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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  • 20 some odd statues in plaza Botero. Lots of police presence as well as vendors. Near train station.  more »
  • The staues are amazing, but the overall area doesn't have a very safe feeling for a tourist. Many questionable characters walking around and many homeless people around. Would recomment going with a l...  more »
  • Botero plaza is awesome for taking photos with the awesome Botero statues! Nice plaza with vendors / people / eats, etc...  more »
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  • A wonderful place filled worth Botero sculptures, delightful local hot foods and snacks and many street vendors of fruits, snacks, cold drinks, and souvenirs. Don't buy from the first street vendor you see...look around a bit, see what they all have and how much they are charging, then bargain with the ones that have what you like. 10-20% off is a typical negotiated price.
  • It's a great place for site seen but it's full of public vendors and people.
  • Very very busy and crowded. Hard to take pics but worth seeing the Botero statues.
  • This popular public square has about a dozen Botero sculptures. Great spot for people watching.
  • The statues are amazing and the architecture of the huge church is something to see. Didn't go into Museum (18000 pesos ) but enjoyed looking around. Many vendors trying to sell you something so be prepared. Worth it just to see happenings going on in the plaza itself. Enjoy! !

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El Poblado, an upper-class neighborhood south of the city center, offers the widest range of options. Sticking to this area allows you to enjoy the city's nightlife and food culture, although you'll likely pay above average prices. The neighborhoods of Laureles and Estadio, in the city's inner-west, are known as safe, family-friendly areas to stay, while the city center offers the best range of luxury accommodations.
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