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Medellín is the third largest city in Colombia situated some 20 km north-east of Itagüí and 320 km from Bogotá. The population is about 2,000,000 people in accordance with the 2012 census. Many people visit Medellín to experience its planetaria and art museums and galleries.

The nearest airport Olaya Herrera (IATA: EOH) is about 10 km away.

Interesting places in Medellín

1. Planetarium of Medellín
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…

2. Museum of Antioquia
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.

3. Medellín Museum of Modern Art
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.

4. Parque Explora
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.

5. Interactive Museum EPM
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.

6. Botanical Garden of Medellín
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"

7. Park of Bolívar
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.

8. Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria
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.

If you have already seen Medellín, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Planetarium of Medellín

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Museum of Antioquia

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Medellín Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM) is a museum of modern art in

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Parque Explora

Parque Explora is an interactive science museum in Medellín,

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Interactive Museum EPM

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Botanical Garden of Medellín

The Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín (español. J

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Park of Bolívar

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Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria

The Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria or simply La Candelaria Church,

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Gran Hotel

starting $40

Nuevo Hotel Internacional

starting $15

Hotel las Rampas S.A.S

starting $16

Hotel Nutibara

starting $36

Hotel 47 Medellin Street

starting $28

Hotel Plazuela San Ignacio

starting $28

Hotel Mi Colombia

starting $26

Hotel Hawaii Suites

starting $15

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