Pablo Escobar, one of the most famous criminals kingpins of the 20th century, has been dead for nearly 25 years. Yet his legacy and allure live on to this day. Many see him as a dangerous criminal, while the people of Medellin, Columbia, saw him as a Robin Hood-type figure, which made things better for poor people. Regardless, Escobar and his cartel were worth, at one point, billions of dollars.
We were wondering, whatever happened to the infamous Pablo Escobar house?
Where did Pablo Escobar live?
Though Pablo Escobar was born in Columbia, as his wealth and power grew, so did his arsenal of properties.
Pablo Escobar House Colombia: Hacienda Nápoles
Perhaps his most well-known home was Hacienda Nápoles in Puerto Triunfo, Columbia. Located 93 miles east of Medellin, Pablo Escobar house Columbia included a Spanish colonial house, a zoo, an airport, and kart-racing track. And in a strange twist of fate, the estate has been turned into a theme park. I mean, who needs Disneyland, right?
Perhaps the most strange legacy are Pablo Escobar hippos. Yep. What was once only four has grown to a heard of over 20 hippos at Hacienda Nápoles…all spawning from Escobar’s love of the exotic.
Pablo Escobar House Medellin: La Catedral
After his capture, Escobar negotiated to build his own prison, effectively living as a free man. Colombian police weren’t allowed within 12 miles of La Catedral aka “The Cathedral”. It included a gym, a billiards room, a bar, a disco where Escobar even hosted wedding receptions, a sauna, a jacuzzi, a waterfall, big screen TV’s, and a life-sized dollhouse for when Escobar’s young daughter would visit. Pablo Escobar La Catedral pictures:
Pablo Escobar House Guatape: La Manuela, the Party Mansion
This home, known as Escobar’s vacation/party mansion, has a long history. After 5 years of construction, the Escobar family spent a lot of time relaxing here. However, in 1993, a rival cartel planted a massive amount of explosives inside the home, which obviously destroyed a large portion of it.
Today, it’s a popular attraction, although now a public facility, for the adventurous who don’t mind arriving by boat and sneaking around.
Pablo Escobar House Tulum, Mexico
Pablo Escobar’s luxurious Tulum, Mexico mansion was purchased by a well-known New York art collector and gallery owner, Lio Malca, in 2012. Malca turned the mansion into a boutique hotel and named it Casa Malca. The hotel is filled with Malca’s art pieces and other works by Keith Haring and Marion Peck.
Pablo Escobar House Miami
Also owned by the Colombian drug lord, was a 6,500-square-foot mansion in Miami Beach. Pablo Escobar house Miami was built in 1948, the four-bedroom house sat right along the waterfront of Biscayne Bay. The United States government seized the property in the 1980s, well before Escobar’s death. But that’s not the most exciting fact about this property.
Back in 2016, after the home’s new owner, Christian de Berdouare, demolished the building, they found a metal safe. It was always known that the former crime boss hid loads of cash within the walls and floors of the house. So, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to uncover yet another treasure from the past. In fact, de Berdouare found the second safe beneath the floor, but it was stolen. To our knowledge, the first safe still hasn’t been open and is located in a bank vault.
Pablo Escobar House Caribbean
Escobar also owned a large mansion on Isla Grande located in the Caribbean. He imagined it to be a massive oasis fit for entertaining and luxury. He spared no expense. The home is half demolished and covered with vegetation and home to wild animals. In its heyday, the house once included separate apartments, presumably for his cartel, a swimming pool, and helicopter pad.
Are Pablo Escobar houses for sale?
Not presently but we’ll keep an eye out and update you if/when they become available!
Where was Pablo Escobar born?
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born in Rionegro, Colombia. Pablo Escobar birthday is on December 1, 1949. He’s the third oldest of seven kids, he was raised in Medellin by Abel de Jesus Dari Escobar, a farmer, and Hermilda Gaviria, a teacher.
Did Pablo Escobar write a book?
Pablo Escobar has never written a book, although he has been the subject of many books over the years. In fact, a few were written by people who were close to drug kingpin.
Escobar’s brother, Roberto Escobar, wrote three books:
- The Accountant’s Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel (2009)
- My Brother – Pablo Escobar (2010)
- Pablo Escobar’s dietbitcoin: After making $100 billion, Roberto Escobar launches the dietbitcoin “DDX” cryptocurrency (2016)
Escobar’s son, Juan Pablo Escobar, also wrote a book about his famous father, Pablo Escobar: My Father, in 2016.
Who brought down Pablo Escobar?
DEA agent Steven Murphy and his partner Javier Peña are credited with bringing down the Pablo Escobar.
How did Pablo Escobar die?
Pablo Escobar died in 1993. After turning himself into authorities in 1991, Escobar and nine of his accomplices escaped authorities who were transferring them from the La Catedral to a regular jail in June 1992. After being a fugitive for 16 months, Escobar was shot to death by Colombian authorities on December 2, 1993. The drug lord and his bodyguard both perished in the 20-minute shootout.
Where is Pablo Escobar’s money?
At his peak, how much money was Pablo Escobar worth? He was said to be worth a whopping $30 billion. This earned him a spot on Forbes’ “World’s Richest People” list seven years in a row. So, following his death, rumors swirled as to what happened to the fortune.
Some say he hid cash throughout the jungle and that some sort of treasure map exists. But from what we know, that’s not true.
How much did Pablo Escobar make a day?
It’s believed that in his heyday, Escobar was making $420 million a week. Yep, you read that correctly. That comes out to Pablo Escobar making $60 million a day.
Is Pablo Escobar family still rich?
His family, specifically his kids, did not receive a lump sum of money or inheritance.
According to his son, Sebastian, Escobar’s liquid assets ended up with the Colombian government. Any hidden assets most likely ended up with the Cali cartel, Escobar’s “employees” because they believed they were owed some severance and reward for helping to take him down.
The Escobars lived a middle-class lifestyle, hopping from country to country, living off of assets the did receive from their father’s fortune. They never lived the lavish life they did when their father was still alive.
What Happened to Pablo Escobar son?
Sebastián Marroquín, Pablo Escobar’s son, is now an architect by trade and author by necessity. Although he prefers to leave the past in the past, he and his family do profit from his father’s name and likeness (TV show, movies, clothing, etc.)
How much of Narcos (Netflix) is true?
Back in 2015, Pablo Escobar was the subject of the first season of the Netflix series, Narcos. They touted it as a real-life story of the drug kingpin. But is the series true-to-life?
According to Bustle, it is mostly true, with some parts embellished to add drama, like any series. They also state that some of the characters’ names have been changed for their real-life counterparts’ protection. But many of the of the scenes that feel over-the-top actually happened.
The Guardian interviewed Escobar’s son, Sebastian Marroquin, and he said his father was so wealthy that he had helicopters at his disposal. So, when he escaped on a helicopter, that really happened.
That takes care of TV, but has there ever been a movie made about Pablo Escobar?
Except for two films, Escobar (2009) and Killing Pablo (2011) that have yet to be made, an American-made biopic about the Columbian drug lord has yet to be released.
You could have, however, seen the movie within the show, Entourage. The gang produced and starred in the fictional Medellin, which nearly ruined them.