Museo de Antioquia, Medellin

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • Maximum expression of the culture and art of the master Botero. The best collection of national and international art is located in this place. Botero donated the entire collection to the Museum as a cultural heritage of mankind. Price for foreigners is 10,000 pesos. Reciendo daily visit.
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  • It is a very nice place, and it is excellent choice to learn the culture of the city, is a place for many types of audiences who will surely find in the very entertaining to spend a very pleasant time somewhere
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  • Attract not only the towering works of the Museum, its architecture and history is equal to or more exciting.
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  • 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.
  • A nice mix of Botero and other artists. Definitely worth the money - and if you bring 5 or more people, 30% discount.
  • 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.
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