Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe


Hotel Torre Poblado invites you to visit the Palacio de la Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe

The Palace of Culture Rafael Uribe Uribe, was built as the headquarters of the Government of Antioquia. This was designed by Agustín Goovaerts, the same architect who created the Hotel Europa and the Junín Theater. Its construction was supposed to be 4 times larger than what was done, which is why some call it ‘the unfinished building’.

The Palace of Culture Rafael Uribe Uribe represents the independence of Antioquia and here we tell you the most curious details of this enigmatic building in the center of the city.

The medallions of Bernardo Vieco They are the replica of medallions that were made for a building in New York. They represent trade, science and mining and were made by the Antioqueño sculptor Bernardo Vieco between 1932 and 1937. It tells the story that should be 8, according to the planes and octagonal form of the dome of the building, but for reasons that are unknown only were made 6. There were missing those that alluded to architecture and fishing.

La lámpara de los 50 brazos The lamp of the 50 arms Actually has 48 arms and not 50. It was brought from Europe and not even in the National Capitol there is an equal. It was restored this year and is one of the Palace’s most precious assets.

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