San Pedro Cemetery Museum (Museo Cementerio San Pedro)
Although not a museum in the traditional sense, the San Pedro Cemetery Museum is a worthy addition to any Medellín itinerary. Easily explored on foot in a couple of hours, many city tours—including food, tango, and religious themed options—include a visit to the San Pedro Cemetery Museum. You can also make the most of a visit to the San Pedro Cemetery Museum by opting for one of the guided tours or take a nighttime tour on request—check schedules in advance for both. San Pedro Cemetery Museum also hosts regular dance, culture, and theater events.
Things to Know Before You Go
There are many notable Colombians interred in the San Pedro Cemetery; look out for the mausoleum of novelist Jorge Isaacs, among others.
Free guided tours of the cemetery are available.
Admission is free.
San Pedro Cemetery Museum may not be fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Easily accessible on public transit from most central points in the city, the San Pedro Cemetery Museum is served by the Hospital metro station. Visitors who want to skip the hassle of public transit can also arrive by taxi, rideshare, or on a guided city tour of Medellín.
When to Get There
The San Pedro Cemetery Museum is open daily from the early morning to the late afternoon and is ideal to visit at any time of the day, although going early may help avoid the largest crowds. Curious visitors can also arrange late-night tours of the cemetery on request.
Unusual Medellín Museums
Once you exhaust the history and art museum circuit in Medellín, there are plenty of other offbeat museums to visit. After exploring the San Pablo Cemetery Museum, stop by Casa Gardeliana to learn more about French-Argentine tango star Carlos Gardel, visit the Water Museum—which is more interesting than it sounds—or learn about Colombia’s most infamous son at the Pablo Escobar House Museum.
- Medellin Botanical Garden
- Medellín Planetarium (Planetario de Medellín)
- Explora Park (Parque Explora)
- Medellín Metropolitan Cathedral
- Antioquia Museum (Museo de Antioquia)
- Plaza Botero
- San Antonio Plaza
- Barefoot Park (Parque Pies Descalzos)
- Santo Domingo Savio Library (Biblioteca de España)
- Pueblito Paisa
- Gardel Plaza
- Gardeliana Museum (Museo Casa Gardeliana)
- Medellín Modern Art Museum (Museo de Arte Moderno)
- Patio de Tango