Botero Walking Tour: Experiencing Medellin Through The Eyes Of An Artist

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Museum of Antioquia, Cl. 52 #52-43, La Candelaria, Medellín, La Candelaria, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get to know Fernando Botero, one of Colombia's most famous artists, on a 3-hour art tour of Medelln. Visit the Museum of Antioquia, home of one of the world's largest collections of Botero paintings, and stroll through the streets to discover the many sculptures Botero donated to the city of Medelln. This tour is a must for art enthusiasts and amateurs alike!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Join a sightseeing tour that examines the paintings and sculptures of one of South America's most celebrated artists. First, visit the Museum of Antioquia, which houses one of the largest collections of Botero paintings in the world. Discover the unique style of Fernando Botero, whose work is known for its unusual inflation and disproportion of body parts. His exaggeration of human and animal figures is intended to inspire humor, irony and criticism. Tour through the museum with your guide and be amazed at the collection of 108 Botero paintings, as well as other pieces of work on exhibition.

After visiting the museum, take to the streets of Medelln and continue your guided art tour. The city is covered with more than 90 Botero sculptures, estimated to be worth more than USD $120 million. Visit the Plaza de las Esculturas and the Parque berrio, where Botero avidly donated a handful of sculptures on the condition that they were to be placed outside where people could see and touch them.

Continue on to Parque San Antonio and see the Pjaro de Paz (Bird of Peace) sculpture that was ironically blown up by a suspected FARC bomb in 1995, killing a dozen innocent civilians. Defiantly, Botero created an identical sculpture and placed it alongside the original.

Inclusions

Entry tickets to attractions mentioned.

Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Museo de Antioquia

Exclusions

Optional tips and gratuities

Hotel pick up and drop off (unless the option is selected)

Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

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

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Aug-2018

    もともと治安の悪い国ということを忘れない でください。 ミサンガを売り歩く商人?は結構、鬱陶しい です。。。足を止めると勝手に腕に巻いてき ます。 もちろん チップをせがまれるので、小心者 は強行突破するくらいの勢いでスルーしてく ださい!

  • 06-Nov-2017

    This trip and our guide was extremely informative. We walked through downtown Medellin across to Botero plaza and the museum, seeing and learning about things along the way. One thing worth noting is that this is not an art tour. We thought it would be Botero-specific, but while we did learn a LOT about Medellin and throroughly enjoyed our trip, once we got to the museum our guide did not know much about art and Botero's career. Still an amazing tour, but it might be worth updating the description or name perhaps Medellin walking tour including museum visit.

  • 06-Nov-2017

    This trip and our guide was extremely informative. We walked through downtown Medellin across to Botero plaza and the museum, seeing and learning about things along the way. One thing worth noting is that this is not an art tour. We thought it would be Botero-specific, but while we did learn a LOT about Medellin and throroughly enjoyed our trip, once we got to the museum our guide did not know much about art and Botero's career. Still an amazing tour, but it might be worth updating the description or name perhaps Medellin walking tour including museum visit.

  • 21-May-2015

    Excellent guide of great knowledge. Very enjoyable tour.

  • 21-May-2015

    Excellent guide of great knowledge. Very enjoyable tour.

  • 30-May-2013

    The tour was very interesting, especially enjoyed Plaza Botero where many of Botero's sculputure are. Museo de Antioquia is very worth the visit and you can enjoy more of Botero's work.

  • 30-May-2013

    The tour was very interesting, especially enjoyed Plaza Botero where many of Botero's sculputure are. Museo de Antioquia is very worth the visit and you can enjoy more of Botero's work.

  • 11-Sep-2012

    Fernando Botero, arguably one of South America's best artists, has a heavy influence on the city of Medellin. Traveling to Medellin, I wanted to learn more about Botero, his life and his work. This tour was exactly that - small-group, personalized and with a very knowledgeable guide. The museum is well worth the visit and consists of three floors full of artwork. Overall, a great and relaxing day out.

  • 11-Sep-2012

    Fun, informational tour! It was small-group too which gave it a more personal touch. Guide was knowledgeable which made it worth the money spent! I learned a lot more than I could have by just seeing the sights on my own.

  • 11-Sep-2012

    Fernando Botero, arguably one of South America's best artists, has a heavy influence on the city of Medellin. Traveling to Medellin, I wanted to learn more about Botero, his life and his work. This tour was exactly that - small-group, personalized and with a very knowledgeable guide. The museum is well worth the visit and consists of three floors full of artwork. Overall, a great and relaxing day out.