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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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neat little gem

Was a bit difficult to get in and out of here since you'll need to take a taxi/uber, but it's worth it. No pictures or bags allowed inside (they'll store it for you). For about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Melanie S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a bit difficult to get in and out of here since you'll need to take a taxi/uber, but it's worth it. No pictures or bags allowed inside (they'll store it for you). For about 10,000p you can get a guided tour of the house - very beautiful and interesting history (not sure if they actually offer english tours -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a treasured spot in the city. It is simply stunning. The museum is very well put together as it takes you though the families life and rooms. The gardens are stunning with a cafe with great coffee.

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Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is situated on a hillside and offers some spectacular views of the city. The grounds are gorgeous, though the fly in the ointment is that the area around the castle is under construction. Other than that, it was a picture perfect setting. I had a good wander around the grounds, then did the 2 pm tour of the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castillo is privately owned and very well maintained. We took a guided tour which explained about the home and the family who lived there. The access to the various rooms is very good. You really can walk around and get a sense of what it would be like to live there. They are doing some work on the exterior... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Gorgeous old home with a very informative guide giving details about the life of the family who owned it. The grounds are park-like and beg for a picnic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We came here on our concierge's recommendation and we are so happy we did. It is a country home, a estate actually, built as a French chateau. Noe it is closer to the city center, still the art and architecture inside are not to be missed. The gardens are amazing as well. The family history is somehow tragic but they... More 

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Sucre, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It took me a long time to finally go here, but I'm really happy I did. It has a very interesting story, which is an hour (hour and a half?) tour, where a guide explains when and why it was built, as well as the history of the family that lived there. It's really tranquil and has a great view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Such a great place to visit in Medellin, well worth. The history behind the family is sad though, everyone should take the guide tour

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is haunted and the story behind the castle and the family is truly sad. The tour itself is great and quite cheap. Avoid going by night cause this place is haunted.

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This castle used to be a private house, is located in the middle of a residential area in the Poblado neighborhood, not easily accessible, and besides the nice building and gardens, there is nothing to do there.

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