Tango: The Cultural Connection Between Medellin, Colombia and Argentina
Nov17

Tango: The Cultural Connection Between Medellin, Colombia and Argentina

There is a close cultural exchange between the city of Medellin, Colombia and Argentina, which centers around the Latin dance form of tango. While many have compared Medellin to the European ambience of Buenos Aries, the connection is based upon more than superficial appearances. This association dates back to 1935, when one of the great Argentinean tango dancers, Carlos Gardel, died tragically in a plane crash in Medellin. A monument...

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Otraparte Museum
Jun27

Otraparte Museum

A preferred place to visit and an excellent opportunity to discover about the Colombian culture, its literature and its writers, the Otraparte Museum, located in the nearby municipality of Envigado, is one of our favorite things to do in Medellin. The Fernando Gonzalez – Otraparte Corporation was created on April 10th, 2002 after the initiative of Simon Gonzalez Restrepo, youngest son of the writer. The main objectives of this...

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“Rafael Uribe Uribe” Culture Palace
Mar06

“Rafael Uribe Uribe” Culture Palace

The Palace of Culture is now a National Monument and it’s headquarters of all the cultural programs of the department of Antioquia and is the center of tons of activities and things to do in Medellin. Built in 1925 by Belgian architect Agustin Goovaerts, who imposed the Flemish Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture, Rafael Uribe Uribe Culture Palace is a historic place that was home to the highest politicians of the former...

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Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, MAMM
Mar05

Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, MAMM

A cultural icon in Medellin’s downtown Built inside a historic construction and in the middle of a parque, a hub of culture and dozens of things to do in Medellin, The Museum of Modern Art (MAMM), dedicated to research, conservation and dissemination in the field of modern and contemporary art and the cultural development of the city, has two locations; one is located in the Linear park Ciudad del Rio and the other in the Carlos...

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Medellin Churches II
Mar04

Medellin Churches II

Visiting a number of churches and religious monuments is one of the preferred things to do in Medellin by thousands of visitors every year. Senor de las Misericordias Church Located in the Eastern Part of the city in the Manrique neighborhood and known as well as the Manrique Church, the Senor de las Misericordias (Lord of Mercy) is an Ornate-Neogothic style church, built between 1921 and 1931 It was designed by architect and...

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Medellin Churches III
Mar04

Medellin Churches III

Visiting a number of churches and religious monuments is one of the preferred things to do in Medellin. Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores church The Nuestra SeƱora de Los Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows) church is a temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows, located in the La America neighborhood of Medellin and belongs to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Archdiocese of Medellin. The building is...

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