The Luxurious La Catedral – Pablo Escobar’s House While Imprisoned
Pablo Escobar was a notorious drug lord from Colombia. Also known as El Padrino and Don Pablo, his cartel was the source of the majority of cocaine in the US. He made a deal with the Colombian government to be imprisoned for five years, but get freedom in his confinement. La Catedral served as Pablo Escobar house during those times.
The house known as La Catedral, which was built for the imprisonment of Pablo Escobar, was located at the mountains of The Honey Valley in the town of Envigado.
It was more of a vacation home or a resort rather than a detention place. Escobar was also free to do everything that he wanted, except get out of the area.
Instead of being extradited to the US where laws were strict, he chose to be detained in an island where he still enjoyed his freedom in many ways.
La Catedral was not any ordinary prison as it had luxurious features, including this gorgeously landscaped lawn. It was said that he even chose the guards that would look over the place.
The prison that he personally designed had its various luxurious feats including billiard tables, gym equipment, and many more. His family’s home was within view from La Catedral so he used a telescope to see his daughter while talking to her over the phone.
This is a snap of his extravagant room that was too far from where regular prisoners would sleep on their prison cells.
Even the living room doesn’t look even a single bit like a prison. It’s a beautiful area that you will typically see in high end homes.
Escobar escaped in 1992 and died the following year. Although it had been years since he left the place, there are still traces of its past.
It was eventually given to a group of monks that turned it into a living quarters and chapel. A collage of images can be seen even from afar, which includes the picture of Escobar behind bars.
Today, La Catedral has been turned into an institution for the elderly around Envigado. There were rumors of Escobar’s riches being buried somewhere around the area, but nothing has been found until today.