Plaza Botero is located in the central neighborhood of La Candelaria in Medellin Colombia – between the Museum of Antioquia and the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture.
During the daytime the plaza is filled with tourists posing with and rubbing their hands over the large-scale bronze statues by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero.
Botero donated the 23 sculptures to the museum in 2002. His signature style depicts people and animals in large, exaggerated size.
During one of my visits to the Plaza Botero I wandered around the neighborhood a little (advisable during daytime only) and then I ate lunch at the restaurant at the Museum of Antioquia across the plaza, sitting outside and enjoying the people watching.
A great way to spend a morning is to visit the Plaza Botero and the Museum of Antioquia, have lunch at the museum restaurant and then pay a visit to the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture on the other side of Plaza Botero.
Plaza Botero is a magnificent outdoor art gallery in the heart of the city of Medellin Colombia.
Address: Carrera 52 (corner Calle 52)
Admission Cost (as of July 2015): FREE
How to Get There: Metro: Berrío