Gran Hotel

Calle 54 No. 45-92, Av. Oriental x Caracas, Medellin, 574, Colombia
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Travel Tips for Medellín

Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe

by mircaskirca

Next to Berrío metro station is an impressive black-and-white building, Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe. The palace was constructed by Belgian architect Augustín Goovaerts between 1920 and 1938. Built in a Renaissance style with a touch of Gothic, its dome was imported directly from Belgium. The building seemed very exotic for its time but nowadays it is considered a unique architectural monument. For many years it was the seat of government of the department of Antioquia.

From 1986 it is home to all cultural programs of Antioquia. Palacio de la Cultura hosts concerts, theatre, art expositions, library, conferences and workshops. Its dome serves as auditorium and a place for showing the films.

It is open Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm and Sat 8:00am-2:00pm; admission is free.

Santa fe de Antioquia

by scooby_1781

This is a really nice little town in the mountains about 100 km from Medellin.

A typical paisa town. A really amazing place and the busride up the mountains is really cool
and gives a great view on the surrounding villages and nature.

Cementerio de San Pedro

by mircaskirca

Cemeteries are often pretty interesting and Cementerio de San Pedro in Medellín is quite impressive. Established in 1842, it has been declared a museum and a national monument. The cemetery is located in northern Medellín, close to the city centre. It's a heaven of peace and tranquillity, where you find beautiful graves adorned with statues and flowers, funeral chapels and mausoleums, surrounded by palm trees. Walking around the cemetery along the many colonnaded lanes for quite some time I realized that it is actually much bigger than it appeared at first sight.

Walls with tombs are decorated with flowers and notes, sometimes also with personal possessions related to passions of the dead person. In the central section many local celebrities from the political, intellectual, business and literary scene are laid to rest. There is also a memorial for the most famous Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel, who died in 1935 in a plane crash in Medellín. The main chapel of the cemetery is lovely and close by there you find some astonishing statues depicting angels, Jesus carrying cross and weeping widows.

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I was born here, so if you need info just ask!

by try-one

"I was born here, it's a beatiful place to live and"

It's a 4 million citizen city; in a valley between two moutains and about 1,000 mts above sea level.
Know as the city of eternal will have good weather all year long.....almost...promise.
It had some problems with security in the 1990's and 1980's, but now is safer.
Beatiful girls; excellent restaurants, good bars, not expensive; very nice museums and a beatiful countryside.
Highly recommended.


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