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Museo de Antioquia

Sede Principal, Carrera 52, Medellin, Colombia
(57) (4) 251 36 36
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Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We limited our time to 3 hours and found that this was just right for us. Lovely building with excellent South American artists.

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Weston, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

A great way to spend a day learning about modern art, colombian history and of course Botero. The art work is well spaced and explained with clarity ala British Museum or Metropolitan in New York. Outside the museum there are several beautiful Botero figures which, after visiting the inside you understand even better their raison d'etre...Great place to visit

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Silkeborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Beautiful museum, in a beautiful building - their Botero selection is awesome - makes the rest seem a bit boring. And after the visit you can enjoy the big sculptures in the park just outside.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Maybe because I do not speak Spanish or understand art history of Medellin, however, almost nothing was in English and I could not understand what "art" was in some of the rooms. The building itself is impressive, cool, and with WI-FI and clean bathrooms. The Botero paintings were magnificent if you appreciate his work. Cafe on bottom floor was good.... More

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Stuart, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One of the best exhibits of Ferdinand Botero's incredible work. Don't allow yourself to be satisfied by simply enjoying the incredible sculptures in the Plaza, come into the museum and check out his other works!

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Sydney, Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

the building itself is stunning, in art-deco style. around the plaza, the sculptures of botero are also fantastic. the paintings by botero are incredible, and the paintings of escobar give an insight into colombia's past. you can get here on one of the big bus tours, but it is also easily accessibe by train. medellin has an aweome train network,... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A really great museum with a large selection of Botero works , given by the artist himself and mostly well presented and well lighted . Completed with a nice museum store on the ground flor ; the museum is well located on the sculptures square , which holds 20 plus bronze statues by the same Botero . Could be improved... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The definitely worth the visit for the Botero and contemporary Colombian art exhibits. Located on Botero plaza where you can see many of his sculpts. It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This museum houses a great display of artworks by Fernando Botero (he was born in 1932 in Medellín), and also other remarkable works of contemporary (Colombian) artists. The building itself used to be Medellín´s city hall till 1988 and was built in the 1930´s. The square in front, renamed into "Plaza Botero", is home to some of Botero´s most known... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Located next to the plaza where 13 of Botero's sculptures are displayed this museum is a must. The museum houses permanent exhibits by Botero and some temporary international exhibits. The works of art are well displayed and give an overview of Botero's artistic work. From the museum there is a nice view of the Plaza.

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