The Museo de Antioquia is one of the most popular art museums of Medellin Colombia. Located in Central Medellin next to the Plaza Botero and just a block from the Berrio Park Metro station on the A Line.
Especially for solo travelers I would recommend only visiting this neighborhood during daytime – it’s not the type of neighborhood you should be wandering around at night and be cautious even during the daytime as it’s a tourist area and that makes you a target for pickpockets. I had no problems and I consider it a very safe place during the daytime for a solo female traveler.
The museum contains numerous works by Colombian artist Fernando Botero who donated his works to the museum. Since visiting in December 2012 a new exhibit room opened which honors Botero and pays tribute to his son Pedrito. There are also several works by famous Colombian muralist Pedro Nel Gomez at Museo de Antioquia.
There is a small gift shop at the museum – one of the few places I was able to find post cards in Medellin. The restaurant is very good but a bit pricey if you are on a tight budget – the big plus especially for a solo traveler is that you can sit outside and watch the people wandering about Plaza Botero.
Address: Carrera 52 #52-43, Medellín
Phone Number: +574 251 36 36
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 5:30PM; Sunday 10AM – 4:30PM
Admission Cost (as of July 2015): COP 10,000 (~$3.80USD)
Tours: Free guided visits, every day at 2PM. Meeting point is the main entrance of the museum.
How to Get There: Metro: Berrío