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El Castillo Museo y Jardines

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Address: Calle 9 Sur 32-269 | Loma de Los Balsos, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 4 2660900
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El Castillo Museum in Medellin - A castle in the city

You don't expect to see a European like small castle in the middle of a Southamerican city like Medellin. It has beautiful gardens and the house itself is nice to visit. I like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Rancho Cucamonga, California

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You don't expect to see a European like small castle in the middle of a Southamerican city like Medellin. It has beautiful gardens and the house itself is nice to visit. I like to see old, classic furniture, paintings, and so on, which reminded me of my grandmother's house in Spain. It's a nice, relaxing place to spend an a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This castle, the only in Medellín, is beautiful. It is useful for taking nice pictures from the garden. The entrance fee is 10000 COP so you might as well stay for the tour while you're at it. It's absolutely gorgeous inside, but the history or story didn't intrigue me too much. This place is definitely worth visiting though, without a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Museo El Castillo was reasonably close to our hotel and seemed like an ideal place to relax or picnic in the castle gardens. The castle itself, a rich man's dream in the new world (turn of the century), is in need of some quality renovations. The last paint job hadn't been done very neatly and the beautiful wooden floors need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We really enjoyed the "castle" and the gardens. They are beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. We saw many people picnicking under the trees and on the lawn on Sunday. We enjoyed eating cakes and drinking Colombiana in the cafe. The admission is only US$4.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was a good experience for the afternoon. Still the place is not much a museum for art. It is for old stuff that belong to the family that use to live there.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is really beautiful and historical, I reccomend taking the guided tour. The grounds are romantic and herd are places to eat as well as a view of the city below.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Yes... a castle in Medellin, built in the 1930's, made this an intriguing modern history experience. The grounds outside definitely set the tone for our visit (beautiful). Though typically not much of a "tour guide" person, it was informative and a highlight of the experience. ...and all included in your entry fee anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place is definitely a charming castle, and interesting story. If you've read the book, El mundo afuera, I say don't miss htis! You will enjoy the view, the grounds, and the beautiful structure.

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The story is rather sad but the castle and what it has inside are beautiful. The gardens are gorgeous.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Pros: Surrounding gardens are beautiful and mostly well-maintained El Castillo itself is quite the architectural delight, with enough random rooms to host a (small) Colombian "Downton Abbey" Accommodating staff; an official señorita gave me a personal (en español) abbreviated tour, given my unorthodox arrival time Cons: They ran out of ingles guide brochures While a pretty place and building, it's... More 

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Address: Calle 9 Sur 32-269 | Loma de Los Balsos, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 4 2660900
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin

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