Museums and The Arts

Botero sculptures outside of Museo de Antioquia and Palacio de la Cultura
Museo de Antioquia [131], Cra 52 #52-43, displays a collection of contemporary art including many pieces, paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero, one of the most important sculptors in the world.(Prices maybe change)

The Plaza Botero holds several large sculptures just in front of the museum and is free of charge. Open: Mon – Fri 10 AM-5:30 PM and Sun – Holidays 10 AM-4:30 PM. Entrance is COP$18,000 for foreigners, 12,000 COP for Colombian nationals (May 2019). Visitors over 60 or students get a 50% discount (Any nationality). Metro station Parque Berrío.

Museo Universidad de Antioquia [132]: houses six collections: Visual Arts, Natural Science, University History, Galileo Interactive Room, Human Being and Anthropology. The attraction for foreigners is the Anthropology Collection which has the largest number of pre-Columbian ceramic pieces in Colombia, with nearly 20,000 objects. Located in Bloque 15 of the University’s main campus. Free admission, closed Sundays. Calle 67 N° 53-108, phone +57 4 219 5180. Metro station Universidad.

Casa Museo Fernando González [133] was home to the local writer also known as The Philosopher from somewhere else or Otraparte. A good opportunity to see an old traditional home with gardens, personal belongings and learn more about his legacy. Monday-Friday 8 Am-8 PM, Sat-Sun 9-5 PM. Cra 43A # 27A Sur – 11 Avenida Fernando González (in the nearby town of Envigado), phone +57 4 276 1415 or 335 2501. Closest Metro station is Envigado, then take a cab or bus. The walk is almost 2 km, mostly uphill.

Museo Pedro Nel Gómez  shows artwork by this local artist, Free Admission. phone +57 4 233 2633. Monday-Sat 9 AM – 5 PM. Sundays and Holidays 10 AM – 4 PM. Not near the Metro, closest stations are Prado or Hospital.
Museo del Agua  Formerly Museo Interactivo EPM, is a ‘please touch museum’, great for kids. Tuesday-Fri 8:30 AM- 4 PM, Sat – Sunday and holidays 10:30 AM- 5 PM. Closed Mondays (or Tuesdays after a holiday Monday). Cra 57 # 42-139, located on Parque de los Pies Descalzos and next door to the Plaza Mayor convention center. Phone + 57 4 380 6950. Metro station Alpujarra or Cisneros.
Museo Etnográfico Miguel Angel Builes  A large display of everyday articles crafted by natives from all over the country. Tools, textiles, jewelry, pottery, little boats, small tents. Cra 81, No. 52B-120, Phone: 57-4 421 6259. Closed Sundays and holidays. The museum is off the beaten path, closest Metro station is Floresta, transfer to integrado Blanquizal.
The Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin (MAMM) in Ciudad del Río occupies a large and old industrial warehouse. Great café, restaurant an cinema on the premises. This new venue opened in October 2009 near Metrostation Industriales. Carrera 44 Nº 19A-100. Phone +574 444 2622. Ciudad del Río [137]. COP 12,000. Discount available for students, visitors age below 12 or over 60 (COP 9,000). Closed on Mondays (but opens if it falls on a holiday, then closes the following Tuesday). Free entrance the last Friday of the month between 6-10 PM. The Original site in Carlos E. Restrepo neighborhood is now closed.
Museo Casa de la Memoria, Calle 51 # 36-66 Parque Bicentenario (behind Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe), ☎ + 574 3834001, . Closed Mondays, Tues–Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat, Sun and Holidays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Medellin does not forget its troubled past. Opened in 2012, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the armed conflict in Colombia. The museum’s motto is ‘remembering so as not to repeat’. Cameras are allowed. Free.

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