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Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin Architecture Gems: Hotel Nutibara

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Built in 1938 as the first large-scale hotel in Medellin, the Hotel Nutibara is a Medellin institution. Still operating as a hotel and conference center, it continues to stand out  Full Article »

Medellin

Apr 11, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Social project turned eyesore: Medellin’s Biblioteca de España

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Envisioned as an architectural symbol of change in Medellin’s once violence-laden eastern hills, the Biblioteca de España is already facing a number of structural issues. 

Medellin

Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin Architecture Gems: Casa de Barrientos

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The Casa de Barrientos, once a family home and now children’s education center, is a beautiful classic house complete with intricate verandas and well kept-gardens, sitting in the bustling center  Full Article »

Medellin

Apr 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Dinosaurs, coral reefs and giant bubbles: Welcome to Medellin’s Parque Explora

posted by Jenna Hutber

Parque Explora is Medellin’s city playground, suitable for visitors with children and adults in touch with their “inner child.”

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Paragliding over Medellin
Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Paragliding over Medellin

posted by Jenna Hutber

“Welcome to heaven” my pilot says as we soar several hundred feet above the city of Medellin.

Culture

Apr 3, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin architecture gems: Antioquia Train Station

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The historic Antioquia train station is located right next to Alpujarra, Medellin’s administrative district, and marks the epicenter of Medellin’s trading history.

Medellin

Apr 2, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin architecture gems: Palacio Nacional

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Medellin´s National Palace may give the image of an ancient palace, full of antiques and relics of a by-gone royal family. However the beautiful palace has been converted into a  Full Article »

Medellin

Mar 31, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin architecture gems: Egyptian Palace

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Built in 1928, the Egyptian Palace or Egyptian House is an unlikely gem within a typical line of ordinary Medellin houses. 

Medellin

Mar 28, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin architecture gems: Palacio Cultural Rafael Uribe Uribe

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Built in 1925 as the then-home of the Antioquia state government, the “Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe” (or Rafael Uribe Culture Palace if you prefer English), has hosted  Full Article »

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Mar 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin architecture gems: The Carre Building

posted by Alexandra Jolly

The Carre Building, with its remarkable architecture and rich history, is a key heritage site for the city of Medellin and gives a glimpse into the city’s colorful past.

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