Parque Explora


Young travelers will enjoy this expansive science museum, which features a fine aquarium full of species from Colombian waterways as well as an interesting reptile enclosure. There's also an adjoining planetarium.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Medellín attractions

1. Jardín Botánico

0.14 MILES

One of Medellín's nicest green spaces, the botanic gardens cover 14 hectares, showcase 600 species of trees and plants, and include a lake, a herbarium…

2. Museo Universitario

0.37 MILES

On the campus of the Universidad de Antioquia, this museum has an interesting collection of pre-Columbian pottery, as well as galleries devoted to art and…

3. El Cerro de Moravia

0.48 MILES

The densely populated neighborhood of Moravia was once Medellín's municipal rubbish dump with an open-air mountain of trash surrounded by a large shanty…

4. Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gómez

0.53 MILES

Located in the house where the artist lived and worked, this fine museum has an extensive collection of pieces by prolific local painter Pedro Nel Gómez …

5. Cerro Volador

1.14 MILES

Protecting a tract of the forest that once covered the entire Valle de Aburra, this hilly municipal nature reserve is a popular place to exercise away…

6. Catedral Metropolitana

1.17 MILES

Overlooking Parque de Bolívar, Medellín's neo-Romanesque cathedral was completed in 1931. Its spacious but dim interior has Spanish stained-glass windows.

7. Plazoleta de las Esculturas

1.31 MILES

This public space in front of the Museo de Antioquia is home to 23 large, curvaceous bronze sculptures by renowned local artist Fernando Botero, including…

8. Museo de Antioquia

1.31 MILES

In the grand art deco Palacio Municipal, Colombia's second-oldest museum (Museo Nacional in Bogotá is the oldest) houses one of the country's most…