Explore the historic city of Medellín through the eyes of Fernando Botero, one of Colombia's most famous artists. The 3-hour walking tour includes a visit to the Museum of Antioquia, home to one of the world’s largest collection of Botero paintings.
What to Expect
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Medellín that examines the paintings and sculptures of one of South America's most celebrated artists, Fernando Botero.
First, you will visit the Museum of Antioquia, home to one of the largest collections of Botero paintings in the world. Discover Botero’s unique style, known for its inflation and disproportion of body parts. Learn how his exaggeration of human and animal figures was designed to inspire humor, irony, and criticism. Your guide will take you to the highlights of the museum’s 108 Botero paintings and other pieces.
Then, hit the streets of Medellín to see some of the more than 90 Botero sculptures dotted around the streets. Estimated to be worth more than USD 120 million in total, highlights include the group at Plaza de las Esculturas and Parque Berrio, where Botero donated a handful of sculptures on the condition that they were to be placed outside where people could see and touch them.
Continue to Parque San Antonio and admire the Pájaro de Paz (Bird of Peace) sculpture that was ironically blown up by a suspected FARC bomb in 1995, killing a dozen innocent civilians. A defiant Botero created an identical sculpture and placed it alongside the original.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Art tour on foot
- Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
Know Before You Go
• Please confirm your tour or any further details and specifications at least 48 hours before the tour
• Please present your voucher on arrival