Medellin Museums Guide

Medellin is not a city short on culture, and if you´re a fan of museums and galleries you will find enough here to keep you occupied for several days. Here is our guide to what the city has to offer – particularly useful for if you´re faced with a rare rainy day in the ´City of Eternal Spring´…
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Museo de Antioquia

(Cr 52 #52-43, nearest station Parque Barrio)
Entrance: 10,000 Pesos, http://www.museodeantioquia.org.co

=> A must do on your stay in Medellin – situated next to Plaza Botero the Museo de Antioquia hosts a large collection of the works of Medellin born artist Fernando Botero, as well as an exhibition of international artists. For more info and gallery pics check our Museo de Antioquia page.

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Medellin Parque ExploraParque Explora

(Cr 52 #73-75, nearest station Universidad)
Entrance: 18,000 Pesos, closed on Mondays, http://www.parqueexplora.org

=> This huge science and technology museum is fun for all the family. Located just across from El Jardin Botanico, Parque Explora has a range of interactive exhibits, including everything from dinosaurs, 3D movies and television studies to rooms filled with experiments for you to try out. There is also a temporary exhibition space which changes regularly and an impressive aquarium.

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Planetarium

(Cr53 #71 - 117, nearest station Universidad)
Entrance: 12,000, closed on Mondays, http://www.planetariomedellin.org

=> Just over the road from Parque Explora is Medellin´s recently re-opened planetarium.  As well as a modern and impressive show in the planetarium dome about the solar system, there is also a floor containing over 40 interactive displays and the opportunity to try out some space-themed experiments.

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Medellin Museo del AguaMuseo del Agua
(Cr 57 # 42-139, nearest station Alpujarra)
Entrance: 6,000 Pesos, closed Mondays, http://www.museodelaguaepm.com.co

=> A museum about water might not seem hugely exciting, but the newly built Museo del Agua is much more. Visitors are taken on a journey by a personal guide through the evolution of the Earth, from the start of the Universe to the present day via a series of interactive exhibits and videos to understand the ecosystems of the world we live in. This is everything a modern museum should be and its location next to Parque de los Pies Desclazos means that you can dip your toes in some H2O after your visit…

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Museo de Arte Moderno
(Cr 44 # 19A – 100, nearest station Industriales)
Entrance: 6,000 Pesos, closed on Mondays, http://www.elmamm.org

=> Modern art lovers are catered for with this gallery which regularly changes its instillations and exhibitions of both national and international artists. The MAMM has moved from its former home in Carlos E. Restrepo park and is now located in a former smelting plant in the Industriales area.

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Medellin Museo El CastilloMuseo El Castillo
(Calle 9 Sur No.32- 269, nearest station Aguacatala)
Entrance: 8,000 Pesos, closed for lunch each day from 12-2pm, http://www.museoelcastillo.org

=> For something a bit different head up to El Castillo for some great views of the city and beautiful gardens.  This replica of a medieval style French castle was built in the 1930s before it become home to one of wealthiest families of Medellin. Its doors are now open to the public, giving you the chance to take a guided tour of the spectacular property, its well-preserved rooms and antique collections. The castle also occasionally hosts cultural events and concerts. If you happen to be near the Santa Fe shopping centre you can walk 15 mins up Calle 9S to get there, otherwise it´s easiest to take a taxi.

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