13 Sights in Medellín, Colombia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Medellín, Colombia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Medellín, Colombia.

Sightseeing Tours in Medellín

1. Parque Explora

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Parque Explora

Parque Explora is an interactive science museum in Medellín, Colombia, loosely modeled after San Francisco's Exploratorium. It houses South America's largest freshwater aquarium, Explora Aquarium. The museum contains over 300 interactive attractions, as well as a 3D auditorium, planetarium, television studio, and vivarium. The museum opened in 2008.

Wikipedia: Parque Explora (EN), Website

2. Cerro Nutibara

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Cerro Nutibara Jorge Gomez (Kroyf) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Nutibara Hill is a rocky hill formation located in the Colombian city of Medellin, in the geographic center of the Aburrá Valley and on the west bank of the Medellín River. It is one of the few ecosystems that is conserved in Medellín and is considered one of the city's seven "guardian" hills. The hill has a sculpture park, the open-air Carlos Vieco Auditorium, and the Pueblito Paisa a reproduction of the traditional Colombian township, amongst other sights. The hill is 80 meters tall and has an area of 333,300 m2. It is named after the indigenous Chief Nutibara.

Wikipedia: Nutibara Hill (EN)

3. Planetario de Medellin

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Planetario de Medellin

The Jesús Emilio Ramírez González Planetarium of Medellín is a planetarium located in Medellín, Colombia and established on October 10, 1984. It was originally conceived by the Astronomical Society of the College of San José, led at that time by Brother Daniel, a renowned scientist, astronomer, and botanist. The purpose is that the planetarium is a space for the promotion of scientific and technological culture of citizens and mentality that encourages scientific and technological creativity. The museum is surrounded by a public space known as the Park of Wishes, which was designed by Felipe Uribe de Bedout to coordinate with the planetarium.

Wikipedia: Planetarium of Medellín (EN)

4. Basílica Metropolitana de Medellín

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Basílica Metropolitana de Medellín

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín, officially the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception. It is located in the central zone of the Medellín (Colombia) in the Villanueva neighborhood on the north side of Bolívar Park. Additionally, the temple was formerly called and it is still known but to a lesser extent, as Villaneuva Cathedral, especially during its construction to distinguish it from the Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria, which was the seat for the Episcopal see at the time.

Wikipedia: Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín (EN)

5. Parques del Río Medellín

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Medellin River Park is a linear park, located in the center of Medellin (Antioquia Province), Colombia, integrating the banks of Medellin River passing through the city from south to north. Designed to include improvements to infrastructure, landscaping and vegetation, the work is designed to become a corridor for metropolitan mobility, as well as major environmental and public space axes to facilitate the encounters of citizens.

Wikipedia: Parques del Río Medellín (ES)

6. Museo Interactivo EPM

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Museo Interactivo EPM

The Interactive Museum EPM is in Medellín, Colombia. It is part of the Barefoot Park and receives about a 1,000 visitors a day, mostly students. The museum provides an educational tour of 22 rooms spread over four buildings with technology explained in an entertaining way and guests interacting with the physical principles of water, energy, gas and telecommunications. It is funded and managed by Empresas Públicas de Medellín.

Wikipedia: Interactive Museum EPM (EN)

7. Museo de Mineralogía

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The Museum of Geosciences is a university museum located in the city of Medellín - Colombia. It belongs to the Faculty of Mines of the National University of Colombia and serves as academic support regarding Earth sciences, facilitating and promoting researchers and the community in general free access to the world of minerals, fossils, rocks, the Earth, its processes and resources.

Wikipedia: Museo de Mineralogía (Medellín) (ES)

8. Parque de Los Pies Descalzos

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Parque de Los Pies Descalzos

Barefoot Park is a zen-inspired public park in Medellín, Colombia. The park was funded by EPM and designed by architect Felipe Uribe de Bedout. The park includes a green area with gardens and bamboo, a sand area, and an area with water fountains. As suggested by its name, the park is playful in nature. Children and adults are encouraged to play in the park barefoot.

Wikipedia: Barefoot Park (EN)

9. Lido

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The Teatro Lido is a Colombian theater located at the southeastern coast of Park of Bolívar, in Medellín. The theater began operating in 1945 and in 2007, after a methodical restoration was reopened, and is administered by the Mayor of Medellin. It has capacity for 1,100 spectators and offers a variety of programming throughout the year.

Wikipedia: Teatro Lido (EN)

10. Parque Berrío

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Parque Berrío

Berrío Park is an urban plaza located in the geographical heart of Medellín, Colombia. It is popular as a meeting place for local residents and as the main reference of the city for visitors, as there are several attractions nearby. The park is named after Pedro Justo Berrío, who was a conservative politician and governor of Antioquia.

Wikipedia: Berrío Park (EN)

11. Nutibara Sculpture Park

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Sculpture Park is a sculpture garden at the foot of Nutibara Hill in Medellín, Colombia and the first of its kind in the country. The park contains 10 modern and abstract sculptures by famous Colombian and international artists such as Edgar Negret (Colombia), Otto Herbert Hajek (Germany), and Sergio de Camargo (Brazil).

Wikipedia: Nutibara sculpture park (EN)

12. Teatro Universidad de Medellín

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The University of Medellín Theater is a 1,702-seat theater, the largest in Medellín, Colombia. It has hosted national and international plays and shows. Entertainers such as Cats, Chespirito, Mayumaná, Emma Shapplin, Los Vivancos, Raphael, José Luis Perales, Paloma San Basilio, and Bajofondo have performed there.

Wikipedia: University of Medellín Theater (EN)

13. Museo y Jardines El Castillo

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El Castillo Museum and Gardens is a Colombian museum in the El Poblado district of Medellín. It offers permanent exhibitions of objects in porcelain and glass, stained glass, antiques, paintings, and sculptures, among other things.

Wikipedia: El Castillo Museum (EN), Website


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