Another of Medellín’s striking odes to modernity and rebirth, the Museo Casa de la Memoria, unveiled in 2014, dominates what used to be one of the city’s dodgier neighborhoods. A series of exhibits present the horrors of Colombia’s violent war between the government/right-wing paramilitary groups and leftist guerrillas. Most of the spaces, which aim to be artistic rather than educational, are powerful and compelling in a visceral way. There are interactive maps and screens that allow you to explore specific dates/regions seminal to the civil war, and heart-wrenching videos that feature victims or families of los desaparcidos (Colombians who “disappeared” during the civil war).
Museo Casa de la Memoria
Calle 51 no. 36–66, Parque Bicentenario
Our Rating Hours Mon noon–6pm, Tues–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm, closed Sun and holidays Transportation The museum is quite a walk from the nearest Metro: Parque Berrío. The best bet is to take a cab (less than COP$6,000) from Centro or from Parque Berrío station. Phone 4/383-4001 Prices Free
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