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Believe it or not, Medellin is steeped in culture; the food, music, clothing, architecture, history, and even the flowers are all part of a rich Colombian tradition, and with over 40 different museums to choose from, you’ll never have an issue finding something that tickles your fancy. The city is full of art museums, history museums, and science museums where you can absorb the history of this fantastic city. Here are some of the most popular places you absolutely must check out during your visit to Medellin.
The Castle Museum and Gardens
Luscious trees, gorgeous water fountains, and colorful gardens surround you at every turn. This magnificent castle has a European feel to it and is considered the premier place to relax and have a romantic picnic in Medellin. Throughout the year, various exhibits take place such as weaving and the Hall of Decorative Arts. More info can be found here.
Medellin’s Interactive Museum of Science
This is not your typical science museum where you hop from one exhibit to the next. Instead, visitors get to do hands-on science experiments and learn about science in a way that is fun and memorable. One of the biggest hits among visitors is the 3D movie they play daily. Once you are done exploring the interactive exhibits, head over to the aquarium and planetarium. If you are looking for a budget-friendly activity for the kids, this is the one!
Museo de Antioquia
Spend the day browsing the collections of Latin artists on display at this museum. Medellin is full of unique art, making this museum a must-stop on any tourist destination list. Locals rave about the paintings of Fernando Botero; once you visit this museum you will understand why. Make sure to also check out the Plaza Botero where you can find 23 of his remarkable sculptures. More information on hours and exhibits can be found here.
Museum Cemetery San Pedro
Once representing the heritage of Medellin, this museum has now become a mecca of sculptures and various art displays, both local and national. Full moon nights are a blast; concerts, dance, theater, and storytelling all takes place here. Definitely a stop you must make when in Medellin.