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Plaza Botero

Medellin, Colombia
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Ranked #13 of 51 Attractions in Medellin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great plaza to hang out in and observe everyday Colombian life. Plenty of interesting statues to admire and attractive buildings. The whole area around seems to be closed to traffic which makes it all the more enjoyable.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

statues by Botero abound in this fun and people packed plaza. a must see in Medellin, easy to find by either walking alone or by taking a walking or bus tour.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are many beautiful sights to see around Plaza Botero. There are street vendors and the architecture is lovely. There are many large Botero sculptures. The area is relatively safe in the day, but standard precaution should be taken. Interesting Note: When you look at the Botero sculptures, notice the spots where the paint is rubbed off.. :-)

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We past through this park on the free walking tour of the city, its good if you are into art and sculptures. Like anywhere in the world have common sense about your belongings

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a resident of Medellin I enjoy the occasional trip to the downtown. It is where the majority of "locals" shop and hang out on a regular basis. In Plaza Botero you will find many examples of the Artist Botero's sculptures and it is adjacent to other open Plazas where bargains and local artisans can be found especially on the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've always been a fan of Botero's work and I try to stop by every time I'm in Medellin. La Famosa Gorda is a must see when visiting the city of Eternal Spring. You have nothing to worry about in the day time as there is enough police around to keep you and the rest of the tourists safe from... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The square is filled with sculptures of famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero, all fat animals and figures are very attractive for visitors of foreign countries, but be aware of pick pockets in crowded area.

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Even though I like Fernando Botero's work, Plaza Botero is located in a very ugly area of the city. Lots of thieves, which makes you be very careful and not able to enjoy this place. In addition to this, there are just a few sculptures to see, so in my opinion, it's not worth to go there just to see... More

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porto alegre, brasil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On the way to the Antioquia Museum, enjoy the big bronze statues in Plaza Botero: this figures, including Adam and Eva , are fantastic ! Do not miss !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I just love Botero and his wonderful sense of humor. This is such a great opportunity to see a lot of his work in one place, be able touch it, and take as many photos as you want. It is also a place where you see as many locals hanging out on benches as tourists visiting. You just have to... More

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