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Museo El Castillo

El Castillo Museum

El Castillo Museum

History and art come together in El Castillo museum, which was built in the medieval Gothic style. It opened its doors to the public in 1971. It belonged to the millionaire entrepreneur Diego Echavarría and his wife donated the building to the city.

El Castillo was built in 1930 inspired in the French castles of Loire and is recognized as a wonderful architectural monument of the city, that along with the large gardens of cypress brought from Villa Adriana, Italy, make this a cultural landmark of Medellín.

Walk through each of its areas and discover the treasures that this museum houses: the porcelain and glass relics, stained glass, Gobelins tapestries, paintings and unique sculptures from different artistic expressions. The museum features art galleries that are used for concerts and to teach painting, dancing and piano lessons. There is a wide and interesting array of alternatives that range from guided tours to permanent and temporary exhibitions that will make your visit a historic and cultural adventure.

Helpful hints

It is worthwhile to visit the Museum with a guide, as it tells the story of it.

Adress: Calle 9 Sur # 32 – 269 Loma Los Balsos
Phone number: (+57 – 4) 266 09 00
For more information visit: http://www.museoelcastillo.org