Medellin Colombia has gained a global reputation for being violent and unstable mostly due to the actions of Pablo Escobar. Escobar heads the Medellin cartel from 1976-1993 and at the height of his career supplied 80 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the US and was eventually worth over 30 billion dollars (55 billion dollars today) by the 1990s, making him the wealthiest criminal in history. Unfortunately, this made Columbia one of the most dangerous places in the world and the country fell into a civil war between the Narcos and the government. At the height of the conflict Escobar actually decided to turn himself in instead of being handed over to the US.
Escobar negotiated to stay in the country in a prison he designed himself called La Catedral, which basically became his own luxury resort and we are about to take you there or at least what is left of it. Below are some pictures of the abandoned prison Pablo built for himself. The prison has all sorts of luxury equipment at that time.
Here is a picture of Pablo Escobar's Prison, La Catedral, as well as the place he was killed. It was a surreal experience. The place completely lies in ruins now:
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