Standing only 4 floors high, this late 19th century building used to be the tallest building of its time in Medellin. Built by French architect Charles Emile Carré, this architecturally significant building was restored to its original grandeur and is now home to the Medellin Secretary of Education.
After being completely restored, the Vásquez Building is now headquarters to a housing agency for the city of Medellin. Both the Vásquez and Carré buildings, whose structures resemble the traditional coffee-pulp drying houses found throughout Antioquia and the coffee belt region of Colombia, serve as a backdrop to both La Alpujarra Administrative Center & Cisneros Plaza.
Location of Carre & Vasquez Buildings in Medellin:
CARERRA 52 #44-31 ( @ CISNEROS PLAZA) TEL: (574) 512-9965
METRO STATION: SAN ANTONIO