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Address: Medellin, Colombia
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Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín

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A must see in Medellin

A great place to wander around for part of an afternoon. It is fascinating to see 23 of Botero's sculptures in a park, right next to several museums and cultural centers, somehow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

They are truly impressive! There are a lot of people always, but it is a must see, the plaza and the museum. Go early, it takes at least 2 hours to see the museum. And stop at the shop, they have really nice stuff and at a good price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

the square is very crowded. we walked up there and saw a few statues by Fernando Botero. Their size and round shape are very attractive. Visiting that area is very nice.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Whenever in Medellín we never fail to visit the Plaza Botero to marvel at the wonderfully large sculptures and the people interacting with them. The Museo de Antioquia on the plaza is also a must for its collection, especially paintings by Botero

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Of course when going to Medellin it's vital to check out some Botero! The sculptures and architecture around the area is worth it, but just beware of lots of people! We had no problems, as there was a heavy police presence, but watch your things and watch your back - it's an area where a lot of people congregate, some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This plaza provides a sense of what Medellin is: an energetic, busy, working city, with a great artistic heritage. A great place to soak up the best of what is Medellin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great place to wander around for part of an afternoon. It is fascinating to see 23 of Botero's sculptures in a park, right next to several museums and cultural centers, somehow right in the middle of the chaos that is El Centro. We ate at the slightly pricey Cafe Botero on the eastern edge of the park, which although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Medellin, you must come down and see the park full of big, fat bronze statues by Botero. Right in the middle of town, close to the Hotel Nutibara and right under the Parque Berrio metro station, so easy to access, and completely free! Not only are you in the area for a tour around the park... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

An example of the infatuation of Botero with things that are fat. I took several pictures. Botero thought of fat as sensual and many of his sculptures represented this. One could laugh at this but after viewing these and his painting in his museum I could very well "feel" the sensuality of some of his paintings. I think I have... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One really should visit this Plaza to see the bronze art by Botero. It is in the center of town and easy walking distance to a number of other Plaza's to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came through here on a Real City Tour and enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. Wouldn't enjoy being here late at night or on my own, but in the day it's teeming with friendly people and cheeky traders. The sculpture here is really distinctive and the characters depicted are very varied and sly. There's also a nice backdrop of unusual Flemish... More 

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