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Plaza Botero

Address: Medellin, Colombia
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Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín
76%
Ranked #13 of 92 things to do in Medellin
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time, and felt so small next to everything. Fernando Botero work is a must see! Lot of people selling things. Everyone was lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you like Botero's art then this square is fantastic. Huge sculptures in bronze, in a lively sunny square. There are lots of people trying to sell, but what do you expect. It all adds to the ambiance. Lots of places to eat nearby, so long as you're open to local food (and local hygiene standards)

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Many many sellers trying to flog off souvenirs etc. It could be a bit intimidating for some but generally safe if you politely say no! Being not able to speak Spanish can be an advantage if you don't want to be bothered. The Botero statues are obviously a highlight.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Botero Square and visited the art gallery. Both had wonderful works of Botero,my new favourite artist. Spent 2 or 3 hours looking at his art and viewing all the fun activities the gallery offered.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The plaza is wonderful with a lot of different vendors and people walking about. The food choices were adequate and quite delicious. It is a vibrant area, in the day time. We visited the museum and were overwhelmed by the incredible displays! It's a must stop destination for those visiting Medellin.

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East Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Bolero park is a must if you are in medellin. The art work is satirical, whimsical and big. While there visit the museum.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing the Botero sculptures at the Plaza but when I got there, I felt like I needed more and we paid to see the museum which is a MUST! You really get a great insight on the life of Botero and his most famous paintings, drawings and sculptures. The plaza alone is nice to see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a nice plaza with some statues that you will easily recognise as Botero works. Good place to take photos. Have a look while visiting the impressive Museo Antioquia which is just opposite.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went down wandering around with my pal Jason. I was a bit shocked with how many people were just mingling around, but was a fun experience - and all the Botero statues were impressive. I would watch your wallet even though there is a large police presence.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved wandering the shopping around this area, and all the adorable Botero sculptures are so worth seeing. I can't imagine what that collection is worth! We also toured inside the black and tan checked building in this square, and made it to the roof to take some worthwhile photos. Yes there are a lot of people trying to sell... More 

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