Plaza Botero, in front of the excellent Museo de Antioquia in downtown Medellin, Colombia, is filled with 23 giant bronze sculptures donated by Colombian artist Fernando Botero who was born near Medellin. The museum is also full of art from his personal collection including many modern masters. Some of the sculptures in Plaza Botero have come home from museums in New York, Paris, and Madrid. Here’s a look at all 23 bronze sculptures in Plaza Botero.
Plaza Botero in Medellin, Colombia is an outdoor museum and home to 23 giant bronze sculptures by artist and native son Fernando Botero.
These stubby animal and human sculptures are really quite fun! But we have to tell you, we still can’t shake the association of Medellin with drug cartels :-). Maybe because we just finished watching the first season of “Narcos” on Netflix…
What a delightful photo essay! I love Botero’s sculptures and have never been to Colombia. I trust these will stay put until I someday make it to Botero Plaza… The one thought that comes to mind, looking at their mass, is transportation. Moving these statues from country to country cannot have been a simple task.
The statues will, most certainly, stay put where they are so you’ve still got a chance to go and see them!
Medellin has so many amazing spaces … didn’t get enough time here when I was traveling in Colombia!