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Address: Plaza Cisneros, Medellin, Colombia

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Forest of Lights

Only 10 years ago the city fathers rescued this neglected area and built this very unusual park, which doesn't look like much by day but is spectacular when lit up at night. Right... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Puerto Cortes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Only 10 years ago the city fathers rescued this neglected area and built this very unusual park, which doesn't look like much by day but is spectacular when lit up at night. Right across the street is the old railroad station, from when they were still shipping out coffee by train, and the imposing bronze sculpture Homenage a la Raza... More 

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Buenos Aires
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Parque de la Luz is in downtown Medellin tucked away in Plaza Cisneros. Every taxi driver in town knows it. Best to go in the evening just as it is getting dark. Sit on a bench and enjoy watching the lights -- 300 poles of them -- of varying heights. It has a very modern feel while everything around it... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just so different that it is worth a visit, but not a place to hang around. I would suggest you to ask a cab to take you around at night to have seen it and drive to another place.

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Medellin, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

this is probably the worst parque to be. First of all: it is not a friendly spot in the center as this "park" looks like a forest made out concrete. If you love concrete : go and see it. Waht lacks is a friendly atmosphere where you can relax a bit. But apart from the concrete this park is also... More 

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Bocas del Toro, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Lights are nice when tasteful. These? gaudy. It was as if it didn't matter what the lights looked like...just put up Lights!

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

When you get there just watch out for all the homeless and kids doing drugs. During the day you should have no issue. Just pay attention :)

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College Park, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is likely a very impressive idea, but seems that a large number of the light towers aren't working. Several interesting buildings nearby, including the old train station, and a large domed church. The food court terrace across the street provides a nice view of the park, provided you can access the terrace after the lights go on.

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Check out the park when you're visiting the historic centre, and go on a sunny day for some excellent photo opportunities

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

same as before...get a good guide,..otherwise outside of seeing it at night,...you really wont have an understanding as to why

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Address: Plaza Cisneros, Medellin, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin

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