Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture

Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture

Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture
4.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Berrío Park • 2 min walk
  • San Antonio • 7 min walk
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Rebecca M
Pomona, California, USA100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The building was nice but the surrounding area is congested, dirty and filled with vendors, homeless people and questionable people.
Written 28 January 2023
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Good rooftop views of Plaza Botero and the cityscape of Medellin from the top of this civic building. It's free to go up but you must show your passport.
The view is good and it's worth going up if you're passing but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so.
The building itself is a very striking one, as I said, if you're in the area it's worth a stop.
Written 21 July 2022
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Dan0001
Scarborough, ME476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This area is very busy and crowded visitors beware…but it’s still a must see spot in the city. The huge statues are fun to see and make for some great photo opportunities.
Written 24 August 2021
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Designed and built between 1925-1937, in the Gothic Revival style, by Belgian architect Agustín Goovaerts. The frame of the dome is an architectural masterpiece, constructed with steel beams imported from Belgium in 1928 and assembled like the sky scrapers of New York, by heating the nuts and bolts until red hot, which on cooling giving strength to the structure without welding. There is a center courtyard and rooftop observation area but most outstanding is the checkerboard pattern on the outside of the building, these are not two different colored tiles, but paint.
Originally the building was the Government of Antioquia administration headquarters, known locally as the "Calibío Palace". But with the completion of the La Alpujarra Administrative Center, (which is also worth a visit) the Government moved to this location, and in 1987 the building was renamed after General Rafael Uribe.
The four floors of the building are now home to concerts, a café, library, art gallery, and the “Rafael Uribe” Museum room. As we were walking with a group we did not go inside, but it is very convenient for the Berrío Park Metro station, Botero Plaza, Berrío Park, Museum of Antioquia.

TIP: Depending on the sunlight, the white stones sometimes have a greenish hue.
Written 6 May 2020
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stephan j
London, UK897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very interesting building you can visit for free. The exhibitions are nothing special, but the architecture is very interesting and the view from the top terrace on Plaza Botero is great. Note that the building has been designed by a Belgian architect and that it has not been completed. Google it
Written 27 February 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Situated on Plaza Botero, this is one of the most central and eye-catching structures in Medellin and makes for great photos. Note the differences and incomplete look, however, and read up on the history!
Written 27 February 2020
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Sandra D
Chicago, IL256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is a free Cultural Center in a lovely old building.The art exhibited when I was there was beautiful and varied.
I volunteer at the Chicago Cultural Center which is also free and has exhibits and cultural events like this center and I really enjoyed my visit.
Written 25 January 2020
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KillerRabbit
Riverdale, NY267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
VERY creative art exhibits in a historic and beautiful building. Come in and appreciate the history. Hit it if you're nearby.
Written 20 January 2020
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Part of what makes viewing Botero Plaza so special is having this checkered building as the backdrop. Well planned square!

We did not go inside, but we visited this plaza a few times to take in the art. When you take the free walking tours, you can learn about this building and the square.
Written 7 December 2019
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Guido C
Lima, Peru686 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This nice building is located at Botero Square (Plazoleta Botero), in front os the Antioquia Museum. The Palace of Culture Uribe used to be the House of Government. It has beautiful fronts, entrance and interior.
Written 3 December 2019
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