Cultural Highlights of Medellin, Colombia

The Castle

Medellin pronounced “Meda-jean” in Colombia, South America is a vibrant city located in a valley about 626 miles northeast of Bogotá and about an hour and a half from the Amazon.  There has been an enormous educational, cultural, social, and urban transformation in Medellin. Today about 2 million tourists visit this city each year, a […]

Where to Eat in Medellin, Colombia

Traditional Medellin meal in Colombia

The most memorable dining experience I have ever had in my life occurred at El Cielo in Medellin, Colombia. Literally, the night was a sensual feast for all senses. We had what they call 11 moments.  One can have up to 20 moments. The chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, winner of several awards, has created a gastronomic […]

The Artist Botero in Medellin, Colombia


The Botero Collection is the main exhibit at the Museo de Antioquia containing 108 paintings in different media by Medellin’s own Fernando Botero. Twenty-three monumental sculptures surround the Plaza Botero, a wide open expanse facing the museum’s main entrance. The Museum of Antioquia is considered the second most important museum in Colombia. This art deco building […]