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. Put Plaza Botero and other Medellin attractions into our Medellin trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The square has many beautiful sculptures, although the course around is not pleasant. It's like any city centre. Many girls young and not so young to offering their services. The square is located just at the exit of the metro station. By the Majesty of the sculptures it is worth visiting it.
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  • If you're a fan of Botero then this is a must see. I even recommend it if you know nothing about art like me.  more »
  • Great place to see included in the free walking tour. Only takes a few minutes to see. Would recommend  more »
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  • If you live the work you do Botero, you don't want to miss this place! It's full of its charm and beauty. I would recommend a guided tour as this gives you the history of Botero a d Medellin's love for one of their sons. If you ask your hotel, they have a free guided tour in the mornings and you just show up. If not, then it will be part of the day tours organized locally. Be careful when you're in downtown...
  • Many wonderful sculptures grace this plaza. Two things to be aware of, you are a block or two from true sketchiness and the vendors will be omnipresent during your visit. Always feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @joerazz
  • A bustling area filled with locals and tourists alike. A great spot for people watching and selfies with Botero's bronzes.
  • Fun park at night. Cool statues. The area around it is a bit rough as others said so so be aware. Right beside subway. Close to other attractions.
  • Plaza full of botero sculptures. Fine during the day, gets quite crowded at night. Was warned by the police not to walk east from the plaza but west towards the pedestrian mall and catherdal were fine.
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