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…
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…
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…
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 Universitario

On the campus of the Universidad de Antioquia be sure to check out the Museo Universitario. It has an interesting collection of pre-Columbian pottery, as well as galleries devoted to art and the natural sciences.
in Medellín

Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe

Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe, adjacent to the Berrío metro station in an ornate black-and-white building, hosts concerts and events, art expositions, conferences and workshops. Check its website for what…
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…
Museum in Medellín

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gómez

Located in the house where the artist lived and worked, this interesting museum has an extensive collection of pieces by prolific local painter Pedro Nel Gómez (1899–1984), as well as occasional major exhibitions. I…
Gallery in Medellín

Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín

In a refurbished industrial building in Ciudad del Río, 'El MAMM' showcases changing exhibitions of contemporary art. A large new wing that is to house the permanent collection was under construction at the time of …
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…