Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, Bogota

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Art Museum Museum
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. For Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and beyond, use our Bogota travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Bogota vacation.
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  • Great way to experience Botero's scope of work from paintings to sculptures of different materials. His art puts a smile on your face. Tip: visit galleries and museums on Sunday when entrance is free.  more »
  • Okay.. Its Botero - Columbias most famous artist so you have to go. And the Botero Museum is part of a large museum complex of a multitude of other museums and its free entrance fee and has wifi.. so....  more »
  • Beautiful, great experience, enjoyed every second of the visit. Also went to Plaza Bolívar and gave corn to the pigeons that climbed all over me!!  more »
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  • Botero's art was cool, but in the whole museum you couldn't even point at the paintings without the staff yelling at you, no matter how far back you were.
  • This whole complex is a must do in Bogotá. From the numismatic dream of old minting machines to exquisite art from all over Latin America, including a piece from my favorite, Ecuador's Guayasamín, this is an art lover's dream. Housed in an old colonial structure, the sprawling museum is sure to delight--and with regards to Botero's pieces, confuse.z
  • Lovely exhibition of Botero pintings. Free entry. Beautiful building.
  • The internationally known museum has exquisite bones. The courtyards are perfectly laid out and serene. It houses a large collection of Mr. Botero paintings. The canvases are known for their puffery of people - the images are grossly larger than normal depictions. See my 360 degree picture. It's well worth a stop.
  • Outstanding gallery. One of the best I have been anywhere. Free entry. Botero's later work is phenomenal. My favourite pieces were his pastels, but his watercolours are also great. Also includes work by Picasso, Dali, Renoir, Degas, Monet and others. Free entry!