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"Donacion Botero" Donacion Botero Museum Tip by call_me_rhia

Donacion Botero Museum, Bogotá: 7 reviews and 13 photos

  the fat cat
by call_me_rhia

Another highlight in the Bogota museum panorama is the Donacion Botero, a large collection of aintings and sculptures donated to the city by the Medellin-born artist Fernando Botero, the man who paints/sculpts fat people, fat animals, fat fruits... and so on. His worls, especially those portraying women, are very sensual.

The collection includes 123 Botero paintings, sculptures, and drawings - as well as many paintings and scultpures by artists that Botero liked a lot - mainly impressionists (see the wonderful Pissarro painting in the first exhibition room) and surrealists (
including some fine Miro, Dali and Ernst works) that were part of the artist's private collection.

The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day except on Sunday, when it closes at 5 p.m. It's closed all day on Tuesday and entrance is free. Photos are allowed, provided you don't use a flash.

Address: Calle 11 # 4 - 21
Directions: la Candelaria
Phone: 1 3431223

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 6, 2008
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