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Address: Medellin, Colombia
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The Botero sculptures are amazing and quite unique spread around the plaza. Be prepared for vendors to approach selling refreshments, hats, and toys. A pleasant decline is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Botero Plaza is located in El Centro which is the downtown area. The area is very crowded and is a very busy place either walking or driving thru the area. The sculptures are very nice but the area is full of people trying to sale you something and you have to be careful where you go since you can end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful paintings and ornaments, all showing some piece of history in one way or the other. Unique way of presentation.

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Batavia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Botero sculptures are amazing and quite unique spread around the plaza. Be prepared for vendors to approach selling refreshments, hats, and toys. A pleasant decline is enough to send them on, but there are quite a few of them! Enjoy the colorful architecture of the art and cultural museum in the plaza. On the far side of the plaza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It's interesting to appreciate the details in Botero's sculptures. This park is sorrounded with popular people making shows that demonstrate their talent. You can take good pictures.

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Chitre, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fernando Botero depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America. he came to national prominence when he won the first prize at an art showing in 1958. He received the International Sculpture Center's Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2012. Fernando Botero is Medellin's most famous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Another must visit in Medellin, Botero plaza feels like an outdoors museum. You'll get to see a huge collection of Botero sculptures, and walk around the park buying souvenirs. Having the Antioquia Museum right next to it makes this is recommended stop in your Medellin Visit. Visit early.

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Retiro, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Located next to Parque Berrío and Antioquia Museum, Botero Plaza in the city center sports 23 massive sculptures donated by the local master Fernando Botero representing the only outdoor museum in the city. The area is bustling, convivial and historic. But, as the friendly local police (ubiquitous in this zone) will tell you, keep your electronics low key and out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fernando Botero is an artist who believes in the concept "bigger than life." His statues of people animals, whatever are enormous. Visiting this park is a fun sort of thing to do on a weekend afternoon. The vendors in the park are also an interesting group to people-watch. As always, pay attention as there are pick-pockets lurking about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had a great time walking around the plaza, taking pictures of the neat funny looking sculptures, shopping, people watching, absorbing some of Colombia's colorful-lively culture and enjoying its food and flare. Overall fun time, feels safe but just watch out for thieves!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

In this Plaza there is a museum that displays artistic work of paintings/statues of heavily statured people that you might find interesting. This whole plaza is full of vendors selling all types of trinkets , souvenirs and of course impulse food snacks .There are a many restaurants that are well situated right next to a huge clothing commerce section that... More 

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