Sights in Medellin

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Medellin sights include a broad spectrum of interesting places from museums to parks, from gardens to historical sites. Situated in the Aruba Valley and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, Medellin is blessed with a beautiful backdrop of nature mingling with the cement and concrete structures of this financial hub. Some of its top-notch tourist attractions include the following:

1. Museo de Antioquia

Beautifully embellished in art deco style, Museo de Antioquia is the most important museum of Medellin standing out from the rest of its kind due to its rich collection of paintings and sculptures created by Fernando Botero, the famous living Columbian artist who grew up in Medellin and donated a substantial number of his own works as well as works of other contemporary artists to this museum. In front of the museum there is a plaza known as ‘Plaza Botero’ featuring over 20 bronze statues crafted by Botero himself.

2. Jardín Botánico Joaquín Antonio Uribe

Jardin Botanico located in Medellin is a large garden spread across 14 hectares of land with a collection of over 600 species of trees and plants. The garden houses a lake, tropical forest, desert garden, orquideorama, auditórium, restaurant, botanical library and patio. The plants include varieties of orchids, carnivorous plants, medicinal herbs, spices, condiments etc. Every year in botanical garden an exhibition of international flowers and orchid is held around August.

3. Pueblito Paisa

Located high on Nutibara Hill, Pueblito Paisa is a reproduction of a quintessential country village with its colorful houses, a tiny local church, school, pharmacy, barber shop, coffee shop, a crafts house and a fountain in the middle of the village. The Pueblito Paisa displays some exquisite modern sculptures, too. Besides, Nutibara Hill provides a good vista of the Medellin city. 

4. Santa Fé de Antioquia

Located at about 80 km from Medellin, Santa Fé de Antioquia is a beautiful colonial town graced with cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses. Founded in 1541, it is the oldest town of the region and is situated on the bank of Cauca River. The town has a host of churches and museums that are worth a visit. The ideal time to visit the town is during Easter when the local residents participate in a procession which is a kaleidoscope of sights, smell and sounds. 

5. Ermita de la Veracruz

Located in the heart of Medellin city, Veracruz is a Roman Catholic Church notable for its milk white interior. The church with its serene interior provides a good escape from the din and bustle of Medellin city.

 

 

 

 

 

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February 12, 2010 change by ashmita

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