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Plaza Botero, Medellin
(4.1/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • It's a cute place but invaded by street vendors and prostitution. It has many sculptures of Botero and is very well maintained. The front is the Palace of culture, beautiful building that is free entrance
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  • Love the Botero Sculptures. They are unlike the usual fare of park statues and monuments and add a bit of humour to your day. Fun photo ops and easy free activity. 
  • I had the expectation to find me with a beautiful park as what you see in photos but found a place helpful, full of sellers who generate too much noise and give impression of insecurity. It is badly maintained
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Google
  • 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.