Carlos Vives Will Donate Land For New Railway Museum in Colombia


With the target of telling the historical past and evolution of the practice system in Colombia from 1836 to current day, Carlos Vives will donate land to construct a railway museum in Bogota.

The undertaking goes again to 23 years in the past, when in 1996, the Colombian singer gained the bidding at an public sale to buy land adjoining to the massive Usaquén Station, which included an outdated residency home for practice drivers. The Colombian singer developed a undertaking to construct a neighborhood music college on that property.

A change within the laws, nevertheless, impacted the property, stopping the event of Vives’ initiatives, which is why he constructed his music college within the buildings of Gaira Música Local and Gaira Café as a substitute.

Now, in help of the Colombian rail system, the vallenato celebrity will donate the property to the Association of Railway Engineers of Colombia, with the mission of constructing an academic railway museum.

"It offers me nice happiness to have the ability to return this lot to town to lastly develop a ferrous cultural undertaking within the historic station of Usaquén,” Vives mentioned in a press assertion. “So that the brand new generations know the historical past of the practice in Colombia and with them, we are able to work for a greater vacation spot for the event of the rail system in our nation.”

Maximiliano Tovar, AIFC president, notes that this museum will convey higher presence and significance to the system in Colombia.