Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, Bogota: Hours, Address, Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great little museum containing works of renowned Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
10,364 reviews
Excellent
7,775
Very good
2,278
Average
280
Poor
27
Terrible
4

Lily M
New York City, NY146 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
It’s such an amazing museum. You can not and should not miss it. It’s small so you don’t need too much time for it.

I got the audio guide as I usually do if museum have it. I am happy that I got the audio guide however it’s a bit annoying to work with. You needed to find the gallery and the picture and then listen to it (no art number) and it was jumping to the bringing (gallery 1) all the time and the touch screen wasn’t smooth enough to navigate back to the correct gallery. That’s the only reason I didn’t give this amazing little museum the full 5 star.

I wasn’t very familiar with botero’s work and I find it so humorous and I just loved it. A must do.
Written December 28, 2021
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KC
14 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Beautifully kept, well laid out, helpful staff... And the Botero artwork was stunning. I also loved the fact that there were other works by prominent contemporary artists. There was no brochure or guide but there was a lady who offered to explain anything if needed. I highly recommend this museum.
Written March 16, 2022
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Roger M
Allen Park, MI201 contributions
Jan 2020
The Boterors collection is a hoot. What looks like a collection of portraits of fat naked people is explained by the artist as "not fat...it's all about volume!" Everyone enjoys viewing the art, even the museum guards, who are amused at the patrons mugging for selfies and group shots of this fantastic art.

Here's the bonus. There is a series of galleries across from the Boteros rooms that contains paintings and sculptures from Boteros' private collection. If you know art, I assure you you every modern artist you ever heard of is represented in these galleries. Millions of dollars of PPicasso, Manet, Delocroix, Ernst, Braque, Chagall--the list goes on.
Written January 25, 2020
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,022 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We are so fortunate to get free entry to this museum. There are multiple artists sculpture and paintings located in these galleries. Of course Botero is the most popular. We walked around through the galleries. There is security everywhere watching you closely. The building and gardens are beautifully maintained. There are restrooms onsite but has no toilet seats. There is a beautiful gold cross at the lower level which you have to see. In this area photography is not allowed.
Written January 13, 2022
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,630 contributions
Jan 2022
This was my favorite museum of Bogotá. There are a lot of good important pieces and not just from Botero, you can find pieces form other good artists too. Also, the complex is just spectacular and well kept. The buildings are well preserved.
Written January 6, 2022
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Eliane s
New York City, NY85 contributions
Dec 2019
The whole museum is dedicated to Botero a local Colombian artist with a very distinct style. The pictures are beautiful and very colorful. The large figures are full of life. The museum is housed in a beautiful house with garden. The museum is a walking distance from the gold museum and Candelaria and the walk between them was safe and interesting.
Written March 22, 2020
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Lia H
Bogota, Colombia982 contributions
Feb 2020
The museum is well situated in La Candelaria, free admission, and there was an audio guide to help you get around. The museum has not only pieces by Fernando Botero himself but pieces from his private collection as well including artists like Picasso, Chagall, Klimt, Miro, etc... Great collection well organized! Pretty gift shop inside, cafeteria, restrooms..... Dont miss it
Written February 10, 2020
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WorldTvlerParker_CO
Parker, CO849 contributions
Jan 2020
We stopped here as part of the free walking tour, and our guide explained how the artist approached his paintings...which made a huge difference in how we viewed his paintings. We went back later to see the rest of his work. You will enjoy it more if you learn about his idiosyncrasies!
Written January 18, 2020
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819andreay
Boca Raton, FL136 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Wonderful museum with plenty of art. Walk your way through 2 floors filled with Botero’s and more. First floor is dedicated to Botero and his amazing work. 2nd floor houses his unique sculptures and other artists Picasso, Dali and more.
Written April 24, 2022
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Mjaet360
31 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I would definitely recommend walking around this museum. It’s free and the building/grounds are pretty. Since it’s a small museum it’s good for a quick visit and the Botero paintings are always fun to see. The area has other museums so easily could be a half day activity and then grab lunch or dinner in the old city.
Written January 2, 2020
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