El Castillo Museum is an admirable well preserved castle, an incredible place full of gardens and one of the most visited and most fabulous things to do in Medellin.
This wonderful architectural monument was built around 1930 and it’s recognized as one of the most visited museums in the city, adorned by large cypress gardens brought from Villa Adriana, Italy, making the El Castillo Museum both a heritage and cultural reference in Medellin.
The tour of the El Castillo Museum consists of 14 rooms. Among them is the Louis XV Room, the Music Room, Colonial Hall, the Hall of Azaleas, the Des Gobelins room and the dining room, all located on the first floor. The main bedroom, the library and the hall of the mounts and phonographs are on the second floor.
The surrounding six themed gardens are something special nobody should miss. They are French, Tropical, Japanese, contemporary, native forest and the azaleas patio.
Besides many temporary and permanent exhibitions, El Castillo also features an art school offering courses and workshops embracing several fronts: music, ballet, hand crafts, painting, literature and promotion of folk traditions.
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Guided tours are every hour.
Location: Calle 9 Sur 32 – 269 (Loma Los Balsos El Poblado.)
Phone: 266 09 00