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“The Spirit of Medellin”
Review of Museo de Antioquia

Museo de Antioquia
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Medellín City Tour with Optional Lunch and Metrocable Gondola Ride
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Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín
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Medellín Museums Tour
Ranked #5 of 180 things to do in Medellin
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Stuart, Florida
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“The Spirit of Medellin”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

One of the best exhibits of Ferdinand Botero's incredible work. Don't allow yourself to be satisfied by simply enjoying the incredible sculptures in the Plaza, come into the museum and check out his other works!

Visited March 2014
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“a "must-do"”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

the building itself is stunning, in art-deco style. around the plaza, the sculptures of botero are also fantastic. the paintings by botero are incredible, and the paintings of escobar give an insight into colombia's past. you can get here on one of the big bus tours, but it is also easily accessibe by train. medellin has an aweome train network, which I throughly recommend using!

Visited April 2014
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France
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“Better name would be Botero museum”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

A really great museum with a large selection of Botero works , given by the artist himself and mostly well presented and well lighted .
Completed with a nice museum store on the ground flor ; the museum is well located on the sculptures square , which holds 20 plus bronze statues by the same Botero .
Could be improved : the collection of other artists given by Botero is less interesting and quite inferior to the one in Bogota .

Visited May 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Great Botero Exhibit”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The definitely worth the visit for the Botero and contemporary Colombian art exhibits. Located on Botero plaza where you can see many of his sculpts. It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

Visited March 2014
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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“Obligatory visit when in Medellín”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This museum houses a great display of artworks by Fernando Botero (he was born in 1932 in Medellín), and also other remarkable works of contemporary (Colombian) artists. The building itself used to be Medellín´s city hall till 1988 and was built in the 1930´s.
The square in front, renamed into "Plaza Botero", is home to some of Botero´s most known sculptures. Easy to reach by metro (station Parque Berrio), or by car, with a car park in the back of the museum.
Went here in between customer visits, instead of staying in some restaurant decided to spent a lunch break on art. With two hours of your time this museum can very well be navigated.

Visited May 2014
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