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  • Address: Carrera 52 con Calle 52, Medellin, Colombia

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Plaza Botero Tours

You’ll see his art everywhere around Colombia: large women, round-faced children and wide-eyed animals. It’s the life work of Fernando Botero, the beloved Colombian artist famous in his home country and around the world.

A visit to Medellin, where Botero was born, provides the chance to see these works in larger-than-life surroundings. The appropriately named Botero Plaza, opened in 2002, is an outdoor park that forms an important cultural space in the city. It’s also close to other important museums, like the Museum of Antioquia with art from all over Latin America, and the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture, where exhibitions and concerts are held.

The 80,729 square feet (7,500 square meters) of Botero Plaza are home to 23 giant bronze sculptures (donated by Botero himself) within reach so that people can touch them—some people even climb on them! These sculptures, created using the lost wax method, are organized into five main types, focusing on body parts; relationships between men and women; animals; and mythic creatures like the sphinx. The sculptures tend to have short names that are direct and dynamic, like Woman with Fruit, The Hand, Man on Horseback, Maternity and Roman Soldier. 

The busy plaza is also a great place to try local foods, like obleas, empanadas and green mango cut in strips and served with salt and vinegar. It’s also a good place to browse for souvenirs and do some serious people-watching.

Practical Info

This plaza, located at Carrera 52 con Calle 52, Medellín, is easy to get to by metro. As in many other cities around the world, be careful with your belongings when visiting the plaza. Admission is free.

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Private Tour: Medellin City, Medellín, null
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Private Tour: Medellin City

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This tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places within Medellin. It doesn't matter if you are only visiting Medellin for a day. ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Full-Day Private Medellín City Tour, Medellín, City Tours
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Full-Day Private Medellín City Tour

This private full-day tour takes you to the most representative places in Medellin such as Pueblito Paisa, Botero Plaza, Barefoot Park, Park of Lights, ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Medellin Metro Tour, Medellín, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Medellin Metro Tour

This tour travels by Metro or Cable Metro and will let us make stops at certain locations that show the evolution of Medellin as a global city. Experience a ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Medellín Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour, Medellín, City Tours
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Medellín Combo City Tour Including Street Art and Food Tour

This comprehensive tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places within Medellín. It doesn't matter if you are here only for ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Medellín City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour, Medellín, City Tours
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Medellín City Tour Including Metro Cable and Food Tour

This comprehensive tour is designed for those who want to visit the most traditional places within Medellín even if you are only here for a day! Our ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Private Medellin City Tour, Medellín, Day Trips
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Private Medellin City Tour

Visit Medellin’s touristy icons on a fully narrated tour with a professional local guide and multiple departure times any day of the week.   Your bilingual ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars, Medellín, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

Experience the main hot spots of downtown Medellin during this 3-hour guided tour. Visit the old churches, learn the historical and artistic context of the ...  Read more

Location: Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable, Medellín, Half-day Tours
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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable

Feel the vibe as you walk in downtown ''El Centro'', be mesmerized with the elaborate street art in Comuna 13, and feel the giant Botero statues. Stunning ...  Read more

Location: Medellín, Colombia
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $59.00
Medellin City Tour Including Paragliding and Food Tasting, Medellín, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Medellin City Tour Including Paragliding and Food Tasting

This special opportunity allows you to comprehend the whole city and get tips from a local while saving time and money!

Location: Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.00
Medellin City Tour Including Zip Lines and Food Tasting, Medellín, City Tours
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Medellin City Tour Including Zip Lines and Food Tasting

This special opportunity allows you to comprehend the whole city and get tips from a local while saving time and money. Check out Medellin from every angle: ...  Read more

Location: Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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