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Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

Calle 11 No. 4-41, Bogota, Colombia
(571)3431316 – (571)3431111
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As featured in 3 days in Bogota
Ranked #1 of 107 Attractions in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description:          You don't have to be a fan of Botero's amazing sculpture or paintings to love the work here. Surrounded by other small museums, the... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum I was impress very closed to my hostel at only 1 block away, liked everything, did not like the lightning

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you love Botero or just fine art, you can't go wrong with this Botero-themed museum which proudly exhibits a large collection of his "big" masterworks.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Fernando Botero is an amazing artist known mainly for his paintings of fat models, often nudes, but also including fat horses and even a fat Mona Lisa and a fat God and Adam. Besides numerous paintings and sculptures by Botero, the museum also features works by Picasso, Miro, Braque, Ernst, Chagall, etc., all from Botero's private collection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love all things Botero, so this was of course on our list of things to do. It is a fairly small museum, which I prefer. Not only were there great paintings and sculptures by Botero, but also by other well known artists, such as Picasso, Chegalle, Miro, etc, A great treat!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Colombian artist Fernando Botero has donated more than 200 works of art (from his private art collection) for the public to enjoy free of charge. Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Calder, Chagall, Dali, Degas, De Kooning, Ernst, Klimt, Greco...and on and on, not to mention Botero's own work. The relatively small size of the museum made me feel as if I were... More

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a great museum! I was so happy I went. Beautiful artwork in a lovely setting. His paintings are unique and interesting, I wanted to buy some, but couldn't find a shop. The surrounding area, La Candelaria has tons of shops and restaurants as well as historical buildings to explore. My only regret is not having enough time here!

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a great museum! Easy to navigate, beautiful setting, lots of outdoor access and the works are very interesting and "cute!" Plus, the bonus is that it's free! It's not your boring old art museum. It's a quick trip and worthwhile!

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Liked everything and specially it was at only few steps from my hostel and the entrance was free ...is a very good museum of arts

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had never heard of Botero before but I was definitely a convert after visiting this museum. Botero has a distinct style in which he portrays his subjects as fat and bloated, but in a tasteful manner. The museum also boasts a few works from Picasso, Dali and Matisse. If you only have time for two museums while in Bogota... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The museum is in an old church building, and it really adds to the experience of Botero's art. I could have wandered through the museum all day if I had had the time! Definitely my favorite museum I visited in Bogotá, and I will absolutely return.

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