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Plaza Botero, Medellin

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In the heart of the city's old town, Plaza Botero pays tribute to the famed works of Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero. Nestled between the palace of culture and the local museum, the verdant square serves as a hub of city activity. Wander among the numerous bronze statues by Botero and you'll get a solid understanding of the artist's famed style: his trademark sculptures feature chubby figures, both human and animal, with exaggerated, balloon-like proportions. Try striking a pose of your own in front of one of the 23 popular works on display here, or grab an ice cream and park bench to watch the crowds go by. Plan your Plaza Botero visit and explore what else you can see and do in Medellin using our Medellin tour planner.
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  • There are works by Botero, without need to go to the Museum can do cheap shopping for typical products like backpacks help, precious and very cheap
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  • You can't not visit or pass by this place if you're in Medellin. Our free city walking tour (best ever!) brought us here as well as on our own as we meandered the city. It's a nice gathering place, lo...  more »
  • In the center of the city. Enjoy the art in the plaza, not that clean but a must while in Medellin. Plenty of people selling snacks  more »
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  • Wonderful Plaza full of Botero statues. Well worth over a couple of million dollars. You could easily spend some time here and examine all the unique statues.
  • ILove this placer.... And this city....It's so so wonderful
  • Great square, there are many Botero sculptures, it's a zone with nice location, which exposes many culture of Medellín.
  • Nice area but swarming with vendors.
  • Very lively plaza with a lot of things happening and things to see. The statues of course, but also some nearby churches and museums.