Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture, Medellin

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Survey the idiosyncratic and striking architecture at Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture, 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. Plan your Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture visit and explore what else you can see and do in Medellin using our Medellin online trip planner .
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  • Stay pending to enter this wonderful Palace, outside visit it a ten times more works by Botero in the Exterior of the Museum, a foreign legion of tourists, reminds me of the film BABEL, proof positive that should be visited, the fact there is no in shown to the Museum, me forcing back to Medellin, truly is an incredible city and this Palace is an icon of the city, best of Medellín will continue being their "PAISITAS", your kindness and courtesy feature, as always everything can be improved, but his will and force are admirable. Of that return the hare, and now starting inside her
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  • Beautiful Edition that only the exterior worth admiring it. You can enter, free of charge and see the works that inside. The busy outside and excess of sellers.
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  • there where today stands the Palace, there were the offices of the Governor of antioquia, and it was where we paid teachers suffered.
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  • The story of the place is quite interesting. They could make a greater effort for curating more expositions, though.
  • This place is an architectural jewel with a very long story, it used to be part of the government of antioquia, afterwards was used as a bank and right now its a museum.
  • 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
  • The museum is poor in my opinion.
  • Beautiful architecture. The exhibitions that I have attended, interesting. Good film programming. Friendly staff.
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