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Plaza Botero Tours and Activities

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Plaza Botero
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.
Address: Carrera 52 con Calle 52, Medellin, Colombia
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Half day private Medellin city tour

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Half day private Medellin city tour

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Enhance your experience of Medellin—known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’—on a private, full-day custom tour of the beautiful city. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, devise an itinerary that includes only the sights you wish to see. Choose to visit Pueblito Paisa, a miniature replica of a typical Colombian village, and admire the disproportionate sculptures in Plaza Botero. Learn about the history of areas such as Comuna 13 and Parque de las Luces, and receive undivided attention from your guide throughout this private tour.  
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Discover Medellín

Discover Medellín

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This is the only tour in the City that takes you by bus, trolley (tranvia), Gondola and gives you the best walking tour of the historic downtown area. You will enjoy sweeping, incredible views of the entire city. You will walk in the dynamic, vibrant downtown area learning about its rich history and culture. You will visit neighborhoods that were once off limits to foreigners. You will witness first hand the incredible transformation that has occurred in Medellin. You will come to understand why the city was named the most innovative city in the world. This is the one tour you do not want to miss during your visit to Medellin. It is the most complete tour you can take of Medellin and at a fraction of the price other companies charge.
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  • 6 hours
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Medellin City Private Tour

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Medellin City Private Tour

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Get a personalized look at some of Medellín’s top attractions during this private sightseeing tour. Explore the downtown area using a mix of car, walking, metro, and aerial cable cars, then ascend to Pueblito Paisa—a replica of a colonial Colombian town—where you enjoy panoramic city views.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Full Day Private Medellin City Tour

Full Day Private Medellin City Tour

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Discover all that Medellín has to offer during this comprehensive 8-hour exploration of the city’s top sights. During the course of your full-day trip you’ll visit notable attractions including Botero Plaza, the nature reserve of Arví Park, a replica of a traditional Colombian village at ‘Pueblito Paisa’ (Little Town), Barefoot Park, the Park of Lights, Medellín’s innovative Metro, the Botanical Garden, the urban escalator in the former slum of Comuna 13 and the outlying areas of Sabaneta and Envigado. Your Medellín excursion also covers admission fees, all activities, a driver-guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Medellin City half day

Private Tour: Medellin City half day

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Explore the top sights in Medellín with the help of a private guide on this customizable 3-hour tour. Journey by private, air-conditioned vehicle to visit Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a typical Colombian village with amazing views. Then check out Barefoot Park (Parque de las Pies Descalzos) and Botero Plaza, where nearly a dozen statues by the famous artist reside. Your professional guide is more than willing to personalize your trip itinerary to fit your specific interests, so make sure to ask. Your private Medellín excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport, professional guide and a private vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
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Half day city tour including fruit tasting

Half day city tour including fruit tasting

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In this half day tour, you will visit the main attractives of the city including Botero plaza, graffitour at Comuna 13, cable car ride and fruit tasting
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  • 4 hours
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City Tour from Medellín

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City Tour from Medellín

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The tour can be done in private or in groups we offer a tour in a private way or a tour of groups either family members or colleagues with whom you want to experience this wonderful experience. We recommend: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, valuables to leave at the hotel, use sunscreen. Wearing dark glasses, our climate is tropical all year round. Be friendly with the environment, protect the architectural and cultural heritage, take guidance from the guide, punctual sea. Take into account that the vehicle must meet a route and travel through several hotels in the city, before starting the tour. Always carry your original identity documents. If you are going to make your payments with a credit card, show the documentation that certifies you as the cardholder.
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  • 4 hours
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Medellin City Tour Including Paragliding and Food Tasting

Medellin City Tour Including Paragliding and Food Tasting

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Combine a private sightseeing trip with a paragliding adventure during this flexible-length excursion in Medellín. Explore highlights of Colombia’s second-largest city including its downtown and nearby Pueblito Paisa, then soar like a bird above it all during a heart-pounding tandem paragliding flight from San Felix hillside. All food tastings and your paraglide flight are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Pablo Escobar, Pueblito Paisa and Medellin City Tour

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Private Pablo Escobar, Pueblito Paisa and Medellin City Tour

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Get a personalized look at Medellín’s most famous places and people during this 7-hour private sightseeing tour. Explore Medellin’s downtown and ascend to the Santo Domingo Savio Library by aerial cable car for panoramic city views. Then visit the colonial-style El Pueblito Paisa and take a mini excursion exploring the life of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable

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Private Half-Day Medellín Graffiti Tour Including Metrocable

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Celebrate Medellin’s creative culture on this half-day private sightseeing tour focusing on the city’s burgeoning graffiti and art scene. Explore the work of artist Fernando Botero by visiting his 23 sculptures in Botero Plaza, and admire the colorful artwork of the muralists in Medellin’s ‘Comuna 13’ neighborhood. You’ll also take a walking tour of the city’s historic downtown and enjoy a scenic cable car ride.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private City Tour in Medellin: An off-the-beaten-path Experience

Private City Tour in Medellin: An off-the-beaten-path Experience

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This comprehensive city tour gives you a taste of art, architecture, history, and gastronomy. Check out 23 full-size sculptures by talented artist Fernando Botero. Admire the neo-Gothic architecture of the Cultural Palace, step into the past at Salon Málaga, ride a cable car above the city, and taste exotic fruits in a traditional market. End your tour by learning about Colombia’s armed conflict at the House of Memory Museum.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

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Medellín City Comuna 13 and Arvi Park Full Day Private Tour

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Medellín’s colorful neighborhoods, public art, and eclectic architecture draw crowds from all over the world. See the sights that give the city its distinct culture in a short amount of time while avoiding the hassle of traffic and large groups on this private excursion around the city, with personalized insider commentary from your guide along the way.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Medellin City Tour with Plaza de Botero and Antioquia Museum

Medellin City Tour with Plaza de Botero and Antioquia Museum

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Meet Medellin, Colombia’s most intriguing and incredible city, on a comprehensive half- or full-day sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, wander through the colorful streets while learning about the controversial yet captivating history of the City of Eternal Spring. Discover the enthralling exhibitions of the Museum de Antioquia, home to the world’s largest collection of Fernando Botero paintings; and admire the towering sculptures of Parque de Bolivar. For a truly complete tour, choose the full-day option and enjoy a traditional lunch, a ride on the Metrocable gondola and visit significant sites like the Parque lleras and El Pueblito Paisa.
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  • 4 hours
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ATV Adventure Including Medellin City and Food Tour

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ATV Adventure Including Medellin City and Food Tour

Get the best of city and country in a single day on this private tour from Medellín. Cross major attractions off your sightseeing list before heading to the country for an all-terrain vehicle adventure with views of the city and mountains beyond. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your hotel for a seamless experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Private ATV Trek and Medellin City Tour

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Private ATV Trek and Medellin City Tour

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Sate your appetite for both culture and adventure with a private sightseeing tour and ATV trek from Medellin. Alongside a personal guide, you’ll begin by visiting iconic Medellin attractions like Plaza Botero, Pueblito Paisa and the Metrocable. Then, travel to a rural area on the outskirts of the city for an exhilarating ATV ride through jungle scenery and rural villages. On this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and enjoy lunch and round-trip transport free of charge.
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  • 6 hours
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Half-day cultural city tour in Medellin

Half-day cultural city tour in Medellin

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See the best of Medellin during this half-day private sightseeing tour. Visit key locations such as Botero Square, San Antonio Park, Pueblito Paisa, and Pueblito Paisa as you learn about the history of the city from your tour guide. Take a ride on the cable car and learn how it played a role in the city’s social transformation and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top.
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  • 4 hours
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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

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Medellin City Walking Tour plus Metro Cable Cars

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Tick off more of Medellin’s unique attractions in less time on a walking tour including Metrocable tickets. In a small group limited to 14, you’ll visit Plaza Botero, home to 23 gigantic, disproportionate sculptures designed by Fernando Botero, and admire the colonial churches and leafy squares of downtown Medellin. Plus, you’ll take the modern Metrocable to Santo Domingo Savio Library. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Private City Tour Combined with Pablo Escobar Tour

Private City Tour Combined with Pablo Escobar Tour

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Combine a comprehensive exploration of Medellín—ideal for first-timers or those with limited time in the city—with an insight into one of Colombia’s most notorious criminals, Pablo Escobar, during this private city tour. Don’t worry about waiting for other travelers; instead, enjoy the sights—like Comuna 13, the Medellín Metrocable, and Plaza Botero in downtown Medellín—at your own pace.
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  • 6 hours
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Medellín Museums Tour

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Medellín Museums Tour

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Delve into Medellin’s rich cultural heritage on a half-day tour of the city’s best museums. Alongside your knowledgeable guide, you’ll learn about Medellin’s radical transformation — from a perilously dangerous city to a thriving metropolis — and visit the San Pedro Cemetery Museum and the Museum of Antioquia. See pieces by Fernando Botero in the Museum of Modern Art, and admire the Gothic architecture and exotic gardens of the Castillo Museum. Upgrade your tour to include convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellin. 
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  • 4 hours
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