El Peñon de Guatapé
El Peñon de Guatapé (The Guatapé Rock) is a 200m high granite monolithic formation rising from the banks of a man-made lake. Declared a national monument in the 1940s, this giant rock is well worth a visit. Buses from Medellín run frequently taking about two hours. Ask the driver to drop you off at a gas station. Then you have to walk up the hill to the base of the rock, a parking lot with numerous stands with local handicrafts, and restaurants offering grilled meat and fish from the lake (mojarra and trucha). There is also a bronze statue of the first man that climbed the rock.
The entrance to climb the rock is 7.000 COP (December 2009). It has 649 steps to get up and the views over the lake and beyond are breathtaking. Half way you can take a short rest at a little viewing platform with a statue of Mary. At the top are a few bars/restaurants and souvenir shops. Make sure you climb to the roof of the three-storey tower for the spectacular 360° view. You will be delighted by the panorama of numerous islands and small bays in front of you as far as your eyes can see.
This was certainly one of the most interesting day trips I took around Medellín. It's a place where natural and man-made wonders came together to create spectacular surroundings and harmony.
Museo de Antioquia
Museo de Antioquia:
This museum houses many statues and paintings of Medellin's most famous artists, Fernando Botero.
There is also a great section of modern latino art.
There are people walking throughout the museum who are happy to explain the artwork.
This square MUST have a proper name but unfortunately, I don't know it. I call it the Pointy Columns because they are a series of long columns just standing there in the square.
From Centro Administrativo La Alpujarra (Alpujarra metro station), face north and you can see these curious columns.
Apparently, at night, these pointy columns turn bright and the brightness is dependent on the phase of the moon. How ingenuous!! Naturally, this means that it makes the most sense to come here for a visit on a full-moon night.
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