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Plaza Botero

Medellin, Colombia
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Ranked #12 of 50 Attractions in Medellin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very very crowded with locals, tourists and vendors. The problem was that local vendors, even on foot, approach you constantly and invade your personal space. Not a relaxing walk around the park to explore or take pictures.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This plaza should be on your list. It is wide open and always had a good mix of vendors, families and art lovers when I passed through. The atmosphere and energy in the plaza were always positive. Plan on at least an hour to take in the Reubenesque statues.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an amazing collection of Botero's sculptures. It is a MUST. But don't go after 5pm, it is located in an edgy part of town, so just make your visit in the morning. Enjoy it!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I enjoyed looking at the many sculptures by Fernando Botero which are scattered around the Park. They are oddly very Colombian. It was always crowded when I visited and a seat in a shaded park bench was difficult to get. You get a feel for the heart of Medellin in this park. No visit to Medellin is complete without a... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is one of the iconic places of Medellin. You simply can't say you have been to Medellin unless you visit the famous plaza Botero. Botero is possibly the most famous of Colombia's artists and I think his statues can be enjoyed by almost everyone from kids to art aficionados. This is a major tourist attraction, so be prepared for... More

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Canada
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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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