MUSEO BOTERO

+57 1 343 1316
+57 1 343 1316
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Located in the heart of the historic centre, the Botero Museum was founded in 2000 after the bequest to the Colombian State of more than 200 major works belonging to the master Fernando Botero (born in Medellín in 1932). Botero donated a large part of his personal collection. Admission is free, it was one of the conditions set by Botero, in order to allow any Colombian to enjoy a Picasso, for example, without having to leave the country. The museum would count about a thousand visitors a day, but you never feel oppressed, the setting being most pleasant in a large colonial building dating from 1724, which was used until 1955 to welcome the archbishops during their visits to Bogota. Botero himself participated in the restoration of the house.

The museum is of reasonable size, on two levels, with a series of rooms with neat illuminations highlighting the works, and two charming patios to rest in peace. A visit easily lasts 2-3 hours if you want to appreciate all the works presented: 123 creations by the famous Colombian artist, between paintings, drawings and sculptures, but also 85 original works by internationally renowned artists, offering an interesting insight into the evolution of painting since the 19th century, from the Gypsy tambourine of Camille Corot, prior to 1862, to the oil of Miquel Barceló dating from 1988. This international collection would be one of the five most important in Latin America. It includes works by Monet, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Dalí, Picasso, Miró, Klimt, Ernst, Chagall, Giacometti, Beckmann, Léger and Renoir, to name but the most famous!

The works of Botero presented here date back to the last decades of the 20th century. "The most Colombian of Colombian artists" as he has ironically nicknamed himself, has a style of his own, especially with his characters with their round and voluptuous shapes. A style that appears in his paintings, drawings and sculptures, and that allows him not to be associated with any movement or current, past or present. His work is inspired by pre-Columbian art and Colombian folk culture, with many scenes taking place in Medellín, his home town.

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MUSEO BOTERO

Calle 11 N° 4-41
La Candelaria

  Bogotá
Colombia
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General note: 4.5/5
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Visited in january 2020
Pour les fans de Bottero ou pour ceux souhaitant découvrir ses œuvres mais aussi ses collections. Possibilité de passer dans le musée de la monnaie sans avoir à ressortir
Notice filed on 03/01/2020 
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Visited in june 2019
on aime ou pas
Bon le fait d'être devant du Botero en sculpture ou en peinture on aimera ou pas, ici c'est de la peinture et c'est vraiment super de voir de telles oeuvres représentées par des sujets de grandes et grosses tailles volontairement exagérées par l'artiste; Votre réflexion sera contineulle devant tant de tableaux et il y en a ici à Bogota, joliment mis en valeur dans ce musée
Notice filed on 06/23/2019 
4/5
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Visited in april 2019
Très belle collection d'oeuvres du colombien Botéro.
Point fort de ce musée : son entrée gratuite.
Notice filed on 05/30/2019 
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Visited in december 2018
Musée gratuit
Ce musée est gratuit et possède de nombreuses oeuvres de Botero et de d'autres artistes connus. Pourquoi se priver d'y aller ?
Notice filed on 02/04/2019 
Y&C
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Visited in january 2018
Musée situé dans un quartier sympa. Belle exposition de cet artiste atypique de la Colombie. On passe un moment très agréable, et la gratuité permet de le voir et revoir en plusieurs fois.
Notice filed on 12/28/2018 
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Visited in august 2018
Un musée présentant les oeuvres réalisées par Botero mais également celles lui ayant appartenu dont il a fait don au musée. Musée gratuit et ouvert tard, pratique! Joli patio à l'intérieur.
Notice filed on 10/08/2018 
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Visited in november 2017
Très belle collection pour l'artiste le plus emblématique de Colombie! L'entrée étant gratuite, on aurait tort de se priver de faire au moins un petit passage.
Notice filed on 06/13/2018 
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Visited in july 2017
musée intéressant dans une très belle maison

même si on n'est pas fan, la visite est profitable
Notice filed on 12/03/2017 
5/5
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Visited in august 2017
It is free and full of Botero masterpieces. The Cafe is nice. The audio guide recommended
Notice filed on 08/15/2017 
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Visited in may 2017
Un musée classique mais néanmoins sympa, permet de decouvrir Botero dans un cadre tranquille. A faire si vous aimez l'art de Botero ou si vous voulez en apprendre plus sur ce peintre iconique de Colombie.
Notice filed on 08/01/2017 
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Visited in march 2017
Un palais avec patio très agreable. Peintures et pièces d'art du maitre Botero et aussi des chefs d'ouvre d'autres artistes que Botero a donné au musée. En plus, c'est gratuit. Je le reccomende.
Notice filed on 03/24/2017 
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Visited in february 2015
A quelques pas du musée de l or découvrez cet hommage au célèbre sculpteur colombien, plusieurs salles entièrement dédiées et un joli jardin pour un vrai moment de plaisir tout proche des autres attractions de bogota
Notice filed on 02/29/2016 
5/5
Ce site abrite les œuvres les plus remarquables de Fernando Botero. A ne pas rater!!!
Notice filed on 06/20/2011 
4/5
Beau musée consacré aux oeuvres, peintures et sculptures d'un artiste colombien talentueux, senor Botero.
Quelques belles toiles d'impressionnistes français y sont également exposées. A visiter absolument.
A signaler que les plus belles sculptures de femmes plantureuses sont exposés sur la place centrale de Medellin.
Notice filed on 04/29/2011 

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