Plaza Botero in Medellin, Colombia

Botero Sculptures in Plaza Botero


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The Woman with Fruit in the Botero Sculpture, Botero Plaza Medellin Colombia.

The Morning in Plaza Botero

The morning before leaving my week in Medellin, Colombia, I made it downtown to Plaza Botero, which is named after famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero. The hoped to visit Museo de Antioquia for art and its accompanying inspiration. My first couple of days in Medellin were spent divided between the malls and and Comuna Trece, one of the most devastated and violent sections of Medellin about seven years ago. The malls were surprisingly pleasant and Comuna Trece inspiring (I will write more about this in a future article) but I wanted some history and art and I wanted to feel Colombia beneath my feet — something that malls never do.

By the time I arrived at Botero Plaza, with limited time, I opted for a lengthy stroll around the sculpture garden. Botero’s bronzes are everywhere — and so are the gift shops featuring his work. So were gardeners beautifying the area. The street was alive with fruit peddlers of all sorts, bananas and pineapples were in season. So were guys who sold shade hats and flapping paper birds, all ready with the right price. Below are a few of my favorite photos from my morning in Medellin.

Botero Plaza in Photos

Written and photographed by Devin Galaudet

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Author: Devin Galaudet

Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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  1. Very quirky sculptures! I swear the dog looks more like a cat – must be the whiskers!

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  2. What an artistic area. A lot of people wouldn’t necessarily expect this in an place that has such an intense history – I would imagine that we all have a lot to learn about Colombia as it is today. Can’t wait to find out more!

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    • Hi Kelly,
      Yes, this is in the middle of downtown Medellin. Colombia is doing a lot of work maintaining the area beyond the sculptures. The art museum is also here.

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  3. Hi Mr Galaudet,

    I’m trying to get in touch with you for permission to use 1 of your photos for a school project.

    Thanks.

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  4. Hi Piccu,

    Mr. Galaudet, ouch? Not sure if I was ready for that. What do you want to do?

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  5. Hi Devin,

    Sorry I couldn’t find the link again and never saw your answer back. It’s for a school documentary. I sent you a private email at editor@intheknowtraveler.com.

    Thanks

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