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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  • 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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