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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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If you've never seen Botero sculptures it's worth the trip. Museum gift shop had great items too. Plaza has lots of vendors for shopping.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is absolutely beautiful. Located just outside the Parque Berrio metro station, this plaza is full of wonderful statues sculpted by Fernando Botero, Colombia's proud artist. The plaza is very open and I did not feel like I was in danger at all. There are many street vendors and the atmosphere is very lively. I've been back quite a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great plaza with lots of Botero sculptures dotted about. It's easy to get to on the Metro if you get off at Parque Berrio Station. Have a wander around and then go to the Museum on the square which has lots of other Botero works and other artists too. Afterwards you can walk down the pedestrian street (Carabobo) that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Over 20 of Botero's sculptures. Powerful and impressing. Try to get there early (before 10AM) to avoid the crowds. It will give you ample time to appreciate each an every one of Botero's work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you've never seen Botero sculptures it's worth the trip. Museum gift shop had great items too. Plaza has lots of vendors for shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday...mostly tourists and locals. The statuary itself is worth the visit but the people viewing is also excellent. Local vendors of souvenirs and eats are on the streets and in the plaza area. There's a wonderful gift shop on the front side of the Museum, facing the Plaza. Adjacent to the gift shop if a fine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice to walk around, we have some great pics. Good place to park your bum and people watch too. The art is quite large and we were told a fair bit about Botero on a walking tour we had done so was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Botero, probably the worlds richest living artist, has gifted some of his stunning works to Medellin, his hometown. They make an incredible open-air museum and have lifted the city from its previous gloom. It is worth coming to Medellin just to see his giant sculptures exhibited on Plaza Botero.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I'm certain most travelers/tourists coming to Medellín will see find themselves in this plaza at some point in your trip. Located in El Centro it's definitely worth the metro ride. I suggest taking the Real City Walking Tour prior to give you a better understanding of the art displayed. Gives you insight on the "proportions" and the tour is free.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is a good place to meet. The sculptures are very nice. People around is very nice and friendly. There are street shows that will make you have a good time and you'll laugh a lot! Recommended 100%

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stunning Botero sculptures blend in with a myriad of hawkers, tourists and a notable presence of shadier elements. The Museo de Antioquia on once side of the Plaza (10,000 pesos for foreigners) contains a not to be missed mixed collection of Botero paintings and sculptures, as well as pieces by other artists, including Picasso.

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Address: Address: Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: 574-251-3635
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin

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