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Who is Pablo Escobar ?
At Museo Pablo Escobar, you see the history of a notorious Colombian drug lord who operated in the late 20th century. Here, you will learn about his criminal activities and the violence associated with his drug cartel. His legacy remains a subject of controversy. Let us know your view. Is he a Robin Hood figure or a ruthless criminal responsible for countless deaths?
Overview of Pablo Escobar Museum
- This article helps you know the story of Pablo Escobar; here are the key points you should know.
- In Columbia, the building was once the main attraction of Narco tourism.
- It is a plan designed especially to experience real and basic information.
- The owners of the Tour are the Escobar family property, which has its doors and rooms at your disposal, the best of its kind, to share its adjacent history.
- All the history we know was vivid in the carne owned by the friends of PABLO ESCOBAR.
- You’ll see all sorts of artifacts, from armored vehicles to furniture with built-in hiding areas, as you learn about his life and hear one perspective about his impact on the people of Medellin from a bilingual guide.
- Visit a museum that Pablo Escobar’s family owns, and a bilingual guide will provide narration.
- Photography is allowed at no extra cost.
- Flexible visit times are available to suit your schedule
- At the entrance, Roberto Escobar welcomes visitors, a nearly blind man with square-rimmed glasses, a red cap, and a neatly tucked-in shirt. “Welcome, this is your home,” says Pablo Escobar’s older brother.
- After his ex-wife takes your $50 admission fee, Roberto guides you through the house.
- There’s a portrait of Pablo Escobar with Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone, the Russian fur hat he wore during a visit to Moscow, Bonnie and Clyde’s car, a desk with secret places to hide weapons, an armored SUV with openings for shooting from the inside, a painting of Terremoto (a Paso Fino horse castrated by Escobar’s enemies), a jet ski and giant $500 bill.
- The mansion that inadvertently paid tribute to kitsch and retro aesthetics later became a shrine to the most notorious criminal in Colombian history.
About the Demolition of Pablo Escobar Museum
The museum is in Medellín’s Poblado neighborhood in Loma del Indio. You find a photo of the airplane Escobar used for his inaugural cocaine shipment at the entrance gate. If you keep walking, it will lead to Roberto’s home, which is adjacent to the demolished museum building. The best way to count the enormous amounts of cash from drug sales was to weigh them on a scale.
Back in its heyday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) tagged Roberto as the number two man in the Medellín Cartel, the drug cartel led by Pablo that flooded the United States with cocaine. The cartel openly warred with the Colombian government when it tried to deport captured members to the U.S. Roberto, the cartel’s chief accountant, once decided that the best way to count the enormous amounts of cash coming in from drug sales was to weigh it on scales.
On July 10, 50 Medellín officials arrived with diggers to bring down the building, only to discover that Roberto had already beat them to it. All that remained on the empty lot was an enormous safe. A judge ordered the demolition of the building because it lacked the necessary municipal permit. But behind the bureaucratic maneuver was a desire to put an end to narco tours of the city that showed off Escobar’s many houses, murder sites, and even his grave.
Roberto at the Museum
The museum has photos of cartel characters — Pinina, Tayson, and Pablo himself — men who murdered hundreds of people before dying violently themselves.
Roberto is 75 years old now, but he didn’t emerge unscathed. A letter bomb exploded in his face, and he was partially blind. Roberto covers his blue eyes with a transparent, gray film and occasionally takes out a small bottle of artificial tears to moisten them.
Before becoming his brother’s criminal partner, Roberto was an outstanding cyclist nicknamed “El Osito” (Teddy Bear) because he once crossed the finish line of a race completely covered in mud. Not recognizing him, the radio announcer said, “Here comes a teddy bear.”
Roberto competed in Colombian bicycle races for several years and won a gold medal in Panama. Little Pablo and his schoolmates started affectionately referring to his famous older brother as “Osito.”
History will remember Roberto as the brother of one of the most infamous gangsters ever walking the earth.
Follow the life and times of Pablo Escobar on a full-day tour in Medellin. You will get a guide in the lead to follow a carefully curated itinerary that includes the Communa 13 slum, the Monaco building, the Catedral, and the barrio PE. You’ll listen to in-depth commentary about Pablo and his role in the country’s culture and politics.