Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Concepción

Around Medellín

Towering over the central plaza, this imposing 20th-century neo-Gothic church seems more than a little out of place in such a small town. Its gray granite walls topped with aluminum spires contrast markedly with the colorful surrounds. The striking blue interior features gold-plated arches and capitals.

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1. Museo Clara Rojas Pelaéz

0.06 MILES

Located in an elegant old house on Jardín's plaza, this museum contains a diverse mix of exhibits detailing the history of the town, including pre…

2. Reserva Natural Gallito de la Roca

0.28 MILES

This small nature reserve right on the edge of town is the scene of one of Jardín's most impressive natural sights. Early each morning and again in the…

3. Cerro Cristo Rey

0.43 MILES

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4. Cascada La Escalera

1.65 MILES

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5. Cueva del Esplendor

3.08 MILES

Located at 2200m amid beautiful landscapes, this spectacular cave has a 10m waterfall gushing through a large hole in the roof and is Jardín's most famous…

6. Cueva de los Guácharos

3.41 MILES

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