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Donacion Botero Museum, Bogotá: 7 reviews and 13 photos

  classic Botero & heaps of it
by richiecdisc
  • classic Botero & heaps of it - Bogotá
      classic Botero & heaps of it
    by richiecdisc
  • the courtyard alone is worth a visit - Bogotá
      the courtyard alone is worth a visit
    by richiecdisc

The Botero Museum is one of Bogota's great intrigues. So very obviously one of the capital's biggest attractions, it is hard to fathom why its entrance is free. Even without the artist's considerable works of art, the building alone with its all too charming courtyard would warrant inspection. Add to that perhaps the greatest collection of Botero paintings and sculptures on the planet and even the casual art fan will consider it a can't miss attraction. Set in one of Bogota?s most beautiful colonial buildings, the famed ?fat? works by Botero take on a surreal aspect when inspected as such a large group. It's as if suddenly the fat figures are run-of-the-mill everyday life and in modern society one could say that just might be the case. No matter, his insightful depictions of Colombian life are at the very least intriguing and even if the museum was empty, it would be worth lingering in its drop dead gorgeous courtyard or taking refuge from the brutal mid-day sun under one of its verandas. Chuck in a few Picassos, Monets, Renoirs and even one crazy ass sculpture by Dali and you have a world class exhibit, and free no less.

Address: Calle 11 no. 4-41

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  • Written Jul 28, 2010
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