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Botero Walking Tour


"Go to the Plaza de Botero, and the Museum of Antioquia in a 3-hour walking tour in Medellín focused on Fernando Botero, as contemporary artist and person."

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit the Museum of Antioquia, a place that holds one of the most significant collections of Fernando Botero’s artwork with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Learn about Botero’s life, work and how his exaggerated representations are a reflection of his criticism, humor, and irony.
  • Walk through the Plaza de Botero and enjoy the massive bronze sculptures.
  • Go to see the Pájaro de la Paz (The Bird of Peace) Statue and learn the story behind two identical statues made by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces, the other donated as a symbol of peace.

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On this 3-hour tour, you will get the chance to learn about Medellín and Colombia through the life and work of the famous Colombian contemporary artist Fernando Botero, while you walk downtown Medellín.

The tour will start at the Museum of Antioquia, a place that has one of the largest collections of Botero’s artwork in the world. You will be able to appreciate his unique artistic style internationally known for his subject’s proportional exaggerations and distortions. These exaggerations are the representation of his humor, irony, and criticism. Accompanied by a professional tour guide, you will walk through the Museum that holds 108 of his famous paintings.

Medellín is the birthplace of this fantastic and remarkable artist, so it is no wonder to find his sculptures and work all around the city. More than 90 sculptures of the artist are displayed around the “City of Eternal Spring.” The next stop will be at the Plaza de Botero, a fascinating open-air exhibition of bronze sculptures, designed as a renovation program for the area in 2004. They were placed there intentionally for people to interact with Botero’s art.

Next, you will walk at Parque Berrío, the epicenter of local life in Medellín. Nearby, you will see the frescos from Pedro Nel Gómez, a Colombian artist, sculptor, and engineer of the mid 20th century. In his frescos, Gómez depicts the history of the development of Medellín in his unique style.   

Finally, you’ll go to San Antonio Park where you will get the chance to see the Pájaro de Paz (the Bird of Peace) a sculpture blown up by the FARC in 1995, killing many innocent people. Botero then donated an exact undamaged bronze replica of the bird but insisted that the exploded statue remained at the plaza as a memorial statue with the names of the victims carved on its base. As soon as you finish at San Antonio Park, the guide can help you sort out transportation back to your hotel, to your next destination, or to a recommended place to take lunch nearby. 

 

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  • Unspecified food or beverage.
  • Transportation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.

Our tours with transport include the time of the journeys within the duration.

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