Memory House Museum, Medellin

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Reflect on the history of a once blighted area at Memory House Museum, a showcase of remembrance for victims of armed conflict.. The museum opened in 2012 and has since acted as a space for families of victims to remember their lost loved ones. Read the testimonials on the walls from those involved in the conflicts and survey the interactive map with detailed timelines and newspaper articles that address issues such as the peace agreement between the Colombian government and guerilla groups. Take a guided tour for a more informative trip. With our custom trip planner, Medellin attractions like Memory House Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • An amazing museum that gives so much context to Colombia's turbulent past, whilst really emphasising the human impact. So much of what us foreigners know about Colombia is based on tv dramas and the s...  more »
  • Keeper very friendly free place with expo in french! In the middle of the garden of the Centennial speaks of the violence that has always been in the countries of the assassination of their president in 1948 of the disappearance of journalists, etc.. the farcs. Will they finally live in peace! It is this that we wish them!
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  • I visited the Museum of Memory in late September 2017 with my Colombia Travel Operator Guide. Yes a lot of this is in Spanish but even if you don't have someone to interpret for you, the photographs d...  more »
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  • Very moving. Well done. So many people impacted over the years. It is heartwarming to see the efforts going into reconciliation and healing.
  • Only in Spanish so beware. Museum is free but very small and organized in a way more to portray stories than to tell a linear history. Wasn't as powerful or informational as I expected.
  • Great place with texts in Spanish, English and French (audio only Spanish). Well kept and friendly staff. Very informative and the architecture is interesting in and around the building (you might want to see the park next to it).
  • Beautiful museum that shows the impressive history so clearly that I left feeling sad, it really got to me. (Like when you visit 2nd WW memorials or the killing fields). The downside is that the best parts of the museum are only in Spanish
  • Went on a guided tour. Probably be better to go alone, since I felt it was kinda rushed. Still an OK place to spend an hour or two.

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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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