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11. Children’s House of Reading
Calle 51 No. 45-57 Avenida La Playa
57(4) 575 22 50
This late 19th century structure, home to a well-to-do family of a bygone era, now Architectural Heritage of the city, is the only structure of this type still standing on the Avenida La Playa Street. The house, formerly called the Casa Barrientos after its original owners, was restored in 2007 and is now the property of the city. The edifice has not only become an urban icon of Medellín’s downtown, but a children’s library as well. The construction holds an ample array of children-specific literature, including baby books and citizenship-building publications.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sundays and Holidays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM