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Calle 33 No. 64 - 8, Medellin, Colombia
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PLAZOLETA DE LAS ESCULTURAS
Plazoleta de las Esculturas or Sculptures Plaza is easily accessible from Parque Berrio metro station.
Next to a gorgeous striking building of white and red bricks, the plaza showcases a collection of FAT SCULPTURES by Colombian famous artist Fernando Botero.
The sculptures include disembodied body parts like a fat head, aptly called 'Head', a fat hand, aptly called 'Hand' and several fat beings like a reclining fat woman with a miniscule mirror, a fat boy on a fat horse, etc...
I met a group of graphic art students here one evening. They were doing a project to try and take pictures of a series of very odd curves and lines. It is to train them to zoom down to tiny details and focus on curves and lines. Well, they picked a good spot to try and find these odd curves and lines amongst the sculptures of Plazoleta de las Esculturas.
Parque de las Esculturas
Below Pueblito Paisa, on the slopes of Cerro Nutibara, is a Sculpture Park with abstract sculptures made by famous South American artists like Jesús Soto, Edgar Negret and Carlos Cruz Diez. So, if you visit Pueblito Paisa you should also have a stroll in the park.
Built at the top of the 80m-tall hill called Cerro Nutibara, Pueblito Paisa is a rather well-constructed miniature replica of a typical traditional Antioquian town. With a colonial-style architecture, it's one of the region's favourite tourist sites and receives a lot of attention in the travel literature. Despite being completely tourist-oriented, the place is worth a trip as there is something rather charming about it.
The pueblito is constructed in the shape of a horseshoe with a cobblestone town plaza where you find the little faux church, a fountain, two-storey houses with wooden balconies and mayor's residence. It offers decent souvenir and handicraft shopping as well as an excellent restaurant that serve the traditional bandeja paisa, a typical dish of the Paisa region. From the adjacent platform there are magnificent panoramic views of Medellín which are particularly impressive during December/January for alumbrados (Christmas lights).
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Pueblito Paisa is within walking distance from the metro station Industriales. The walk from the bottom of the Cerro Nutibara requires hiking uphill for a while.
"MEDELLIN, THE PARADISE CITY"
... where the grass is green and the girls are pretty .....
This is not like hell. You want to know the truth, go there, stay there.
If you are afraid of danger, you're afraid of life.
Antioquia's capital rests in a valley flanked by gently-sloping mountains. The setting is called the Aburrá Valley, a name given by the Indians who inhabited this paradise of eternal spring before the coming of the Spanish Conquistadors. On the 24th of August of 1541, Lieutenant Luis Tejelo, under the orders of Marshal Jorge Robledo, overthrew and banished the tribes and took possession of the valley in the names of God and the Spanish Crown. But 75 years were to pass before the Spaniards completed their expeditions of conquest and their obsessive quest for gold.
Medellín has become a shopper's paradise. There is nothing like a Paisa's affability and diligence in helping a client. Therefore it is delightful to go shopping in this city. Or to be gratified with attentive service, whether in a fine restaurant or at a neighborhood shop. Doctors and hospitals in Medellín have gained prestige for such triumphs as the first kidney transplants in Latin America. Each week charter flights arrive in the city from neighboring countries or Caribbean islands, carrying travelers who are in need of medical or dental checkups or treatment.
This is our farm, is 30 km away from Medellin. Is a great place
This a beautifull lake close to the farm.
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La Casa Medellin
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