Museo de Antioquia

Museo de Antioquia, Medellin: Hours, Address, Museo de Antioquia Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo de Antioquia
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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How to get there
  • Berrío Park • 3 min walk
  • San Antonio • 8 min walk
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Lisa C
Bogota, Colombia4 contributions
A must when coming to Medellin !
Aug 2021
Very interesting museum, very rich artistically and very welcoming. A must when coming to Medellin. A visit of at least 2 hours is recommended if you are very interested in art
Written 29 August 2021
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Dan0001
Scarborough, ME498 contributions
Bolero and More
Aug 2021
This museum was wonderful place to tour. If you like Bolero art you will love this museum. The exhibits were well balance with a nice combination of traditional as well as modern art. I would highly recommend it as a spot to visit.
Written 24 August 2021
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Joe C
Elkins Park, PA580 contributions
Beautiful Time
Jul 2021
Well worth seeing with stunning art work and statues. Art work from various artist is displayed in various rooms throughout a large building
Written 29 July 2021
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA20,063 contributions
If you are a fan of Fernando Botero then this is the place for you.
Aug 2019
Walking through the central Historic zone passing the Church of Veracruz, we approached the Plaza Botero and the end of the Museo de Antioquia. This Art Deco building was Construction between 1932 - 1937 by Architect Martín Rodríguez its three floor covers 7000 m, and the front facing, Plaza Botero is 84m wide. It is a very interesting museum with a lot of art scattered about its 17 permanent collection rooms. But of course, local artist Fernando Botero features prominently, with his sculptures and paintings on display, and if you only want to see his work go straight to the third floor. The entrance fee is $6.00 (18.000 COP) and one hour will let you see the high lights, stay longer see more.
There is a cafe and souvenir shop in the Museum. Outside in the Plaza there are numerous large bronze statues made by Fernando Botero, and it’s fun just walking round watching other people taking photos.
Urban legion has it that if you rub the bronze statues it will bring love and good fortune.

TIP: The nearest metro station and Botero plaza.
Written 23 April 2020
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Hassan K
Marrakech, Morocco52 contributions
Speachless 👏🏻
Mar 2020 • Family
Speachless to describe how it feels to see all this amazing painting of Botero and also the ones he offered to his city from all the great masters of 20th century...
One of the Best museum i have seen in my life
The big plus is the Botero park just in front with all his famous sculptures...👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Written 17 March 2020
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worldtraveler8092015
Phoenix, AZ43 contributions
Museum needs better lighting
Mar 2020
We enjoyed the Botero exhibit very much. It was annoying that so many of the other rooms were too dark to enjoy the artwork. Also, there were a number of screens but none were working.
Written 7 March 2020
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athanasiosn2016
Thessaloniki, Greece32 contributions
A very nice museum
Mar 2020 • Couples
A very interesting museum with a lot of treasures of the old times situated in the heart of Bogota city next to the metro station and Botero plazza.
Written 1 March 2020
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Alasdair P
Melbourn, UK45 contributions
What a dude
Feb 2020 • Couples
I went from knowing nothing about this artist before coming to Colombia other than my wife loves him to discovering he has donated over 200 pieces to his native city and he is is really rather good.

You can just wander around the square enjoying photographing, and being photographed by, the statues. But you get a much more intimate perspective by visiting the museum to enjoy the paintings and drawings.
Written 1 March 2020
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Schuyler C
33 contributions
Disorganized, but well-curated
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed this peaceful museum, but it was confusing and too many exhibits were closed with no reason given.
Written 28 February 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,251 contributions
An art museum whose greatest strength is the depth and diversity of its collections
Feb 2020
One of the main attractions for most visitors will be the extensive showcase of the works of local boy Fernando Botero, whose paintings and sculptures always make me smile - but then, I'm a big fan of his. Even if you're not, the museum has plenty more to offer, including an excellent overview of [other] Colombian art and pieces by international artists of renown.

Among the better-known Botero pieces on display (including those depicting the demise of Pablo Escobar), others which caught my eye included 'Carrobomba' or 'Car Bomb' and his portraits of Cézanne and Marie Antoinette. His religious pieces and more playful sculptures were also interesting. Other Colombian artists whose works jumped out at me were Ignacio Gomez Jamarillo, Carlos Correa and León Posada. For something more whimsical, but equally impressive, keep an eye out for Ernesto Restrepo's amazing potatoes; for something incredibly moving, look for the photograph entitled 'Padre con su hijo muerto' or 'Father with his Dead Son'.

While otherwise impressive, one disadvantage of the museum is that in spite of the fact that it's very logically laid out as a building, orienting within it can be confusing at times; floor plans posted on the walls here and there would help you work out what you've already seen and what's left to explore. (Especially since the staff, on the whole, don't speak enough English to explain anything and we didn't speak good enough Spanish to consult them in their own language.)

The museum has a lovely gift shop and a decent café/restaurant attached to it (the Caesar salad is surprisingly good) with nice views from the terrace offer Plaza Botero. Admission is currently COP $12,000 or just over €3 per person, and in my view very much worth the investment.
Written 27 February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Museo de Antioquia

Museo de Antioquia is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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