Attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Medellín

Cerro Nutibara

On top of this 80m-tall hill, 2km southwest of the city center, sits the kitschy Pueblito Paisa, a miniature version of a typical Antioquian township. Views across the city from the adjacent platform are stunning. N…
Top Choice Plaza in Medellín

Plazoleta de las Esculturas

This public space in front of the Museo de Antioquia is home to 23 large bronze sculptures by renowned local artist Fernando Botero. For more Botero, check out the iconic La Gorda, in front of the Banco de la Repúbl…
Canyon in Medellín

Río Claro Valley

Thanks to Colombia's improving security situation, it is once again safe to visit the Río Claro Valley in eastern Antioquia, where a crystal-clear river has carved stunning shapes into its marble bed. It's also…
Park in Medellín

Parque Arví

Accessible by the fantastic new Cable Arví Metrocable (Linea L) from the Santo Domingo interchange (COP$4600 one way, 15 minutes), Parque Arví is a big chunk of mountain wilderness in Santa Elena that makes a great …
Notable Building in Medellín

Biblioteca España

Constructed high on the mountainside in a marginalized neighborhood, this huge library is one of Medellín's most recognized landmarks and an emblem of the city's revival. At the time of research the entire structure…
Gardens in Medellín

Jardín Botánico Joaquín Antonio Uribe

Across from the Universidad de Antioquia is the city's Jardín Botánico. Opened in 1978, the garden has 600 species of trees and plants, a lake, herbarium, auditorium and the Orquideorama where an orchid di…
Gardens in Medellín

Jardín Botánico

One of Medellín nicest green spaces, the botanic gardens covers 14 hectares, showcases 600 species of trees and plants, and includes a lake, a herbarium and a butterfly enclosure. A couple of hours here offers a fin…
Museum in Medellín

Museo El Castillo

Occupying a mock-Gothic castle built in 1930 in El Poblado, the Museo El Castillo was once home to a wealthy Antioquian landowner. Inside are the family’s belongings, including furniture and artwork from around the …
Museum in Medellín

Museo de Antioquia

In the grand art deco Palacio Municipal, Colombia's second-oldest museum (Museo Nacional in Bogotá is the oldest) is also one of its finest. The collection includes pre-Columbian, colonial and modern art collections…
Museum in Medellín

Parque Explora

With exhibits on physics, biology and technology as well as a 3D cinema and an excellent aquarium full of species from the Amazon and other Colombian waterways, this is a science museum kids will love, and it may ti…