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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  • This museum was very interesting and had very fun pieces of Botero...both in painting and statues. In addition, there are a few works from other artists represented from Botero’s personal collection.  more »
  • Interesting Museum with major works of Botero. Well located and very beautiful on the inside. We found the Museum Shop guy.
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  • A great museum, which houses the most valuable art collection in the country. Carefully selected European and American works of art focusing on late nineteenth century and twentieth century modern art...  more »
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  • Amazing collection by great renowned Colombian artists, especially Fernando Botero. And what's even more amazing is that it is free. A must-see when in Bogota.
  • A must visit if you are in La Candelaria neighborhood or downtown. A historical area of the city. This museum has the permanent Botero art collection, The Moneda (currency) Museum and its Art museum. Also, the "Parqueadero" where contemporary exhibits can be seen. You can have tours in English and may even part of a workshop. I highly recommend to see the paintings of "Las Monjas Coronadas" which is a one of a kind style of painting. In one word the stories behind this collection are jaw dropping.
  • This place is a must to visit, wow go and step back in to history. Beautiful simple beautiful.
  • 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

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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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