One of these metro cable lines goes from Acevedo station to Santo Domingo Savio. It is in Santo Domingo that a new library, “Parque Bibiloteca España, was built about three years ago with the help of a grant from the King and Queen of Spain, hence the name. The library also received a donation of 1500 books from the Prince of Spain, and an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The library consists of three black towers that really stand out against the background of the houses of the local neighbourhood nestling on the mountainside. I really like the design of the library, which I find very bold and formidable while at the same time being aesthetically beautiful. In a way it gives importance to an area of the city which would otherwise be forgotten.
In Santo Domingo it is possible to change to a third metro cable line which takes you up, over the mountains to Parque Arvi, in Santa Elena. The distance covered is just over 4.5 kilometres and the journey takes almost fifteen minutes.
Santa Elena is famous for its “silleteros,” and the Medellin Flower Festival. It is here they grow the flowers used in the festival and make all the displays (silletas) which they parade through the streets of Medellin on their backs during the festival in August.
You can read more about the Flower Festival here.