No reviews, be the first!

  • Address: Medellin, Colombia

Medellín ATTRACTIONS See all

San Antonio Plaza Tours

This immense plaza was inaugurated in 1994 as a recreational and cultural center in Medellin. The plaza has a landscaped park, is home to the beautiful San Antonio Church (located at the southwest corner of the plaza) and offers free concerts in a crescent-shaped amphitheater. 

This plaza’s claim to fame is one of Fernando Botero’s bronze sculptures. Botero, a Colombian artist born in Medellin, is the creator of oversized sculptures that have become world famous. 

Botero’s Bird of Peace (Pajaro de Paz) statue located in the San Antonio Plaza was destroyed by a bomb in 1995, allegedly due to FARC activity. The bomb not only destroyed the statue but also killed innocent people nearby. Several years later, Botero placed an identical sculpture beside the original one, which has become a symbol of peace as well as a memorial to those who died in the bombing. 

The plaza’s park comes to life on the weekends; an entertaining activity is to sit on a bench in the shade and people-watch. There are also outdoor restaurants and vendors selling food on the streets.

Practical Info

The plaza is located between Calle Maturín and Calle San Juan and Carrera Oriental, only a few short blocks from El Centro metro station. As in other large cities around the world, keep an eye on your belongings when you visit the area.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín, Medellín, null

Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Get to know Fernando Botero, one of Colombia's most famous artists, on a 3-hour art tour of Medellín. Visit the Museum of Antioquia, home of one of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message