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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  • I love this museum complex. I make a point of visiting every time I am in Bogota. The Botero Museum is wonderful, but it's just a small part of the amazing collection on display here.
  • Awesome museum to visit. The art work is a pleasure to see. I find a lot of them funny. There are also paintings by other artists. Free.
  • Fascinating look at the artist. Even though he is still alive, he let's museum keep all proceeds! Check it out, and walk around the area!
  • Many more things than just Botero art. To be honest, Botero is cute but it gets old pretty quickly when you have such a massive collection of everything you can imagine, just in fat versions. But there is plenty more to explore, so it's definitely worth a visit, and it's free!
  • Very nice free museum located near the city center. A lot of the most famous Botero paintings and sculptures are on display. Not a very large museum, can be done in about 30-45 minutes. We also walked through the modern art.musuem which was attached and that was also very nice.
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