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The best tourist sites to visit in Medellín

To get in touch with nature and culture

The Undersecretary of Tourism of  Medellin and the University of San Buenaventura, renewed the inventory of the tourist attractions of  Medellin and its corregimientos.

Among the main sites that all tourists should visit are the Museum of Antioquia, House of Memory Museum, Parque Explora, Botanical Garden, Los Deseos Park, Pueblito Paisa and Arví Ecotourism Regional Park, among others. Let’s see what attractions offer some of them.


Address: Cl. 73 # 51D – 14. (Next to the Universidad del Metro Station). 

Telephone: (+574) 444 55 00.

Jardín Botánico

With 13.2 hectares planted with trees, the botanical garden of Medellín receives the name of the Colombian naturalist and writer, Joaquín Antonio Uribe. Its flora is constituted by native and exotic species of different habitats. As a consequence, in addition to its floral richness, it has a great diversity of fauna represented in birds, turtles, reptiles, rodents, insects and fish.

It is a natural wealth of the city, declared a protective forest reserve since 1970.


Parque Arví

It is an interesting eco-tourist proposal that lovers of nature and tranquility can appreciate and enjoy in the path Piedras Blancas. It is a perfect plan to get to know and enjoy the culture, traditions and cuisine of Eastern Antioquia. You must use the metrocable, line K to get there.

Address: Carrera 52 # 73 – 75

Phone: (+574) 516 83 00       


Parque Explora

The Explora Park (Aquarium and Planetarium), is a center for the appropriation and dissemination of science and technology with more than 300 interactive experiences in several rooms and experimental spaces for all. It is the most important center for dissemination and scientific and technological promotion of Medellin, and must be visited by tourists.


Address: Carrera 52, Carabobo, between streets 51 and 53. Nearby are the Berrio Park, the Museum of Antioquia, the Palace of Culture and the Hotel Nutibara.

Plaza de las Esculturas

Also known as Plaza Botero, it has an area of ​​7,500 square meters in which it groups the 23 sculptures donated by the artist Fernando Botero.

Among them are: Maternity, Woman with fruit, Woman with mirror, Walking Man, Man on Horseback, Roman Soldier, Dressed Man, Hand, Head, Adam, Eve, Horse, Dog and Cat.

It is located in the Zona Rosa of Medellín, in the El Poblado neighborhood. Most establishments close at 2:00 a.m. Address: Carrera 38 with calle 9.

Parque Lleras

There are the restaurants, the rumba sites, the cafes and other commercial establishments that Antioquenos prefer to have fun.

It is the best option to go to eat, have some cocktails and enjoy the rumba. There is also a great gastronomic variety with restaurants of Mexican, traditional and Italian food, among others.

Cerro Nutibara is the natural viewpoint of Medellín. In 33 hectares, it hosts more than 61 species of wild flora.

Address: Calle 30A # 55-64 Phone: (574) 235 83 70

Pueblito Paisa

Inaugurated in 1978, it is the replica of a colonial Antioquia town with representations of the time: City Hall, chapel, school, parochial office, the tobacconist, the barber shop, the pharmacy, crafts house and two-story house. It has balconies that give a wonderful panoramic view of the city, traditional paisas handicrafts shops and typical food restaurants.

Address: Carrera 52 # 20-63. Phone: (+574) 444 77 87.

Parque Zoológico Santa Fé

Founded in 1960, it is a place of popular recreation, where children are educated about the fauna of the whole world. In its hectares, it harbors 922 animals of 238 species: 220 mammals, 473 birds and 229 reptiles, mostly from Central and South America. The Museum House keeps artistic and historical objects of the early twentieth century.

Address: Carrera 52 # 52 – 43 (Near the Parque Berrío Metro station)                                    Phone: (+574) 251 36 36.      Web:

Museo de Antioquia

It has 17 permanent exhibition halls, among them: Murales, Manuel Ángel Uribe Room, 19th Century Portraits and Pedrito Botero Room. It exhibits 108 works by the master Fernando Botero and a large number of works of pre-Hispanic, republican and contemporary art by national and foreign artists. This is an open-door museum that you should not miss.

It combines heritage, the production of art, the public and the institution.

Address: Carrera 44 N ° 19A-100, Ciudad del Río. Telephone: (+574) 444 26 22. Web:

Museo de Arte Moderno

It questions the traditions and has a proactive attitude towards the determining issues of contemporary society. It works to be a global and at the same time local museum, which promotes meeting, work, production and research among multiple trades of contemporary creation and promotes the development of subjectivities. These dimensions are mixed and nurtured to be exhibited and disseminated through various exhibitions.

It is a building of medieval Gothic style, which opened its doors to the public in 1971.

Address: Calle 9 Sur # 32 – 269 Loma Los Balsos. Phone: (+574) 266 09 00. Web:

Museo El Castillo

It belonged to the businessman Diego Echavarría, and after his death, his wife donated it to the city. It was built in 1930 inspired by the castles of Loire in France and, adorned with large cypress gardens brought from Villa Adriana in Italy, make it a cultural reference of Medellín and a wonderful architectural monument of the city. It has art rooms that are used for concerts and for painting, dance and piano classes.

The museum is based in the house where Maestro Pedro Nel Gómez lived since 1936, with his family. It was declared a museum in 1975.

Address: Carrera 51 B # 84 – 24, Aranjuez neighborhood. Phone: (+574) 444 26 33. Web:

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gómez

It has 10 rooms and spaces for art gatherings. It has about 1,500 works by Pedro Nel Gómez, one of the most outstanding artists of the city in the twentieth century. It also has murals that reflect and tell historical moments of the country and traditions of Antioquia. Your visitors can also access the library with more than 500 books on architecture, painting and sculpture. It is a museum that will make you travel through time and feel that everything has lasted through the years.

It is the space that preserves the memory of tango as an artistic genre adopted by the city since the first decades of the 20th century. From its emergence in the 1970s to today, Casa Gardeliana is one of the most important heritage values ​​in the city.

Address: Carrera 45 # 76 – 50, Manrique neighborhood. Phone: (+574) 213 59 65.

Museo Casa Gardeliana

Unique in its kind in the country and pays homage to the artistic values ​​encompassed in the life and work of Carlos Gardel. It opened its doors on February 14, 1973 and since then in a space for the promotion of tango and has been consolidated as a site of tourist interest for national and foreign visitors. In 2002 it became a museum, giving an exclusive and important place to the artistic presentations of tango and to a complete gallery of photos, ments, paintings and objects related to the life and work of Carlos Gardel.

It is a thematic museum of science, art and technology. Address: Carrera. 57 No. 42-139, Parque de los Pies Descalzos. Thone: (+574) 380 17 90 Web:

Museo del Agua de EPM

It is a place full of magic, a space for culture and education to know everything about the most precious resource: water; its physical and chemical properties with steam, liquid, ice and many bubbles. It has several thematic axes distributed in 9 rooms: Evolution of the planet – Water vital resource – Ecosystems, units of life – Cultures forged by water – Water supply – Transformation of the environment – H20 News – Blue planet.

This museum has become a symbolic reparation tool. Address: Calle 51 # 36-66 Parque Bicentenario. Telephone: (+574) 385 55 55. Web:

Museo Casa de la Memoria

It is a place destined to the recognition of the victims of the armed conflict of which the city was the scene in the past 50 years. The space to know the essence of the inhabitants of Medellín, the multiple memories of its history, its process of repair and social reconstruction. It is a national benchmark to reflect on the past and continually contributes to the construction of peace.