El Castillo Museum

Medellín Geographic coordinate system Barefoot Park
El Castillo Museum
El Castillo-exterior.JPG
Established1971
LocationMedellín, Colombia
Coordinates6°11′25″N 75°34′10″W / 6.19019°N 75.56954°W / 6.19019; -75.56954Coordinates: 6°11′25″N 75°34′10″W / 6.19019°N 75.56954°W / 6.19019; -75.56954
ArchitectNel Rodríguez
Websitewww.museoelcastillo.org

El Castillo Museum and Gardens is a Colombian museum in the El Poblado district of Medellín. It offers permanent exhibitions of objects in porcelain and glass, stained glass, antiques, paintings, and sculptures, among other things.

The permanent exhibit contains nine rooms and an outside garden.

History

The building was constructed in 1930 by the architect Nel Rodríguez in the Medieval Gothic style. The design was inspired by castles in Loire Valley in France.[1] It was the house of physician José Tobón Uribe until 1943 when industrialist Diego Echavarría Misas bought the house for his family.[2] In 1971 it became a museum when the wife of Diego Echavarría Misas, Benedikta Zur Nieden, known as "Dita", decided to donate the house and all its furnishings after the death of her husband.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Museo El Castillo". Patrimonio Medellín. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ Mercedes Lucia Vélez White (2003). Arquitectura contemporánea en Medellín. ITM. p. 65. ISBN 978-958-97283-4-5.