is the third largest city in Colombia
, located some 20 km to the north-east from Itagüí
. The capital city Bogotá
is in 320 km to the south-east. This the major city has a population of 2,000,000 people. Many people visit Medellín to experience its planetaria and art museums and galleries.
Medellín is served by Olaya Herrera (IATA: EOH) airport, which is 10 km away.
Must see attractions in it
The Planetarium of Medellín (Official name: Planetario Municipal Jesús Emilio Ramírez González) is a planetarium located in Medellín, Colombia and established in October 10, 1984. It was originally conceived by the Astronomical Society of the College of San José, led at that time by Brother Daniel (Julián González Patiño), a renowned scientist, astronomer, and botanist. The purpose is that the planetarium is a space for the promotion of scientific and technological culture of citizens and mental…
The Museum of Antioquia (Museo de Antioquia) is an art museum in Medellín, Colombia. It houses a large collection of works by Medellín native Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gómez.
Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM) is a museum of modern art in the Colombian city of Medellín. Many artworks by Débora Arango, who was born in Medellín, are part of the museum's collection. Leiko Ikemura had a show at the Museum in 1999.
Parque Explora is an interactive science museum in Medellín, Colombia, loosely modeled after San Francisco's Exploratorium. It houses South America's largest freshwater aquarium, Explora Aquarium. The museum contains over 300 interactive attractions, as well as a 3D auditorium, planetarium, television studio, and vivarium. The museum opened in 2008.
The Interactive Museum EPM is in Medellín, Colombia. It is part of the Barefoot Park and receives about a 1, 000 visitors a day, mostly students.
The Park of Bolívar (Parque de Bolívar) or Bolívar Park (Parque Bolívar), as it is popularly known, is a colombian urban park in Medellín, Antioquia. The park was inaugurated in 1892 and named in honor of the liberator Simón Bolívar, and until 1923 the park has an equestrian statue in its center designed by the Italian sculptor Giovanni Anderlini and founded by the Italian sculptor Eugenio Maccagnani.
The Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín (español. Joaquin Antonio Uribe Jardín Botánico de Medellín), more simply known as the Botanical Garden of Medellín, is a 14-hectacre botanical garden in Medellín, Colombia. The botanical garden has more than 1, 000 living species and 4, 500 flowers. It has an important collection of orchids preserved in an architectural space called the " Orchidiarium"
The Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria or simply La Candelaria Church, as it is more popularly known, is a Roman Catholic temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title of Virgin of Candelaria. It is located in the center of the city of Medellín, Colombia, on the eastern side of Berrío Park. It is famous for being the oldest church in the city.
Have you seen everything in Medellín already? Let's have a look on the surroundings. If you are around, try one of the following places:
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