Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Great little museum containing works of renowned Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: La Candelaria
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  • Pax Tour
    Connecticut32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Lovely gallery and patio gardens
    Again this is a must to appreciate art and coins of Colombian treasure. Learn to appreciate Boltero’s fascination with “VOLUME” ( no, not fat..) subjects. Use y your “fun” side of the brain and chuckle at the voluptuous side of life!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Ron S
    New York City, New York5,705 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museo Botero
    Terrific museum. Lots of Botero's paintings, sculptures, etchings, plus his private collection featuring Picasso, Leger, Soutine, Ernst, Beckmann, Chagall, Van Dongen, Dali, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Villard, Pissarro, Caillebotte. The museum is connected to Museo de Arte and Casa de Moneda. They have a good cafeteria in the inner yard. Admission is free.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • John L
    San Luis Obispo, California42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bogota, I’d Go Back
    Bogota is a big, cosmopolitan city with all the rough edges you’d expect. We stayed in a very upscale neighborhood Zona G but roamed all over in some not-so-savory neighborhoods. A bustling, fascinating city to explore on foot. Many colorful plazas and parks and Colonial architecture. Never a hint of danger. But certain neighborhoods are best not visited on foot at night. Uber was cheap and prevalent and indispensable. The Botero Museum is a must-see. Also the Paloquemao market is enormous and a real experience. Get there early to catch the flower market in full bloom. Gold Museum was interesting and the plaza outside was lively. Bagatelle is a chain, but the coffee was excellent and the baked goods also good. A nice place for breakfast and reasonable. Not so reasonably priced, but worth a splurge is Osk Cocina Nikkei. Very lively, very very good food. But expect to pay for a fun evening with great Asian food if that appeals. Next door is La Brasserie. Also good, but pricey. Street food in the Paloquemao Market is varied, very Colombian, good and reasonably priced. Just exercise common sense as you would in any Third World city. Bogota is at 8,660 feet altitude. Acclimate before you go charging all over the city. Enjoy.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2023
  • TravelerTrecker
    833 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class museum...
    World class museum... The museum is phenomenal. It is located at the La Candelaria, which is the historic center of Bogota. It is walking distance from Bolivar square, the palace of justice, the parliament, and the house of Narino. It is a very safe area of Bogota. Entrance is always free. It closes on Tuesdays. The museum opens at 900 am and closes at 700 pm. The exhibits are excellent! The include the Botero collection with the Cat, Pedrito, still life with ice cream :), etc. A collection of universal art with painting by Picasso, Soutin, Pisarro, Chagall, Bonnard, etc. There is a beautiful collection of colonial art. The collection of coins and bills tells the history of the country from a different and very interesting financial perspective. The most impressive exhibit is one that most people miss, the monstrance, the lettuce and its companions. They are beautiful, simply spectacular. You may spend the whole afternoon at the museum. It is exciting!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,937 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    A must visit if you're in Bogota. A fantastic collection of Botero's painting and sculptures, but also works by many other renowned artists such as Picasso, Degas and Klimt, all housed in a lovely historic building. What's more it is completely free!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • jose s
    104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great paintings and interesting stories.
    Very beautiful paintings and different arts with bronze, metal, aluminum and others. The complex have 2 floors. Is free. In addition inside of the museum is another with the history of coins and dollars. Unfortunately the store to buy souvenirs was closed.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2024
  • FlyGirl
    Denver, Colorado49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very pleasant surprise!
    A local friend suggested to spend a Sunday at this museum. At first I did not expect much, but just wanted to spend some time in her company, but was pleasantly surprised at the variety of artwork at a relatively small place. As the name suggests, there was a good number of Boteros, but have there are other modern artists as well. The architecture is charming and the building well-maintained. We had a late lunch at the restaurant with a mediterranean flair. We split an hors d'oeuvre which was absolutely delicious! (Or maybe because I was very hungry from all that walking around)! :)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2024
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travelling_kitten
Panama City, Panama107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
If you love Botero is worth going!
Exquisite collection!!!
I enjoyed it very much and admittance is free.
Close to the Cathedral.
Written 29 May 2024
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NyFunnygirl
White Plains, NY281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The museum is beautifully set up. Two floors in a nice space. And Botero is such a unique painter. There were also quite a few impressionist paintings by the usual crowd. Really worth seeing. And free.
Written 12 May 2024
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Jenny D
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is such a gem! It's very accessible if you're staying in La Candelaria area, and all of the art is so interesting and different. I don't normally enjoy going to art museums, but I found this one quite interesting.
Written 11 April 2024
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FlyGirl
Denver, CO49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
A local friend suggested to spend a Sunday at this museum. At first I did not expect much, but just wanted to spend some time in her company, but was pleasantly surprised at the variety of artwork at a relatively small place. As the name suggests, there was a good number of Boteros, but have there are other modern artists as well. The architecture is charming and the building well-maintained.

We had a late lunch at the restaurant with a mediterranean flair. We split an hors d'oeuvre which was absolutely delicious! (Or maybe because I was very hungry from all that walking around)! :)
Written 15 March 2024
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jose s
104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful paintings and different arts with bronze, metal, aluminum and others. The complex have 2 floors. Is free.

In addition inside of the museum is another with the history of coins and dollars.

Unfortunately the store to buy souvenirs was closed.
Written 14 March 2024
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A must visit if you're in Bogota. A fantastic collection of Botero's painting and sculptures, but also works by many other renowned artists such as Picasso, Degas and Klimt, all housed in a lovely historic building. What's more it is completely free!
Written 28 January 2024
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TravelerTrecker
Houston833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
World class museum... The museum is phenomenal. It is located at the La Candelaria, which is the historic center of Bogota. It is walking distance from Bolivar square, the palace of justice, the parliament, and the house of Narino. It is a very safe area of Bogota. Entrance is always free. It closes on Tuesdays. The museum opens at 900 am and closes at 700 pm.

The exhibits are excellent!

The include the Botero collection with the Cat, Pedrito, still life with ice cream :), etc.
A collection of universal art with painting by Picasso, Soutin, Pisarro, Chagall, Bonnard, etc.
There is a beautiful collection of colonial art. The collection of coins and bills tells the history of the country from a different and very interesting financial perspective.
The most impressive exhibit is one that most people miss, the monstrance, the lettuce and its companions. They are beautiful, simply spectacular. You may spend the whole afternoon at the museum. It is exciting!
Written 19 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

njbjm
Atlanta, GA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Loved this quaint museum & beautiful courtyard. There were many interesting paintings & sculptures, benches to sit & relax & clean restrooms. All this for free.
Written 8 January 2024
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL14,863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An incredible museum with a huge Botero collection. The admission to the museum is free. There is a huge courtyard in the middle of the museum. Also they have a great collection of Colombian artists.
Written 30 December 2023
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lucielise
Montreal, Canada147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
AMAZING.. Botero also donated other great painters art from his personal collection but my very favorites were all HIS own work.. just beautiful..
Written 21 December 2023
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