Plaza Botero

One of the most popular places to visit in Medellín is Plaza Botero, home to several bronze sculptures by Fernando Botero. It sits in the city center next to the Museo de Antioquia.

Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Caballo (Horse) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Caballo (Horse)

Botero creates his subjects using exaggerated volume, getting a reaction of humor or criticism depending on the subject. His works of art include sculpture as well as many paintings, and they’ve been exhibited all over the world.

Mujer con fruta (Woman with Fruit) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Mujer con fruta (Woman with Fruit)

Hombre a caballo (Man on Horse) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Hombre a caballo (Man on Horse)

Cabeza (Head) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Cabeza (Head)

There are 23 sculptures found in Plaza Botero. All of them were donated by the artist to the city of Medellín in 2004. The artist was born in the city in 1932.

Pensamiento (Thought) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Pensamiento (Thought)

Adán y Eva (Adam and Eve) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Adán y Eva (Adam and Eve)

Esfinge (Sphinx) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Esfinge (Sphinx)

Rapto de Europa (Rape of Europe) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Rapto de Europa (Rape of Europe)

The sculptures represent all kinds of people and animals in many forms.

Gato (Cat) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Gato (Cat)

Perro (Dog) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Perro (Dog)

Mujer vestida (Dressed Woman) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Mujer vestida (Dressed Woman)

Hombre vestido (Dressed Man) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Hombre vestido (Dressed Man)

It’s said to be good luck to rub the sculptures. You’ll find places where people have rubbed them the most, but be careful, they can get hot in the sun!

Mujer con espejo (Woman with Mirror) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Mujer con espejo (Woman with Mirror)

Mano (Hand) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Mano (Hand)

Soldado romano (Roman Soldier) at Plaza Botero in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Soldado romano (Roman Soldier)

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