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El Castillo Museo y Jardines

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El Castillo Museo y Jardines

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Myo M wrote a review Jul 2020
Coquitlam, Canada18,300 contributions542 helpful votes
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An "imposing-sized" castle with a number of beautiful red turrets (about 5 of them both at the front & at the back of the building), just as impressive as the outside is also its inside where on the three floors (except for the top floor just with one small library room) are a number of rooms which simply put are in "luxuriant settings" (elaborate furniture, sizeable paintings actually including a "Mona Lisa replica", intricate tapestries & just various decorative objects) and also where at the time of my visit (but which may just have been for the Christmas & New Year season) were two big rooms each with like a "sprawling miniature" (taking up the whole length of the room) of the scenes related to the birth of Christ which were just quite awesome to see. And on each floor is also one or more "outdoor parts" to go out to for some nice views of the castle grounds below especially the 1st floor with a "big terrace" (quite a spacious one although you can only come up to it from outside and yes the 1st floor on the front side is actually above ground) & also a small courtyard to go out to from the back side. And yes, also a nice time had after coming out of the Castle was at its "garden-like" front grounds which is not one in the sense of a botanical garden or such but a "huge lawn" on which are some nice arrangements of tall trees & smaller shrub-like plants beautiful with various colors (not many flowers to see overall though except for some scattered ones). Personally though, more than the plants & flowers, what I actually found more enjoyable is just capturing this great castle from different angles while walking around these front grounds (really some "awe-striking" views of the building!). If coming from the "touristy neighborhood" of El Poblado, it's about a half-hour walk south pretty straightforward along Carrera 34 or 35 (the two merging at some point) although there are stretches along the way that are "somewhat uphill", and yes also enjoyable to see along the way (actually just soon after leaving El Poblado) are some number of streetart scenes in a "long row" on the left side of the street.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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DAMMCTDE wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada79 contributions135 helpful votes
You would think you are somewhere in Europe. Absolutely a most see while you visit Medellín, right from the gate the gardens are impressive and breathtaking. It’s history and story leaves you breathless. If you do not speak Spanish...... you are going to miss out as they do not have any guides that are bilingual. This was a total shock as there are many foreigners in attendance.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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offthecuff2010 wrote a review Mar 2020
greenwood, mo84 contributions19 helpful votes
Our favorite tourist destination in Medellin! An enchanting castle/ home, filled with antique treasures, baccarat chandeliers, Meissen vases, Ecuadorian and Colombian antique paintings! Beautiful grounds and overhead scarlet macaws and screeching parrots ! Entrance on the hour; no photography inside exhibits; breathtaking views! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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stephan j wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom798 contributions458 helpful votes
A mock European looking castle build in the 1930 by a rich family. The gardens are very nice and peaceful. Be mindful that you can visit the interior only on a guided tour, therefore check when they take place to avoid sitting around to wait for one.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Damien Wu wrote a review Feb 2020
320 contributions53 helpful votes
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This place is built in the 1930’s. It’s a imitation of a classic European castle. It’s located not far from downtown (10 minutes by taxi). Place offering to visitors the opportunity to see a fully furnished Resident of a rich family. The garden is very pretty as well.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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