Medellin is home to many wonderful museums, and a successful trip to Medellin cannot be complete without visiting a few of these gems. The museums in Medellin are very affordable and some are even free!
Museo de Antioquia is most popular museum in Medellin, and it is easy to see why. The highlight of this museum is the Fernando Botero exhibit. Botero is Columbia’s most famous artist, and he donated over 100 pieces of his work to the museum. Pedro Nel Gomez is another artist whose work is represented in the Museo de Antioquia. This is a great place to visit to learn about Columbia history as well.
Museo Casa de la Memoria honors the people who lost their lives in Columbia’s recent history. This museum is a must-see to understand how people lived in Medellin in the past. Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster when visiting Museo Casa de la Memoria. While it touches on the dark past, the museum displays history in an artistic manner.
Parque Explora is an interactive Science Museum and aquarium which has a whole host of fun activities for anyone! You can see freshwater fish, frogs, tropical and plants. Next, you can go outside to visit the dinosaur exhibit. Finally, you can conclude your stay watching a film at the 3-D movie theater. This is the best museum to please the whole family.
Head to the Laureles-Estadio neighborhood for a museum off the beaten path. The Fundación Aburrá is an archeological museum with antiquities from the pre-Columbian age. While the museum has thousands of pieces of art stored away, it has a small display area for the general public.
Museo de Arte Moderno is a great place to explore Columbian artists whose works reside in a permanent display on the fourth floor of the building. Many of the other exhibits change every few months, so there is always something new to see at this museum.