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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    Must-see!. You can enjoy the wonderful work of Botero and other artists. It is a very beautiful building. Details of first-level security. Free of charge.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a must stop in Bogota if you are visiting the historic downtown area, located in the neighborhood called "La Candelaria" the Museo Botero is the highlight of the attractions. First the museum ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The museum itself is housed in a former mansion in colonial style, in Candelaria, the old quarter of town, giving it a pleasant air already on arrival. Botero has beautiful works, exuberant and joyful, very cheerful! I particularly like a lot. For me it was one of the highlights of the trip. Worth knowing!
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  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • March 3, 2017
    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
  • March 19, 2017
    Lovely exhibition of Botero pintings. Free entry. Beautiful building.

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