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El Castillo Museo y Jardines

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Address: Carrera 9 32-269 | Loma de Los Balsos, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 4 2660900
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Medellín Museums Tour
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Beautiful grounds

Was nice to walk around and see the gardens which are kept in perfect condition. There is the opportunity to have a wonder around inside as well to check out the history of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of the old mansion was about an hour long, provided history of the city and the terraces offered great views. However, they don't allow purses inside the house, you have to leave them with staff. Also the whole place is need of some repairs and care. Overall an ok experience but there are better things to see in... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old family estate open to the public. It is a bit of mix of disney and gray gardens. The receptionist is quite rude so brace your self but once inside a friendly tour guide takes you around. It is spanish only and you are not allowed to roam around alone, which is a pity. The Level of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was nice to walk around and see the gardens which are kept in perfect condition. There is the opportunity to have a wonder around inside as well to check out the history of the castle however as many reviews also mention of you don't speak Spanish there's no tour for you. You can still wonder around inside though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

this is a great place to be relaxed . many people enjoy the picnic in this place, because you can rent all the things that you need for . many people go there to practice fotography because it's a cute place . this place has a museum , people can go inside the castle and see part of the culture... More 

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a beautiful small castle with wonderful gardens surrounding it. I loved seeing the aerial photos taken in the late 1950's. They show an estate with absolutely nothing surrounding it. Today, the high rise apartment buildings surround the estate. There are still large beautiful gardens and fountains though which makes the place even more attractive to visit . It... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum is actually a house that was built for a young woman by her wealthy father. Her untimely death at a young age prompted him to shut it down - essentially as it was when she livd there - which she did for only a short time. I love house tours (!), but this was a bit weird. Seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

El Castillo has stunning views of the city, and it is a nice visit if you are into art and a little bit of history. The grounds have nice gardens and many people go for picnics.

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Thank Karim Y
Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a place in Medellín used as a museum. Sometimes there's expositions in there and sometimes you can go just to know the place. Both, the castle and the gardens are good to visit.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Come early in the morning and walk the grounds. The garden is magnificent. There is a guided tour of the house which is quite interesting but only in Spanish. The family history is tragic. Children would probably get quite bored by the house tour. There is an excellent gift shop with upscale gifts you might not find elsewhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

So many interesting things in this Castillo and it is a beautiful location. The baccarat Chrystal from the day, paintings, incredible antique furniture made from Amazon woods, therefore unique to the region I would think... Beautiful views!!!

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