El Castillo Museo

The construction of this magnificent castle dates back to 1930. In that year, the architect Nel Rodríguez from H.M Rodriguez a construction firm located in Medellin, developed the castle which was inspired from a gothic-medieval style similar to that of the Loire castles in France. That is why its gardens also showcase the very same French aesthetics and architecture.
In 1943 the castle was purchased by Diego Echavarría and his wife, Benedikta Zur Niede. The couple converted the castile into their live-in residence renovated the castle as seen today with valuable artwork. Several of them acquired on numerous trips the took throughout the world. These items are a part of the cultural heritage of Medellín and draw thousands of tourists in yearly.
Its gardens and elegant halls evoke an era dedicated to arts. Nearly every room is embellished with artwork created by Colombian and European artists, along with impressive furniture from the early 20th century.

It boasts multiple gardens on which you can picnic or even have your weeding photos taken! Some of these gardens are the French Garden, the Contemporary Garden, the Japanese Garden and the native forest. Also, this museum offers an ever-changing plethora of workshops and art exhibitions that range from embroidery to wooden sculptures

Classes In Art and Photography

Not only does this amazing place has beautiful art, it also teaches you how to make one of your own. El Castillo Museum has multiple classes suitable for all ages. The classes include:

  1. Painting for beginners
  2. Intermediate painting
  3. Advanced painting
  4. Digital photography
  5. Figure sculpting

Hosting Events in Castillo Museo

At Castillo Museo you can reserve spaces for special events or gatherings in different spots through out their facilities. If you’re into the medieval gothic architecture for your event, Castillo Museo is the perfect spot. You would need to contact the administration at the museum to reserve your event.  

Following are just a few events you could host at Museo Castillo: 

  1. Weddings
  2. Family Birthdays
  3. Graduation Parties
  4. Business Events & Conferences
  5. Seminars 

 

Something to Eat

The best way to eat at El Castillo Museum is by having a decorated and custom-made picnic. Museo Del Castillo has a small cafe restaurant that serves basic bakery stuff like Almojabana, Cupcakes and other breads, nothing to crazy but enough to hold you off till you go to a restaurant. Santa Fe Mall isn’t too far from the Museum. It’s recommended to eat before you go or after your tour. 

El Museo del Castillo is a must-do while in Medellín, this place will let you embark on a trip through which you will be able to experience how nature and history meet

Location Hours

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:00pm 
Weekend and holidays 10am to 6pm

Getting There & Parking

Museo El Castillo is located close the Santa Fe Mall, up the hill in Loma de Los Balsos (Poblado),
the following ways to get there.

Metro: Take the Medellin Metro; Line A to Aguacatala station, and from there you can take one of the 2 bus routes that run by Museo El Castillion:

  • Route 132I Poblado from Aguacatala station which goes to passes by Oviedo Mall and onto Museo El Castillo
  • Route 133 IIA from Aguacatala station goes passes by Santa Fe Mall and onto Museo El Castillo.

Walking: It’s possible to walk to Museo El Castillo from Santafé mall, however if you’re not fond of walking up hill its not recommended. It’s about 30 minute walk from the mall. 

Quick Summary

Entry Price

Adults: 18 mil

Minors: 12 mil

Location

Poblado, Medellin

Calle 9 Sur 32-269

Hours

9am - 5pm

Monday - Friday

10am - 5pm

Weekend & Holidays

Official Website

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