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El Castillo Museo y Jardines

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Address: Calle 9 Sur 32-269 | Loma de Los Balsos, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
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This attraction is unique as there are no more castles in the city. Nice viewy, well groomed gardens ideal for a picnic.

It is a excellent place to spend a romantic afternoon relaxed under the shadow of the garden trees. Even though the inside is interesting the tour offered could be certainly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Ramses C
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Medellin, Colombia
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this because it wasn't too far from the hostel I was staying at, and I'd seen most of the other sights in Medellín. If you're short on time, skip this. If you've seen castles in Europe, then this castle won't seem like anything too special. It's unique in the way that it still has a lot of originals... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a excellent place to spend a romantic afternoon relaxed under the shadow of the garden trees. Even though the inside is interesting the tour offered could be certainly improved. Food is average quality wise.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

In the middle of El Poblado, a neighborhood full of modern buildings there's "El Castillo". The house of a very rich family who was left as a museum. Inside there is so much of their history. What I like the most is their spoon collection, there's one from pretty much anywhere in the world!. They have some nice gardens on... More 

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

El Castillo is located in the town of El Poblado, and it sits at the top of a hill overlooking the city. It has a very interesting and romantic history, and its a must to see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to hang out in Medellin but nothing special. The complex isn't really big but it is a good condition.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A $2.50 Uber brought us 5 km from our Ibis Hotel. After paying the $4 each admission, we walked around the house until the 11AM tour. The Spanish Only format was a real disadvantage as the guide gave great detail in each of the 9 largest rooms. We were later able to meet a different guide who gave a summary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We loved the castle and gardens but it wasn't thrilling. If you have an off day or lazy day this is the place to go. The grounds are beautiful and walking through them we got great views of the city. The tour was in Spanish but I didn't fully understand why the family built the castle. Make sure to have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Gaudy attempt at gothic revival by a wealthy industrialist in the 20s. The curators have crammed multiple styles from different epochs into each room, resulting in a visual cacophony. The museum was established as a way to offer people who couldn't travel a view into European architecture and art. There are prettier gardens elsewhere in Medellin.

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Thank L S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The tour of the old mansion was about an hour long, provided history of the city and the terraces offered great views. However, they don't allow purses inside the house, you have to leave them with staff. Also the whole place is need of some repairs and care. Overall an ok experience but there are better things to see in... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is an old family estate open to the public. It is a bit of mix of disney and gray gardens. The receptionist is quite rude so brace your self but once inside a friendly tour guide takes you around. It is spanish only and you are not allowed to roam around alone, which is a pity. The Level of... More 

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