Portal del Rodeo

Diagonal 75 BA 1-26, Medellin, Colombia
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Travel Tips for Medellín

Plaza Botero

by MrRandMcnally

Infront of the Antioquia Museam, near the the San Antonio Metro, there is a plaza with over 20 Botero statues. I'm not a big fan of his paintings but there is something apealing about the smooth metal skin of the statues.

PARQUE SAN ANTONIO

by swesn

Parque San Antonio is accessible from San Antonio metro station.

It is a large square where the interesting thing is the pair of Pajaros de Paz or Birds of Peace.

Fernando Botero first put 1 fat bird there at the square. However, in 1995, the first sculpture was seriously damaged by a bomb placed there by guerillas, killing about 20 people. The damaged sculpture is still standing there, with a plaque listing the names and ages of the people killed. Gosh, they ranged from 7 years old to 40 years old, but many were young teenagers. Very sad.

Now, another Pajero de Paz is placed next to the damaged one in a symbolic protest against the violent act.

Jardín Botánico

by mircaskirca

Across from the Universidad de Antioquia is a beautiful Jardín Botánico. It was founded in 1972 in memory of one Antioquia's most respected naturalist, Joaquin Antonio Uribe. This garden is a wildlife refuge where a number of Colombian animal and plant species are found. Since opening the garden has grown in size and stature and is now a wonderfully green space with more than 600 spices of trees and plants, including a vast collection of orchids.

There is a small open-air auditorium with frequent concerts at weekends. Other attractions include a lovely lake full of beautiful white water lilies, a herbarium and Orquideorama which houses a significant display of orchids in March and April. If walking makes you hungry, there is a gourmet restaurant called Itu, serving mostly traditional food and drinks, and Café del Bosque. And even better, you can enjoy this quiet, relaxing surroundings having your own picnic :)

At the end of my walking tour I visited La Tienda del Jardín, a shop with some beautiful pieces of art, all made from natural materials. I was pleasantly surprised to also find Natura, an eco-friendly Brazilian cosmetic brand that I like a lot.

This well worth visiting botanical garden is open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm and admission was free (December 2009).

Medellin

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A good article to read about Medellin can be found here:

NY_Times_article_Medellin

With thanks to my VT-friend Sam (VT-name: Porteno) who pointed me to it.

El Peñol is about 2 hours drive from Medellin, by (mini) bus from the Terminal del Norte (North Bus Terminal).

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