On the other side of the plaza, this bizarre palace-turned–cultural center is a striking Gothic revival (with nods to Art Nouveau) confection. Designed by Belgian architect Agustín Goovaerts in 1925, the building’s massive dome was constructed from iron imported from Belgium. The seat for the Governor of Antioquia until 1987, nowadays it’s home to the Rafael Uribe Palace of Culture. Taking up a fair amount of real estate within the palace, the Institute of Culture and Heritage of Antioquia allows visitors to browse fascinating historical, music/sound, and photographical archives (all in Spanish). There’s also a small art gallery (rotating local artists), a library, a cinema, and a pleasant cafe. There are great views of the city from the top floor.
Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe
Carrera 51 no. 52–03
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 8am–12pm, 2–5pm. Sat 10am–2pm Transportation Metro: Parque Berrío Phone 4/251-1444 Prices Free Web site Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe
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