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Transcript of MEDELLÍN
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he Antioquia Railway (built in 1875) conquered the difficult geography of one of the most mountainous regions of South America, notably with the La Quiebra Tunnel, which connected the industrial center to the Magdalena River
Catedral Metropolitana de Medellín. is a major architectural works of Colombia, was declared a National Monument of Colombia on March 12 of 1982.
Pueblito paisa:is a reconstruction of a typical but tiny Antioquia village. It's located on top of el Cerro Nutibara and has a pleasant view over the city.
Medellín was founded in 1616 by the Spaniard Francisco Herrera Campuzano as Poblado de San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence Town) in present-day El Poblado. In 1675 the queen consort Mariana of Austria created the Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de Medellín (Town of Our Lady of Medellín).
In 1675 the first census during colonial times was taken: there were 3,000 people and 280 families. Another census was not taken until the colonial Visitador (royal inspector) Antonio Mon y Velarde ordered one between 1786 and 1787: there were then 14,507 people and 241 families. In 1808, two years before Colombia won independence, the city had 15,347 people and 360 families
In 1826 the city was named the capital of the Department of Antioquia by the National Congress of the young Republic of Greater Colombia (Gran Colombia)
At the beginning of the 21st century, the city has regained industrial dynamism, with the construction of the Medellín Metro commuter rail, and liberalized development policies, improved security, and improved education.
In 1682, traders and foreigners started the construction of the Veracruz Hermitage, which was consecrated as a church by the Bishop of Popayán in 1712.
In 1932 Medellín also built its first airport, the Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport.
In 1803 the Royal College of the Franciscans was founded in the Central Plaza (today Berrío Square) with Departments of Grammar, Philosophy and Theology. Soon after, the College moved to a new building in the small San Ignacio square. In 1821 it was renamed Colegio de Antioquia, and it became the University of Antioquia in 1901.
The Coltejer building is the tallest building in Medellín, Colombia and the fourth tallest in Colombia. It was completed in 1977. Coltejer is one of the most important textile companies in Colombia, and the largest textile complex in Latin America.
Museum of Antioquia:displays a collection of contemporary art including many pieces, paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero, one of the most important sculptors in the world.
*The Plaza Botero: holds several large sculptures just in front of the museum and is free public.
*Medellin botanical garden:is almost 40 acres of outdoor space dedicated to orchids, plants, botany and nature in general. With an enormous wealth of flora native to Colombia, the botanical garden boasts more than 5000 individual plants with contributions from more than 1000 different species.
*Metro and Metroplus:Traveling trough the city is easy and quick, with the Metro system , you can go anywhere in the city with The Metroplús (Bus extension to the Metro) and the Metrocable , a sky train or cable car that has revolutionized transport in the city.
*Explora park: It has 22000 square meters of built area and more than 300 interactive experiences and an aquarium, where all the visitors will enjoy pleasant time learning, was built in the area of the Botanic Garden. It is has revolutionized the science and the knowledge in the city.
Pedro Nel Gómez
Marco Tobon Vallejo
Porfirio Barba Jacob
Manuel Mejia Vallejo
Belisario Betancur Cuartas
Juan Pablo Angel
Victor Hugo Aristizabal
Natalia Paris Gaviria
Ana Sofia Henao
Present of Medellín
The Medellín Metropolitan Area produces 67% of the Department of Antioquia's GDP and 11% of the economy of Colombia. Medellín is important to the region for its universities, academies, commerce, industry, science, health services, flower-growing, festivals and nightlife.
In February 2013, Medellín was chosen as the most innovative city in the world due to its recent advances in politics, education, and social development. In the same year, Medellín was announced as the preferred corporate business destination in South America and won the Verónica Rudge Urbanism Award conferred by Harvard University to the Urban Development Enterprise, mainly due to the North-Western Integral Development Project in the city.
South-eastern Zone: El Poblado communes.
South-western Zone: Guayabal and Belén communes.
West Central Zone: Laureles, La América and San Javier communes.
East Central Zone: La Candelaria, Villa Hermosa and Buenos Aires communes.
North-western Zone: Castilla, Doce de Octubre and Robledo communes.
North-eastern Zone: Aranjuez, Manrique, Popular and Santa Cruz communes.
Past and Present
Pablo Emilio Escobar gaviria