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J Balvin's museum is located in the Ixelmoda building in Medellín. Photo: Go Far
J Balvin's museum is located in the Ixelmoda building in Medellín. Photo: Go Far

J Balvin's museum opens in Medellín

The "Galería de los Sueños" (Gallery of Dreams) exhibits the 320 awards the Colombian has won in his career.

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The idea of opening a space to display J Balvin's trophy haul was Alvaro Osorio's, J Balvin's father, who wants to show that dreams do come true. The new museum, which recently opened also features clothes, albums and magazine covers of the singer.

"Almost 60% of our house was destined to keep the awards, there was nowhere to put them," Alvaro Osorio told El Colombiano

In addition, Balvin's awards were still in Medellín, because as he told the newspaper "he kept very few things related to music."

"Neither posters nor gold records nor the Grammys nor the Billboards," Balvin said.

He wanted all the awards to be held by his mother. 

With the opening of the gallery, Balvin's father said that this was a "tribute from his family to this great human being and artist as Josecito, who has left the name of Medellin and Colombia high in the world."

The space is 100 square meters and the awards featured are his five Latin Grammys, eight Billboard prizes, two exclusive collections of tennis memorabilia, and a mini theater playing the most significant moments of his career. 

The museum highlights other curious objects, such as a guitar Juanes gave to J Balvin, the Annabelle doll \the Colombian bought in 2018 and appears in the video for "Machika," and the medal that Barack Obama gave him at the Hispanic Heritage Awards, in 2016.

All those interested in touring the Gallery of Dreams should make an appointment at Go Far's headquarters, in the Square building, on El Poblado Avenue or by emailing [email protected]

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