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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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Beautiful grounds and history for this Nuevo Castillo...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Colombia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Take a taxi from Oviedo and even though you may not be allowed inside, the best part is actually the grounds you should be able to walk around in to enjoy the view of the surrounding area...then walk back down to Av. Poblado...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place was really a surprise, after walking the areas of Medellin, inhaling the Colombian spirit, I found myself entering this place. First, it has "Gardens", not sure if gardens is the right word to describe it - but some plants. Truly, I was expecting more. Then, you head to the main building, it looks like a Middle Ages castle,... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went with friends who love museum visits. We enjoyed a self-guided garden tour, with glorious amaryllis plantings in full bloom, and eating mangosteens under a shady tree. Much of the formal garden layout looked tired and forgotten. We saw a number of really pretty picnics set up beside the castle, on the shaded lawns, with hay bales around them.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had no idea what to expect going into this museum, and we're so pleased that we took the time. If you are staying in Poblado anyway, it is only about a 15 minute walk from Santa Fe Shopping Center (uphill, much easier on the way back!), and it is so full of little treasures from that time period, furniture,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The history of this little place its so romantic , it's worth th visit The gardens are gourgeous , you will think your somewhere in France , make the time and visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The castle is surrounded with beautifuls gardens. Although the fountains did not work, it should be a sober sight. Thuth being told it is beautiful but there is not to much to see. We made the guided visit to the castle and it is interesting to see the history of an upper class "paisa" family and how things always can... More 

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