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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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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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It's free. Botero is a really awesome artist, and this museum is free. Architecturally the building is very Spanish, clean, and has works from some other artists as well. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It's free. Botero is a really awesome artist, and this museum is free. Architecturally the building is very Spanish, clean, and has works from some other artists as well. Great Botero collection, very glad that I went - you could spend any amount of time there that you'd like, really.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place is a hidden gem, it not only have art from this Colombian artist but also very well known international artists. It is next to the mint museum and inside there is a must see, some of the most valuable custodians I've ever seen.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The museum visit is free and it is a must to see. It is a wonderful oasis in the midst of the Candelaria district and absolutely enjoyable. The selection of Botero pieces is amazing and to see them in this museum is a special treat. There are a lot more pieces by renowned artists like a Calder sculpture and paintings... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of Botero artwork as well as other section with international works. This is a free museum and very nice. There are 2 other museums in buildings next to this art museum. Very worthwhile seeing, one of the top things to see in Bogota

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portchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was free. Different to start with, but then you realise that he could only paint one face and that was his own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the only gallery I have visited where you are welcomed in every room. The quality and scope of the collection is remarkable.Staying in Candela ria meant we could simply visit and then return to take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This free museum was one of the highlights of our trip to Bogota . Botero is a great artist and his work Is very accessible and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I am by no means an art aficionado, but I enjoyed this gallery a lot. The house itself is a beautiful colonial building with an open courtyard in the centre. The gallery is very easy to navigate and has a stunning variety of pieces by renowned artists, including Dali, Picaso, Miro and Botero of course. A great way to spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Museo Botero and bank of the republica are the same. They offer a diverse exhibition from paintings to constructions and art which can't be explained by words. The café and the garden let you relax and everything for not a penny even though it would be worth paying for it.

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Naples, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Well laid out and worth a visit since it is free. Wish they gave more history on his life and how he came to develop the style.

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