attraction for the city of medellin, in couple, family and friends. Be in contact with nature
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  • When I got the butterflies should be asleep, because I didn't see any. Flowers are beautiful, but I was there to see insect, not flower.
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El Poblado, an upper-class neighborhood south of the city center, offers the widest range of options. Sticking to this area allows you to enjoy the city's nightlife and food culture, although you'll likely pay above average prices. The neighborhoods of Laureles and Estadio, in the city's inner-west, are known as safe, family-friendly areas to stay, while the city center offers the best range of luxury accommodations.
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