Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, Bogota

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Founded on a donation from Fernando Botero, one of Colombia's celebrated artists, , Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica has quickly grown into a must-see attraction in Bogota since its inauguration in 2000. The small but captivating museum features 123 paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Botero himself, as well as 85 pieces by other artists. Housed in the Banco de la Republica museum complex, the museum adds a splash of Botero's distinctive style to its classy surroundings. Perhaps best of all, you can appreciate the museum's displays free of charge. Using our international travel planner, Bogota attractions like Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Interesting at best, certainly plenty of works of art to see. The museum is nicely done but not sure I would make a point to visit if given limited time to explore Bogota  more »
  • I went to the museum many times. The collection is incredible and it truly became a comfort place while I was living in Bogota. I memorized the rooms but, each time I was always surprised by...  more »
  • This was the great Museum tour, small groups, great guide. Everything was perfect. Everyone should visit this Museum.  more »
  • Entrance is free. The grounds are lovely to explore. Great museum that exhibits Botero’s paintings and sculptures. Many of the works were personally donated by the artist, apparently with the request that the museum is free and he gets to choose where they go! There’s also many other artists’ artwork, mainly paintings on display. Be careful not to get too close to the art wall as there’s sensors an alarm will sound. There’s also the coin or numismatic museum which is interesting.
  • Incredible collection of art. It’s free and a wonderful way to offer people exposure to some really great pieces of work. Lovely interior, very calm and relaxed without feeling sterile. Great place to spend a couple of hours (especially if you need to shelter from the Bogotá rain as we did!)
  • Beautiful place, with a wonderful layout. Already in a historically loaded city full of energy and potential to get better and better. The round, plump images of Botero are intriguing to say the least.
  • Incredible museum with a carefully and well selected collection. The exhibition is not too big, so one can really enjoy all artworks in one visit without getting saturated. The only critic point I have is the buzzing sound in few of the rooms connected to the alarm system, which is extremely penetrant and annoying. There are better technical solutions.
  • A great collection of (mostly modern art), not just by Botero but others as well. In a beautiful building too. A very disappointing gift shop though - very small with few items to purchase and does not sell any sculpture replicas as 'they're not authorised' and you're recommended to buy them off the street! Also many items were 'sold out'.

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