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).