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Plaza Botero

Medellin, Colombia
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Ranked #11 of 40 attractions in Medellin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Botero statues are gorgeous. However, this is one of the more touristy areas so watch your wallet. As well, the area is a major area for prostitutes, so there are quite a few dodgy characters around. I checked into a hotel overlooking the plaza to take some amazing photos, and I can tell you that the neighborhood becomes very... More

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Rennes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The plaza is really cool, and worth visiting to see the statues and people watch - but be careful; even though it's the centre and one of the main tourist areas, it's full of dodgy characters, and is just two minutes away from the red light district.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice place to visit...popular attraction it's a most to visit and near the Museo de Antioquia with more Botero art work

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is so pretty, full of art. But is better go there during the day. There are lot of people everywhere and by night is kind of dangerous. Go there early

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The sculptures of Botero are wonderful but the humanity in the park make for a wonderful time just taking it in. Have a cafe or cerveza at a restaurant overlooking the park and relax.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't think these are his real artwork, but probably recreations of his paintings and statues. I can't imagine over 20 of his real statues put on display for people to touch and climb on. And because so many people have touched the statues, the oils from peoples hands are discoloring the finish on these statues. But this is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Plaza Botero is a great venue in Medellin. The Botero museum is wonderful and very well presented. I do recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The botero plaza was pretty cool. Before going on my trip, I couldnt figure out why there were not very many photos of Medellin. After visiting the botero plaza, I now know why. There are so many people in this plaza. Locals, vendors, and tourists. You have to be a crazy person to bring a camera to the plaza. It... More

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Spend some time here- this is the heart and soul of the city. If you find a nice spot in one of the cafe's on the southern end of the plaza around 4 pm you can watch the entire city pass by in the next two hours. Peoplewatching at it's best, not to mention the joy of the Botero sculptures.

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hay que tener cuidado al andar por allí. Los ladrones están muy muy pendientes de sus cosas. Be very careful when going there. Thieves, pickpockets and you know, hookers are very very aware of your stuff.

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