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Plaza Botero

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Address: Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: 574-251-3635
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Stunning sculpture exhibit

In the heart of Medellin lies the wonderful Plaza Botero. Huge and familiar sculptures throughout this large square which is full of people of all ages admiring the art. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the heart of Medellin lies the wonderful Plaza Botero. Huge and familiar sculptures throughout this large square which is full of people of all ages admiring the art. There are also many sellers of tourist items including panama hats and colorful local fabric. One one side of the square is the beautiful art deco building that houses a great... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fun lively plaza full of Botero's statues. Enjoy the wonderful street art and the people watching. Close to the Merto station Parke Berio if you are reducing your walking in the streets.

Thank Charles S
Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are 23 sculptures by Botero in this downtown park. All amazing! There were lots of people there taking selfies in front of the sculptures, and a very lively street scene.

Thank Rosecj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK, if you like Botero this is for you. If you don't (like us), walk quickly by and hope that the next museum or square you visit won't be quite so awash with works by Colombia's favourite artist (chances are low). To be fair though the square with its chubby bronze inhabitants is a sign of Colombia's new civic pride... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a whole bunch of Botero statues distributed all over the place. However, the place is extremely crowded with street vendors, who lie their stuff on the statues and chase you to try to sell their goods, making you uncomfortable and at times, unsafe. It is a good idea to keep your visit short and enter the much more... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not nice to go and read a book :) Always crowded, always bustling, always feel a litte insecure and always with Botero. Visit any time, keep your belongings tight enjoy Botero's dispropotioned figures. The cafe next to Museo de Antioquia's entrance is really good. You can sit there and watch the people from a safe distance if you dont... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wander the park and you'll see where Botero got his inspiration. Medellin is filled with curvaceousness. The area around the park is very sketchy especially as the night draws close. Leave by 5 and you'll be fine. Don't forget to include the locals discreetly in your photos for some great color.

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Tampico, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard downtown medellin isn't so safe late afternoon... So we hop into a bus to get here around 10ish.... It's a fun place to go, take pictures and buy the ocasional souvenir....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the 300 metres from Hostal Antigoa to the square. The statues are amazing.We looked at each one thinking of people we know and scenes we could emulate. A lovely free attraction in a run down area of Medellin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the heart of the City of Medellin with all the Buzz of a vibrant city, one will find this attraction. Medellin's famous for these bronzes and rightly so. Enjoy!

Thank Ed J

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