Plaza Botero – Outdoor Museum of Fernando Botero’s Bronze Sculptures

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.

 

Tourists enjoying Plaza Botero in La Candelaria neighborhood of Medellin Colombia

Tourists enjoying Plaza Botero

 

Pensamiento (The Thought) bronze sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero

Pensamiento (The Thought) bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero

 

During daytime hours 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.

 

Plaza Botero - Cabezo (Head) 1999 bronze by Fernando Botero

Plaza Botero – Cabezo (Head) 1999 bronze

 

In 2002 Botero donated the 23 sculptures to the museum. Notice his signature style which depicts people and animals in large, exaggerated size.

 

Plaza Botero - woman with mirror - Fernando Botero sculpture

Plaza Botero – woman with mirror

 

During one of my visits to the Plaza Botero I wandered around the neighborhood a little, advisable during daytime only. Afterwards I ate lunch at the restaurant at the Museum of Antioquia across the plaza, sitting outside and enjoying the people watching.

 

Enjoying the people watching at Plaza Botero

People watching at Plaza Botero

 

View of Plaza Botero from the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture in central Medellin Colombia

View of Plaza Botero from the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture

 

A great way to spend a morning is to visit the Plaza Botero and the Museum of Antioquia. Next, enjoy lunch at the museum restaurant. Follow up with a visit to the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture on the other side of Plaza Botero.

You will find Plaza Botero is a magnificent outdoor art gallery in the heart of the city of Medellin Colombia – one of my favorite cities in the world.

 


Plaza Botero visitor information

Address: Carrera 52 (corner Calle 52)
Admission Cost (as of March 2018): FREE
How to Get There: Metro: Berrío


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Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. Read all about Susan » You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter or Instagram

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