Museo de Antioquia
Museo de Antioquia
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The Museo de Antioquia, located in Medellín, Colombia, is a cultural treasure that captivates visitors with its rich history and varied art collection. Its halls house a fascinating display of masterpieces by leading local and international artists, from painting and sculpture to photography and contemporary art. The museum not only offers a visually stunning experience, but also invites visitors to immerse themselves in the cultural identity of Antioquia through interactive exhibits and educational programs.
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  • Berrío Park • 3 min walk
  • San Antonio • 8 min walk
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  • 4historyandculture
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,541 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    He deliberately changes human body proportions. There is a good reason behind each work.
    We came here with our tour group. The tickets were included.we went up the steps to see the Botero collection. His oversized sculptures and pleasant colored paintings were wonderful. And the fact that he kept donating his works to the museum was impressive. There was a life size cardboard poster of the artist just outside the gift shop for visitors to take photos with. Photos were not allowed inside the museum. This visit was worth coming.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Tom H
    New York City, New York19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THE museum for Botero's art collection. It's amazing.
    Be careful in the neighborhood. Lots and lots of homeless laying in the street and sketchy looking roads and street shops. You can't take pictures of the Botero exhibit, which is huge! Gah! Apart from that, a really exceptional museum highlighting Colombian and Latin American art through the ages. There is a nice cafe on the ground floor.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 August 2023
  • turps66
    Buga, Colombia154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Botero’s home museum
    A very good collection of the works of Botero is the main attraction. However the contemporary art is interesting too. As always with contemporary art some works attract you whilst others leave you cold. The cafe Urbania I would highly recommend for excellent empanadas and quality coffee.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Rschagrin
    Delray Beach, Florida17,117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Museum
    Outstanding museum with a large collection of Botero who was born and raised in Medellin. You can't take photographs of Botero's work in the Botero galleries. Quite an extensive body of work, mainly painting. There are a huge amount of his sculptures in the plaza in front of the Museum.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2023
  • beetcanner
    674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Gotta Love Botero
    This is quite the place. Before you even enter the building, you walk through the plaza amidst Botero sculptures. Get your camera ready. Inside the museum enjoy the various exhibits. Most notable is the Botero exhibit of paintings, pencil drawing and more sculptures. Either you love or hate Botero. At first blush his sculptures appear to glorify obesity, but that dissolves when you consider the symbolism in each piece. And symbolism is big in understanding Botero.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Ph C
    Los Angeles, California73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fernando Botero for beginners.
    I have to admit to being less than excited at the initial prospect of visiting this museum. I was really happy to have my mind changed.The quality and the exhibition of these works really surprised me.This is the largest collection of Botero’s paintings.Although I was familiar will many of them seeing his works displayed gave me a whole new appreciation of his incredible talent. I was very grateful for many of the bilingual labels and explanations throughout the museum. The variety as well as the quality of the art displayed here was inspiring. It says a lot for the thought that went into these exhibits that I spent as long as possible here. I would thoroughly recommend this museum experience.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2024
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A K
Wilmington, NC18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I must do when you are in Medellin. Phenomenal experience, right next to Botero Square so you get to experience all of the outdoor sculptures as well.
Written 11 February 2024
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Ph C
Los Angeles, CA73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I have to admit to being less than excited at the initial prospect of visiting this museum.
I was really happy to have my mind changed.The quality and the exhibition of these works really surprised me.This is the largest collection of Botero’s paintings.Although I was familiar will many of them seeing his works displayed gave me a whole new appreciation of his incredible talent. I was very grateful for many of the bilingual labels and explanations throughout the museum.
The variety as well as the quality of the art displayed here was inspiring.
It says a lot for the thought that went into these exhibits that I spent as long as possible here.
I would thoroughly recommend this museum experience.
Written 6 February 2024
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Nina D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I’ve been to a lot of museums in the world (and love them),but this one is really special. Gorgeous Art Deco building with maroon-colored travertine floors outlined in shining brass strips, beautiful metal grillwork over the windows, interior courtyards with little nooks to enjoy a coffee by burbling fountains. No crowds, no hassle, no noise. After enjoying the Botero sculptures (and the fun way people respond to them!) outside on the plaza, we didn’t expect to be fully wowed by the enormous display of his work (generously donated) covering half the third floor inside. From pencil drawings, to pastels, to sculpture and especially painting after painting - some of them illuminated with spotlights in a dark room, like a glowing jewel box - this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to appreciate the breadth of his talent up close in a quiet, peaceful, immaculate environment and to really witness the finesse, charm and humor of his work. He loved people and animals and his generous spirit is contagious. I will never look at his work the same way again. Bonus? Two more floors below of some interesting 20th C work that’s a strong tribute to Colombia’s challenged past and promising future. There’s enough wall text in English that we could follow along without being Spanish speakers. Don’t miss this remarkable experience.
Written 6 February 2024
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clunysouth
Vancouver, Canada28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
No benches or chairs! Might sound petty but this is a huge exhibition space with almost zero seating in any of the exhibition rooms. After an hour of walking and looking at art my legs were aching so in desperation I sat on the floor against a wall of windows to take a break only to be told by a museum concierge that sitting was not permitted! Since entrance is $10 dollars per person, this is really not acceptable. Considering the majority of customers are likely older people (I am a fairly fit 58 year old) to have no where to pause to look at the art and contemplate it seems insane. Compare this to the Tate, MOMA or other similar spaces where benches are abundant. Felt like a conveyer belt where we were not meant to stop! Do not visit this museum if you have been walking around Medellin first, as I had, or you will be exhausted and frustrated.
Written 2 February 2024
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carolina m
Santa Marta, Colombia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It has a really deep and meaningful exposition of the last decades of Colombian violence, and also a good collection of Botero. I highly recommend it
Written 30 January 2024
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beetcanner
Southern Nevada674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is quite the place. Before you even enter the building, you walk through the plaza amidst Botero sculptures. Get your camera ready. Inside the museum enjoy the various exhibits. Most notable is the Botero exhibit of paintings, pencil drawing and more sculptures. Either you love or hate Botero. At first blush his sculptures appear to glorify obesity, but that dissolves when you consider the symbolism in each piece. And symbolism is big in understanding Botero.
Written 27 January 2024
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL17,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Outstanding museum with a large collection of Botero who was born and raised in Medellin. You can't take photographs of Botero's work in the Botero galleries. Quite an extensive body of work, mainly painting. There are a huge amount of his sculptures in the plaza in front of the Museum.
Written 31 December 2023
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turps66
Buga, Colombia154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A very good collection of the works of Botero is the main attraction.

However the contemporary art is interesting too. As always with contemporary art some works attract you whilst others leave you cold.

The cafe Urbania I would highly recommend for excellent empanadas and quality coffee.
Written 17 December 2023
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Tom H
New York City, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Be careful in the neighborhood. Lots and lots of homeless laying in the street and sketchy looking roads and street shops.
You can't take pictures of the Botero exhibit, which is huge! Gah! Apart from that, a really exceptional museum highlighting Colombian and Latin American art through the ages.
There is a nice cafe on the ground floor.
Written 30 August 2023
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Josef K
Epsom, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A fantastic variety of art styles with a whole floor devoted to Botero. Truly captures Colombia and its people. Including some dark art. The cafe was wonderful as well.
Written 25 August 2023
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