Medellín Sights

Museo de Antioquia and Plaza Botero

  • Carrera 52 No. 52–43 Map It
  • Medellín
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's Review

The Antioquia Museum contains a collection of 188 paintings and sculptures by native son Fernando Botero. Known for depicting people and objects with a distinctive "thickness," Botero donated part of his personal collection to the museum (the bulk of his gift went to Bogotá). The plaza out front completes the Botero circle, with 23 sculptures dotted between trees, benches filled with chatting locals, and two fountains designed by the artist as well. The museum also offers a grand overview of Colombian art, with salons dedicated to pre-Hispanic, colonial, Republican, and contemporary art. There are free tours in Spanish daily, which take in both the museum and the works in the plaza. English-speaking guides are available, but tours have to be organized at least two days in advance.

Sight Information

Address:

Carrera 52 No. 52–43, Medellín, Antioquia, 050010, Colombia

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Phone:

4-251–3636

Sight Details:

  • 18,000 pesos

Published 03/16/2017

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