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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  • I didn't know anything about Botero's "body" of work prior to visiting this beautiful, small museum. What a pleasant surprise to enjoy his approachable and unusual artistic take on people. There were ...  more »
  • Excellent well maintained Museum is a must-see. They have to go through the entire Museum paintings and sculptures. Don't forget to take lots of pictures
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  • The Museum has a great collection, very well organized. The pieces are beautiful ... is Botero, were donated by him to the Museum, and still has the works of other artists, such as Picasso, Miró, Chagall, which formed part of the private collection of the artist. This museum, along with the Mint and the Museum of modern art, are part of the museum complex of the Republic Bank of Bogota, all free! Not to be missed.
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  • Great "surprise find"... walking in Candelaria. Very nice art collection featuring sculptures and paintings from Colombian Master Fernando Botero. The museum is inside a beautiful Colonial Mansion (worth visiting on its own) Entry is FREE And they have very knowledgeable Guides... also for free... Loved finding this place
  • Perfect if you want to spend a small amount of your being in Bogota for very interesting and indeed very funny art investment. And investment means your attention, entrance is free. ;) It's chilly with a nice atmosphere and, if you are really interested in arts, coming up with surprises. In second floor you will find a selection of world famous artist like Monet, Renoir, Dali, Picasso and more. It's not too much, so definitely worth a visit!
  • A must-see in Bogota! Free to enter and extremely easy to navigate. The Botero is filled with gorgeous pieces and sculptures. Note - it was extremely crowded, although I visited on a holiday. Highly reccommend seeing.
  • Small but amazing, charming, relaxed, understated museum that features a large collection of Botero paintings and sculptures along with a rotating collection (which featured works by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Dali on my visit in Dec 2017). VERY well curated. I haven't enjoyed a museum this much in a long time. Tips: it's free. There are other museums very close by in the same complex worth checking out. Nice cafes, guest shops and central courtyard. You could probably see all the museum in 1hr., but it's also a wonderful place to soak in for hours. Gift shop on the 1st floor courtyard has a good selection (mostly Botero) or prints, t-shirts, postcards, mugs, etc.).
  • If you love art you can't miss this place in your visit to Bogota!!! Absolutely a must for art lovers and enthusiasts. Because right there in the same complex of the Botero museum you also find the Museum of Art and the Museum of Coin. Amazing collections from very important artists like Picasso, Dali, Renoir, Botero, etc. On display for any and all to see. And the best part, the three museums are for free 365 days a year! A must see!
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