Need quick answers? Medellin is home to tons of different museums, but our top pick is the Memory House Museum!
When I go to a new city, one of the first things I do is check out the museums. And, there are tons of museums in Medellin that you can explore.
With everything from tacky selfie museums to museums that explore Medellin’s history, there truly is something for everyone.
To help you figure out which museum you’ll visit on your trip, I’ve put together a comprehensive guide. Let’s take a look at the many museums of Medellin!
Casa de la Memoria
The concept behind Casa de la Memoria, or the Memory House Museum, is a bit of a sad one.
This museum is dedicated to teaching people about the armed conflict in Colombia and the damage it’s caused. It talks about how Medellin has been rebuilt into the thriving city we know, and about the many city improvements that have helped that happen.
What’s cool about this museum is that you’ll get a chance to look into the lives of real people. Hear their stories and learn a bit more about the history of this beloved city.
History buffs and art lovers alike will go wild at the Museum of Antioquia. This museum is a natural history and art museum hybrid.
Here, you’ll get to check out religious and historic artifacts as well as take a look at art from a number of different time periods.
The best part about this museum is that there’s a huge section dedicated to Fernando Botero. If you loved checking out the free park at Botero Plaza, you’ll love checking out the exhibit at this museum.
I actually stumbled across this museum by accident one day when wandering around Poblado. If you head out of the main Parque Lleras area, you’ll quickly find this small museum tucked away on the hillside.
The selfie museum is pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be.
This museum is full of quirky rooms full of fun backdrops and unique props. It’s a fun place to hang out with friends and take some silly photos for an afternoon.