Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin

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Head to Universidad de Antioquia, which has a museum as well as a lush and vibrant common area ideal for relaxing and watching the day go by. The oldest and second-largest university in the country, there are over 36,000 students on this main campus, so be aware that there may be a dense concentration of people on site. Tourists are not officially allowed onto university grounds without showing ID, but an appeal to the security personnel here has been known to do the trick. Once inside the museum, check out the anthropological section, the oldest and largest in Latin America. Use our Medellin travel itinerary planner to visit Universidad de Antioquia on your trip to Medellin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • July 1, 2017
    This place is excellent not only for form in some field specific otherwise that in the you can find many green areas, much diversity in terms of people who are in it and the animals that live there.
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  • June 29, 2017
    Located in the plazuela de San Ignacio, find the site where he started the University of Antioquia, to 1803 and in these moments is running some of its programs. Includes the site what is known as the Auditorium, used for conferences and special events. It is worth visiting this building because it preserves architectural spaces that have been restored and preserved.
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  • June 27, 2017
    The location of this place reminded me of Europe. It is in a beautiful plaza called San Ignacio. The church here is very colonial and reminded of Spain! Great architecture all around the block!!!!  more »
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  • November 25, 2016
    My Wife graduated from there and had a great education. Top notch University.
  • May 16, 2017
    Not bad
  • January 15, 2016
    It may not be the best university of the country for statistics but it is for me. I love Thee, UdeA.
  • May 11, 2013
    Largest campus of the second best university in Colombia, located in the capital of the province of Antioquia. It is called "Ciudad Universitaria" and has more than 30.000 students.
  • September 6, 2012
    T amo udea

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