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His mansion remains virtually untouched, save for a cursory cleaning of the algae-ridden pool and the addition of enlarged photos of his exotic pets, his family and his funeral that now decorate the former bedroom walls. Any attempt at restoration would probably result in the house’s collapse. Still, you can walk through the skeleton of the mansion, which now serves as a museum dedicated to the thousands of victims of Pablo’s drug wars.

If the images of flaming cars, bloody corpses and murdered police officers become too mentally trying, grab an inner tube and float around the lazy river a few metres away before gearing up for an eco-tour, by bike or horseback, through the verdant pastures along one of Pablo’s six escape routes.

Exiting the park — after witnessing the recreated version of Pablo’s personal version of Noah's ark, the remains of his mansion and the automobile graveyard that houses the torched remains of his classic car collection — you might notice the 2,000-inmate prison that lies on the outskirts of the property, a reminder from the Colombian government that crime does not pay.


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