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Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

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Address: Calle 11 No. 4-41, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: (571)3431316 – (571)3431111
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Great little museum containing works of renowned Colombian painter and...
Great little museum containing works of renowned Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero.
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A beautiful little museum

The Botero is a wonderful free museum in La Candelaria. The artwork on display, both Botero works and several rooms of works by other artists, are housed in a beautiful building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Botero is a wonderful free museum in La Candelaria. The artwork on display, both Botero works and several rooms of works by other artists, are housed in a beautiful building with a central courtyard. It is a great stop to take a break from the street bustle and wander through to view the works of one of Colombia's most... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The collection is the perfect size for the amateur art fan like me. Part of what I enjoyed was watching everyone's smiling faces as they looked at Botero's chubby paintings and sculptures. We really enjoyed just how accessible everything was, and part of his private collection from other artists.

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Since this artist is not widely known in the United States, this was a wonderful way to be introduced to his work and his life. I felt drawn to his subjects (since they match my 'physique') but also that he has a realistic vision of what humans can look like. The museum has a wide variety of his paintings as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

amazing such a beautiful museum and for free? I saw not only Boteros, but Picasos, Monet, and more...

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Most folks head for the Botero and just keep moving. Be aware there are at least two other museums in the same building. The coinage museum, for example, demonstrates how milling the edges reduces fraud. This museum and several others can all be visited on the same day, with a little planning. Many are in this area, just off Boulivar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Nice collection of Botero's and other artists. Beautiful building. Perfect set-up and lighting of paintings. The curator has done a great job. Free entrance. 2 other museums on the same site.

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Impressive and could not believe there was no entrance fee. Besides the Boteros there is other artists displaying in the museum what is a really nice environment at la Calandaria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum was a pleasant surprise to find in Bogota. From its very intimate size, to having something for everyone. From paintings, sculptures, and statues. To a beautiful courtyard with flowers and trees. You can see early paintings by Picasso, and Monet. And of course the great collection of Botero. And all this was for free.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Cannot miss this museum! No excuses, make your way here and dive into one of South Americas most revered art exhibit! It rivals Buenos Aires collections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The tour guide was excellent the way she explain all the sculpture and paint in the Museum it was amazing

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