In the heart of the city's old town, Plaza Botero pays tribute to the famed works of Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero. Nestled between the palace of culture and the local museum, the verdant square serves as a hub of city activity. Wander among the numerous bronze statues by Botero and you'll get a solid understanding of the artist's famed style: his trademark sculptures feature chubby figures, both human and animal, with exaggerated, balloon-like proportions. Try striking a pose of your own in front of one of the 23 popular works on display here, or grab an ice cream and park bench to watch the crowds go by. Put Plaza Botero and other Medellin attractions into our Medellin trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours To Plaza Botero
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Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Plaza Botero Reviews
Unbelievable !!! This is the highlight of our trip to Colombia!!! Loved it so much we went there twice during our stay in Medelin!!! U will be under the Botero genius charm ... Of course u have also..... more »
Strolling the grounds of this outdoor art gallery was amazing as well as his style of "Gorda" sculptures. I love the fact that the artist donated his work under the condition that it would be placed..... more »
Absolutely loved it. Fantastic and magical place. Best time of day to visit is the golden hour, which is the time we photographers refer to as half hour before and after sunset. You just cannot come to Medellin and not visit this plaza at least once. It's amazing. Take your camera and spend the time wisely shooting all the art in the most amazing light. The only thing I regret is not taking my drone with me as an aerial video and pano pics would have been just awesome. Oh well, next time...
A wonderful place to experience the real Medellin. Lots of locals to chat with & cheap but nice souvenirs to buy. The botero sculptures were interesting too. A lot of inexpensive food in the area. Don't miss visiting this park.
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