One of the most important and traditional places that characterize the city is the Alpujarra Center, located in the heart of downtown and the starting point for hundreds of places to visit and things to do in Medellin.
The Alpujarra administrative center, which official name is “Jose Maria Cordova”, is the seat of the municipal and departmental governments, consisting of two similar buildings that function as the offices of the Mayor of Medellin and the Government of Antioquia.
In the same area there are the headquarters buildings of the City Council, the Departmental Assembly, Edatel(Antioquia’s telecommunications company), Teleantioquia(Regional TV Channel) and the Prosecution Offices, in addition to the old renovated Antioquia Railway station.
In the middle of the administrative center there is the Monument to the Antioquian Race, a 38 meters high sculpture in bronze and cement, created by Master Rodrigo Arenas Betancur, one of Colombia’s most prolific and featured artists in the world.
Mayor of Medellin Office:
Calle 44 # 52-165
Phone: 385 55 55
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 pm to 4:30 p.m.
Government of Antioquia:
Calle 42 # 52-186
Phone: 383 80 00
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 11:45 am and from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm