El Castillo Museo y Jardines

El Castillo Museo y Jardines

El Castillo Museo y Jardines
4.5
Speciality Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Valor ingreso: Adultos $12.000 COP Niños entre 3 y 11 años: $8.000 COP Estudiantes, presentando un carnet válido y vigente: $8.000 COP Parqueadero: Carros $6.000 Motos $3.000
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4.5
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Sandy N
New York City, NY20 contributions
Jan 2022
This place is highly unusual - unlike any "real" stately home. Owner must have been slightly mad to have built this - very old fashioned, narrow corridors and lots of steps up and down, We agreed that the owner must have been "un poco loco".
Lovely grounds and a small cafe bar to have a coffee. Very pleasant visit.
Written January 24, 2022
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Angelica Tobit
11 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
If you’re stuck for things to do when visiting Medellin and would like to see something a little bit different/ escape the city for a while then definitely drop by here!

The ‘castle’ (a very uniquely built Manor House) is very ostentatious on the inside and the gardens are beautiful. My partner and I spent ages walking around and saw iguanas in the trees and all sorts of butterflies and birds. It’s a really peaceful place and a great way to spend a couple of hours. The cafe has some great freshly baked treats on offer too!
Written August 14, 2022
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Robert B
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was pleasantly surprised by the Museo del Castillo. To start with it’s more of a country house than a museum - think National Trust if you are British. The art and decoration inside is really high class (eg Sevres, Limoges and Meissen porcelain and some good Art Deco sculpture) and the gardens are a very pleasant place to while away a few hours watching the flycatchers and tanagers.

My only regret is that the staff don’t seem to recognise what a gem they have, so all you get is an hour’s tour reciting from memory a list of “things”. There’s nothing about how the art got there, why the builder decided on the French chateau style and how the final owners were inspired to buy so cleverly.
Written February 6, 2020
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Joseph L
Kansas City, MO10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Terrible place. Old, small, and falling apart. They don't allow women to enter with purses, so you have to leave them at reception. You cannot take any pictures inside the "castle". There are spies that are mixed in each group, and when they see people taking a picture secretly, they stop the whole tour and embarrass the person until they erase the pictures. This happened to a couple of people during our tour, and was ridiculous. They treat everyone like criminals and are extremely disagreeable. (since I know what people will say, I did not take pictures, nor is there anything there that is worth taking pictures of.) It was a very bad experience. Half way through we couldn't wait to get out.
Written November 9, 2022
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londoner_in_yucatan
Merida, Yucatan2,038 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a very attractive ‘old’ house which obviously has a story to tell. Unfortunately we found the staff unfriendly in the extreme.

Tours leave on a regular basis and our guide seemed to be reading out an inventory (name of piece, date of production, origin) as we entered each room rather than bring to life the stories of the people that lived there. They are very clear that NO PHOTOS are allowed, but as they don’t speak English, this warning might escape you. One unknowing European was berated for pointing his camera around and told he could be asked to leave. The poor guy looked quite shocked!

We took the chance to eat lunch in the café and ran into a very stern employee who had the face of a person who has few friends (as they say in Mexico). Our anxiety levels remained high!

We both agreed this was the worst customer service we experienced during 10 days in Antioquia. Do the management read these reviews, I wonder? They should since a previous visitor (see June 2021 review) made similar comments.
Written April 27, 2022
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skodemiami
Cartagena, Colombia133 contributions
Aug 2021
I was impressed with with the quantity and quality of pieces of art in this museum. They were not collected from other locations and placed in this home. It is a well-preserved step back in time of a wealthy family with roots back to Germany. Do not miss an opportunity to visit the museum
Written August 13, 2021
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Scott D
35 contributions
Jan 2020
It's ok. Maybe it's better when the garden is in ful bloom. I went in January and the fountain was off and the flowers were sparse. The interior of the museum is a mix of religious paraphernalia/old school recreation of the family that used to live there. Interesting enough, but not worth it if you have to go 'out of your way' to visit.
Written January 24, 2020
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stephan j
London, UK868 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written February 28, 2020
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Janet I
Yamhill, OR101 contributions
Aug 2022
Although they didn't have an English speaking guide available, there was someone to explain how we could go through the castle on our own. The castle was beautiful, very different from most European castles, and the grounds were restful. They have a great gift shop.
Written August 30, 2022
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Ronald G
Bogota, Colombia51 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
When we arrived we were told there no guided tours, but that we could enter the house, which was okay with us. However, as we entered through one door that was open, we were approached by a completely rude guide. She didn’t even greet us, but just asked us why were there, we explained the situation and that we had seen a door that was open, yet she just had a very threatening attitude telling us “you’ve better not taken any pics” and kicking us out with an impolite tone of voice. Not only was she rude, but also told us to close the door when leaving, as assuming we were the ones who opened it. It’s a shame that a touristic place has such discourteous and untrained staff. We paid two tickets to be treated in a really demeaning way, not the way most people here treat tourists.

Needles to say this is not a real castle, but a copy of one. So there’s no point losing your money, there are other places with much better customer service in Medellin.
Written June 13, 2021
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El Castillo Museo y Jardines is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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