Pablo Escobar and Cocaine

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Poster for the " Pablo Escobar, the King of Coke" documentary
    We did the Pablo Escobar Tour!  Yes the Cocaine Drug Lord of 80's, In 1989 Forbes Magazine listed him as the 7th richest man in the world.  He ruled Colombia Medellin Cartel with an iron fist, by killing police officers, judges, and presidential candidates.  Pablo lived the luxury lifestyle; private villas, mansions, expensive cars, owning exotic animals, orgies with beautiful supermodels.  He was the robin hood for the Poor of Medellin. He was eventually killed.  The 80's Crack Epidemic in the US and the cocaine drug wars of Miami can be traced back to the Medellin Cartel.  Anyway, enough of history....... 
 
We went to his grave at the Jardines Montenegro cemetery near the ItaguĂ­ metro station. His Grave was easily spotted.
The house where Pablo Escobar was killed
   We took some photos of it.
 
Our taxi driver Oscar took us to the house where Pablo Escobar was killed. He was killed on the roof top while gun fighting with the police.  The House is abandoned.
 
We also went to the La Catedral, It used to be his own private luxurious private prison. We had to go through many steep and rocky roads and it was very high up in the hills surrounding Medellin. Prior to the destruction of  La Catedral, it  had a soccer field, a giant doll house, a bar, jacuzzi, and a waterfall.  After Escobar escaped from his prison and got killed on the rooftop of the house we visited. Many nearby residents and police searched the grounds for valuables of Escobar. All his buildings was bombed, searched and was left to deteriorated over the years.

Currently, The land and property is on the process of becoming a Catholic Spiritual Center. There is a cross standing at the old guard tower over looking the city. While we were visiting, many construction workers are cutting trees, grass and building the foundation of the chapel.
 
Next Day..... Our trek to Guatape and El Penol 
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Poster for the  Pablo Escobar, th…
Poster for the " Pablo Escobar, t…
The house where Pablo Escobar was …
The house where Pablo Escobar was…
Grave
Grave
Grave
Grave
On the way to the La Catedral
On the way to the La Catedral
more buildings
more buildings
a new building on the La Catedral
a new building on the La Catedral
Workers rebuilding the La Catedral…
Workers rebuilding the La Catedra…
The Soccer Field of the La Catedral
The Soccer Field of the La Catedral
his office
his office
more buildings
more buildings
Waterfall
Waterfall
more buildings
more buildings
Bank
Bank
Bank
Bank
his Bunker
his Bunker
Stairs
Stairs
the Cross stands over looking Mede…
the Cross stands over looking Med…
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