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Plaza Botero

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Address: , Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: 574-251-3635
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Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín
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Interesting open air museum

Plaza botero is a good place to admire the "las gordas" masterpieces. It's in the city center. However, they aren't any description or history about those sculpture. To understand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I just loved walking amongst the Botero sculptures of this plaza. It was an amazing experience and being encouraged to get up close with the sculptures for photographs was a breath of fresh air after the "grey lines" of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit in Medellin. This is a one of a kind spot and a must-do while in Medellin. Visiting the plaza is free. There are a lot of tourists and I felt very safe but be sure to hold tight to your purse and your belongings. A great photo opp... 100 percent recommend... There is also a nearby... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Part of Medellin's transformation over the past 20 years includes a commitment to public art. This plaza has 23 statues donated by the Colombian sculptor Botero. Throughout the city, you'll see murals, sculptures and fountains. This plaza is one that is often photographed.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Plaza botero is a good place to admire the "las gordas" masterpieces. It's in the city center. However, they aren't any description or history about those sculpture. To understand more you have to go to the museum by the park.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautiful plaza with amazing Botero sculptures! Well worth visiting and people watching! A great place and very interesting!

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Anzegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very nice place , amazing artist !!! We enjoyed watching the people and the activity in the park. Go for lunch or dinner to La hacienda ( near the plaza Botero ) great food and nice place . Our hotel was in el poblado , quite far , some of the taxi's.didn't want to take us back during rush hour... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After having visited Botero's Museum in Bogota, we were delighted with his work, So my friends in Colombia recommended a visit to La plaza de Botero, or as the locals in Medellin call it, la Plaza de las Gordas. We were very much impressed with the public display of all that art. The works are colossal, obviously being a public... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was unexpectedly and pleasantly surprised to see and enjoy these beautiful sculptures on the Plaza. What better to way than to spend a day in the Plaza with people talking, eating and viewing these artistic treasures donated by sculptor and artist Fernando Botero to his hometown of Medellin. Botero also donated other art to the museum named in his... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I like Botero's voluminous works; they make me smile. This is a pretty plaza and great setting for them and a definite boost for the city from the artist.

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boynton beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The art work by Botero is amazing but the environment in the park has lots to desired. The day we visited, there were too many tourists and vendors

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