Museo Botero, Bogota

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Museo Botero, Bogota - Address, Phone Number

Address: Calle 11 No.4–41, La Candelaria, Bogota, 111711

Phone: +57-13431212

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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A relatively new museum, the restored colonial house that is Museo Botero was established in 2000 when the world renowned artist Fernando Botero donated over 100 of his works, including 85 original pieces of art by European and North American artists. Fondly referred to as “the man who paints fat people”, most of the exhibits you’ll come across will be chubby art- children, hands, oranges and violins to name a few. The Museo Botero is the artists’ largest permanent exhibit in the world. Among the 85 pieces of art by other renowned painters are the works of Picasso, Matisse and Renoir. The premises, also has a lot of other smaller museums to browse through after the Museo Botero.

How To reach Museo Botero by Public Transport

  • (Transmilenio) Avenida Jimenez

Restaurants Near Museo Botero

  • Mi Viejo (meat and salad recommended)
  • La Puerta Falsa (local cuisine recommended)
  • Pizza 1969 gourmet (pizza recommended)

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  • Amazing collection by great renowned Colombian artists, especially Fernando Botero. And what's even more amazing is that it is free. A must-see when in Bogota.

  • A must visit if you are in La Candelaria neighborhood or downtown. A historical area of the city. This museum has the permanent Botero art collection, The Moneda (currency) Museum and its Art museum. Also, the "Parqueadero" where contemporary exhibits can be seen. You can have tours in English and may even part of a workshop. I highly recommend to see the paintings of "Las Monjas Coronadas" which is a one of a kind style of painting. In one word the stories behind this collection are jaw dropping.

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  • This place is a must to visit, wow go and step back in to history. Beautiful simple beautiful.

  • Botero's art was cool, but in the whole museum you couldn't even point at the paintings without the staff yelling at you, no matter how far back you were.

  • This whole complex is a must do in Bogotá. From the numismatic dream of old minting machines to exquisite art from all over Latin America, including a piece from my favorite, Ecuador's Guayasamín, this is an art lover's dream. Housed in an old colonial structure, the sprawling museum is sure to delight--and with regards to Botero's pieces, confuse.z

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