Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe, Medellin
(4.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Survey the idiosyncratic and striking architecture at Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe, a distinctive and ornate black-and-white historical building that acts a social and cultural event center with plenty going on most days. Constructed from 1925-1937 in a Gothic Revival style by Belgian architect Augustin Goovaerts, the building bears a distinctive facade of contrasting black and white stones topped by a bold dome. If the sun shines just right, you'll notice the white stones gleam a little bit green. Inside, check out the bronze reliefs, stained glass windows, and "The Liberation of Slaves," a mural by Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo. The building frequently hosts concerts, workshops, and art exhibits, so check ahead on the website before your arrival. Using our online itinerary creator, Medellin attractions like Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A bit of history in downtown medellin... highly recommended library and cinema in the Dome (Thursday night)
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  • It's really to fall in love with this amazing architecture. Could be glazed for minutes just walking my eyes in external coating colors. Unfortunately I could not visit inside because it was already late.
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  • On the one hand a super fancy architecture. On the other straight lines and light colors. The building itself is a work of art that is worth the visit
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  • Apparently it was never finished because they felt the didnt need the architect anymore, looks like the did need him in the end. Still a marvelous building to look at
  • It is a neo-Gothic style building, florid Gothic and some call it eclectic architecture, has ogival windows, arches of half point and wide spaces, designed by engineer Belgian Agustin Govaerts in 1927
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  • It has a small museum showing the history of its construction. From Monday to Friday until 5 pm they let you go up to the roof.
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  • The architectural design of the Palace of culture is spectacular. The exhibition on the life and work of Uribe Uribe is complete and well presented. Similar to other exhibitions occur in pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service from the staff. Congratulations.
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  • Is a Palace imposing in full Center of Medellin, headquarters of offices of the Secretariat of culture of the governorate of Antioch and of other dependencies.
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