For the photo of the week, this is a picture from La Catedral (The Cathedral) which used to be a prison built by Pablo Escobar, and is now a monastery. It is located way up in the hills of Envigado.
Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, language, and base jumping!
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Hi Holly – happy new year!
It’s cool you made it to La Catedral, as I didn’t track it down. Would be awesome if you could post the address or directions, or how you got there.
I know at least one hotel offers Pablo Escobar themed tours, but I tried to find the main spots (grave, where he was killed) on my own.
The adress, in case your still looking for it, is:
Reserva Ecologica la Miel in Envigado.
Taxi Drivers will know it as it is now (as you guys probably know) a monastry.
Thanks Philipp. This sounds silly in retrospect, but I never thought to ask a taxi driver to take me there. Looks like I’ve got that to look forward to when I go back to Medellin.
Is La Catedral still open to tourista?