Museos del Banco de la República

Museos del Banco de la República

Museos del Banco de la República
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
About
Great little museum containing works of renowned Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travelers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Top ways to experience Museos del Banco de la República
The area
Address
Neighborhood: La Candelaria
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • Pax Tour
    Connecticut32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Lovely gallery and patio gardens
    Again this is a must to appreciate art and coins of Colombian treasure. Learn to appreciate Boltero’s fascination with “VOLUME” ( no, not fat..) subjects. Use y your “fun” side of the brain and chuckle at the voluptuous side of life!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Ron S
    New York City, New York5,711 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museo Botero
    Terrific museum. Lots of Botero's paintings, sculptures, etchings, plus his private collection featuring Picasso, Leger, Soutine, Ernst, Beckmann, Chagall, Van Dongen, Dali, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Villard, Pissarro, Caillebotte. The museum is connected to Museo de Arte and Casa de Moneda. They have a good cafeteria in the inner yard. Admission is free.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 22, 2023
  • John L
    San Luis Obispo, California42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bogota, I’d Go Back
    Bogota is a big, cosmopolitan city with all the rough edges you’d expect. We stayed in a very upscale neighborhood Zona G but roamed all over in some not-so-savory neighborhoods. A bustling, fascinating city to explore on foot. Many colorful plazas and parks and Colonial architecture. Never a hint of danger. But certain neighborhoods are best not visited on foot at night. Uber was cheap and prevalent and indispensable. The Botero Museum is a must-see. Also the Paloquemao market is enormous and a real experience. Get there early to catch the flower market in full bloom. Gold Museum was interesting and the plaza outside was lively. Bagatelle is a chain, but the coffee was excellent and the baked goods also good. A nice place for breakfast and reasonable. Not so reasonably priced, but worth a splurge is Osk Cocina Nikkei. Very lively, very very good food. But expect to pay for a fun evening with great Asian food if that appeals. Next door is La Brasserie. Also good, but pricey. Street food in the Paloquemao Market is varied, very Colombian, good and reasonably priced. Just exercise common sense as you would in any Third World city. Bogota is at 8,660 feet altitude. Acclimate before you go charging all over the city. Enjoy.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 7, 2023
  • TravelerTrecker
    832 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class museum...
    World class museum... The museum is phenomenal. It is located at the La Candelaria, which is the historic center of Bogota. It is walking distance from Bolivar square, the palace of justice, the parliament, and the house of Narino. It is a very safe area of Bogota. Entrance is always free. It closes on Tuesdays. The museum opens at 900 am and closes at 700 pm. The exhibits are excellent! The include the Botero collection with the Cat, Pedrito, still life with ice cream :), etc. A collection of universal art with painting by Picasso, Soutin, Pisarro, Chagall, Bonnard, etc. There is a beautiful collection of colonial art. The collection of coins and bills tells the history of the country from a different and very interesting financial perspective. The most impressive exhibit is one that most people miss, the monstrance, the lettuce and its companions. They are beautiful, simply spectacular. You may spend the whole afternoon at the museum. It is exciting!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 19, 2024
  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,937 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    A must visit if you're in Bogota. A fantastic collection of Botero's painting and sculptures, but also works by many other renowned artists such as Picasso, Degas and Klimt, all housed in a lovely historic building. What's more it is completely free!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
  • jose s
    104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great paintings and interesting stories.
    Very beautiful paintings and different arts with bronze, metal, aluminum and others. The complex have 2 floors. Is free. In addition inside of the museum is another with the history of coins and dollars. Unfortunately the store to buy souvenirs was closed.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 14, 2024
  • FlyGirl
    Denver, Colorado49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very pleasant surprise!
    A local friend suggested to spend a Sunday at this museum. At first I did not expect much, but just wanted to spend some time in her company, but was pleasantly surprised at the variety of artwork at a relatively small place. As the name suggests, there was a good number of Boteros, but have there are other modern artists as well. The architecture is charming and the building well-maintained. We had a late lunch at the restaurant with a mediterranean flair. We split an hors d'oeuvre which was absolutely delicious! (Or maybe because I was very hungry from all that walking around)! :)
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 15, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles10,498 reviews
Excellent
7,889
Very good
2,297
Average
281
Poor
28
Terrible
3

Lia H
Bogota, Colombia1,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mjaet360
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jzakelj
Saint Paul, MN30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We spent a memorable hour and a half in the Botero Museum and the two adjoining museums. The Botero paintings and sculptures are gorgeous and fascinating and the collections of other great 20th century artists are impressive. And it was all free with no wait!
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Carlos Zárate
Santiago, Chile2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Columbian painter Fernando Botero donated all his art collection to the Colombian state. Now art lovers can enjoy such a collection in the space designed by bank of the la republica. It's very enjoyable because on a single visit you can appreciate the painter works and to conception the artist has about the art itself. it's a milestone visit with youngsters and people who love art
Written February 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Danielito
Mexico City, Mexico237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice place. Free. Very good art. We went for the Botero’s however and they only have a fraction of the museum dedicated to him. But that apart the quality of the works displayed are top notch. Some pictures below and a collage I did of all those (you’re welcome)
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MDD
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was not anticipating this being such an amazing museum but it’s exquisite. It’s small and the open plan of the building makes for perfect viewing of Botero’s art as well as his personal connection.

I would recommend this as the best museum I visited in Bogota. I am
So glad I did not miss it.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

cahn325
Hong Kong9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great collection of Botero's work (bigger collection in Medellin). Museum is free to access to the public, which I always think says a lot about the city/ museum and its cultural significance. Definitely recommend a visit- not a huge museum so very manageable.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I'm a big admirer of Fernando Botero's sculptures and paintings, particularly the former. This is Botero's personal collection which also contains a number of works by Picasso and other modern art masters but really you come for Botero. It's in a beautiful restored Villa so his larger sculptures are not present. The gigantic hand is about the biggest and is wonderful. Is painting doesn't get as much attention Ashish sculpture but here you can see it in it's full glory and humor. Don't miss is Mona Lisa which started his world wide game. Nice gift shop and cafe in the back outside. Best of all, those of you 65 and older enter for free.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Drew L
Salem, Oregon, United States72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Don’t miss these wonderful museums on Calle 11. Intimate places. Botero Museum has the feel of a personal art gallery, replete with works by Picasso, Chagall, and Gauguin. Botero’s style is unique and it’s hard not to smile at many of his pieces.
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MinThin
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Be sure to start the tour I’m heading to the modern art museum, next-door, and getting in our you guide on the gift shop. It cost 20,000 pesos and had options in Spanish, English, and one other language. I found it really insightful. Overall, I didn’t really get Botero, and the audio guide didn’t really help me access what is special about his work. But it did really help me with other aspects of the collection, and open my eyes to new ways of appreciating art.
Written January 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 3,064
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Museos del Banco de la República - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Bogota HotelsBogota Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Bogota
All things to do in Bogota
Day Trips in Bogota
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars