Tour code: 5549BOTERO
Discover the life and works of one of Colombia's best-known artists, Fernando Botero, on a 3-hour guided tour through Medellín. Explore the Museum of Antioquia, where more than 100 of Botero's paintings are on display, and visit the Plaza de las Esculturas, home to over 20 Botero statues. A highlight of this art tour is Botero's Pájaro de Paz statue, which was destroyed by a bomb and later replaced with an exact Botero replica. The remnants of the original and the newer version now stand side by side.

Highlights

  • Fernando Botero art tour in Medellín
  • Visit the Museum of Antioquia, home of the world's largest collection of Botero artwork
  • See the Plaza de las Esculturas, a square displaying more than 20 Botero statues
  • Visit the Parque San Antonio, home of the famous Pájaro de Paz sculpture
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín

Fernando Botero Art Tour of Medellin

Join a sightseeing tour that examines the paintings and sculptures of one of South America's most celebrated artists. First, visit the Museum of Antioquia, which houses one of the largest collections of Botero paintings in the world. Discover the unique style of Fernando Botero, whose work is known for its unusual inflation and disproportion of body parts. His exaggeration of human and animal figures is intended to inspire humor, irony and criticism. Tour through the museum with your guide and be amazed at the collection of 108 Botero paintings, as well as other pieces of work on exhibition.

After visiting the museum, take to the streets of Medellín and continue your guided art tour. The city is covered with more than 90 Botero sculptures, estimated to be worth more than USD $120 million. Visit the Plaza de las Esculturas and the Parque Berrio, where Botero avidly donated a handful of sculptures on the condition that they were to be placed outside where people could see and touch them.

Continue on to Parque San Antonio and see the Pájaro de Paz (Bird of Peace) sculpture that was ironically blown up by a suspected FARC bomb in 1995, killing a dozen innocent civilians. Defiantly, Botero created an identical sculpture and placed it alongside the original.

Customer Reviews

Agnes M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent guide of great knowledge. Very enjoyable tour.

LUIS A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

The tour was very interesting, especially enjoyed Plaza Botero where many of Botero's sculputure are. Museo de Antioquia is very worth the visit and you can enjoy more of Botero's work.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Fun, informational tour! It was small-group too which gave it a more personal touch. Guide was knowledgeable which made it worth the money spent! I learned a lot more than I could have by just seeing the sights on my own.

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Fernando Botero, arguably one of South America's best artists, has a heavy influence on the city of Medellin. Traveling to Medellin, I wanted to learn more about Botero, his life and his work. This tour was exactly that - small-group, personalized and with a very knowledgeable guide. The museum is well worth the visit and consists of three floors full of artwork. Overall, a great and relaxing day out.
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