Museo de Antioquia, Medellin
(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Trace the evolution of art in Colombia from pre-colonial times to the present day at Museo de Antioquia. Placing a strong emphasis on local works, the museum houses a range of pieces by Medellin duo Pedro Nel Gomez and Fernando Botero, with more than 200 of the latter's distinctive works on displays. Don't miss Botero's almost comically misshapen sculptures and paintings, in which the artist purposely exaggerated the curves of the body to create grotesque "fat" figures. Compare Botero's works to other Colombian artists on display and ponder what statements he might be making. To visit Museo de Antioquia on your trip to Medellin, use our Medellin itinerary builder.
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  • The Museo is a bit confusing to navigate, with hallways and galleries that wrap around two courtyards, but it is worth poking into all the corners for some hidden gems. The Botero exhibit on the 3rd f...  more »
  • The best tip we got from the friendly staff was; start on the 3rd floor and walk down. This enabled us to see the best they had first, not really a botero fan so skimmed through his art, what did impr...  more »
  • Maybe the best Museum of Colombia. The collection is amazing and makes you travel back in time. The ticket is a bit expensive compared to other museums through South America, but is very worthwhile.
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  • Very large art museum with a huge collection of works from Botero and other artists. I really enjoyed the many Botero works but was not as interested in the more classical pieces. Just my opinion. The museum is a little pricey, but nice overall.
  • Absolutely brilliant museum with some fine art from local talents. The showcase of Botero pieces both inside the museum and around the museum is worth the price of admission alone.
  • One of the best museums I have been to. Very well curated with marvellous artwork on display on every floor. Amazing work of Botero here, snd very interesting historical showcasing of culture in Medellin.
  • Get ready to end up tired after this mesmerising load of art; best place to appreciate Botero's works and some of Medellín's history through its nice social historical records. The place is spacious and well maintained, lots of people are in place to assist you and provide info on every corner.
  • A terrific 3 floor museum with many interesting pieces. I won't claim to understand all of them, but it was interesting to see. I was aware of the Fernando Botero statues, but it was fun to see his other work too. There's a cafe in the museum if you want to stop by for coffee after your visit. There's a couple of areas with interactive pieces.