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Address: Medellin, Colombia
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Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín

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A must see in Medellin

A great place to wander around for part of an afternoon. It is fascinating to see 23 of Botero's sculptures in a park, right next to several museums and cultural centers, somehow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This plaza provides a sense of what Medellin is: an energetic, busy, working city, with a great artistic heritage. A great place to soak up the best of what is Medellin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great place to wander around for part of an afternoon. It is fascinating to see 23 of Botero's sculptures in a park, right next to several museums and cultural centers, somehow right in the middle of the chaos that is El Centro. We ate at the slightly pricey Cafe Botero on the eastern edge of the park, which although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Medellin, you must come down and see the park full of big, fat bronze statues by Botero. Right in the middle of town, close to the Hotel Nutibara and right under the Parque Berrio metro station, so easy to access, and completely free! Not only are you in the area for a tour around the park... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

An example of the infatuation of Botero with things that are fat. I took several pictures. Botero thought of fat as sensual and many of his sculptures represented this. One could laugh at this but after viewing these and his painting in his museum I could very well "feel" the sensuality of some of his paintings. I think I have... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One really should visit this Plaza to see the bronze art by Botero. It is in the center of town and easy walking distance to a number of other Plaza's to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came through here on a Real City Tour and enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. Wouldn't enjoy being here late at night or on my own, but in the day it's teeming with friendly people and cheeky traders. The sculpture here is really distinctive and the characters depicted are very varied and sly. There's also a nice backdrop of unusual Flemish... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited this area during our Real City Tour walking tours. The plaza has many examples of Botero's sculptures, but not much else. I recommend going on the walking tour to see this attraction. You can learn some of the history of the plaza and about Botero and then continue on to other nearby sites.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

it is a must to see. avoid saturdays since it is crowded. i went on a saturday. the statues are amazing and liberal. i had a look at the shops nearby and i was able to see the coiffure there working in their shops that are open to street. the museum is nice also.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It is worthwhile visit to see impressive Botero sculptures but except sculptures there are really no other reasons to stay in this part of town. Be cautious and visit it during the day only.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Maybe is was because we visited on a Saturday, but the area was filled with people buying an shopping on the plaza. This area seems to be a center of retail for main population of the city, very different form shopping the Poblado area. But we enjoyed the art and had one of our best meals from the small cafes... More 

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