"MEDELLIN: PARQUE SAN ANTONIO" Colombia Things to Do Tip by swesn

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Parque San Antonio is accessible from San Antonio metro station.

It is a large square where the interesting thing is the pair of Pajaros de Paz or Birds of Peace.

Fernando Botero first put 1 fat bird there at the square. However, in 1995, the first sculpture was seriously damaged by a bomb placed there by guerillas, killing about 20 people. The damaged sculpture is still standing there, with a plaque listing the names and ages of the people killed. Gosh, they ranged from 7 years old to 40 years old, but many were young teenagers. Very sad.

Now, another Pajero de Paz is placed next to the damaged one in a symbolic protest against the violent act.

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  • Written Oct 21, 2007
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