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Plaza Botero - Medellín, Antioquia

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"Park in downtown Medellin named after Fernando Botero, a famous Colombian artist known for his sculptures of voluminous figures. Plaza Botero features 23 of Botero's bronze sculptures, which are some of the most recognizable and beloved artworks in Medellin. - Located 3 min walk from Parque Berrio stop on Metro *This was the only place in Medellin where we felt slightly unsafe. The park itself felt safe as there were many other tourists but we wouldn't recommend wandering too much in the downtown area and be very diligent if with your valuables. "
"Many tourists skip this one, but we would recommend that you don't! Take a Centro walking tour. Sure El Poblado is amazing, but you can't leave Medellín without having a real dose of what local Colombian life is really like. In Centro, make sure to visit Parque Botero which is full of many unique sculptures created by the famous artist, Fernando Botero. You'll also learn about the history of Medellín, the Narco era, and how despite its dark past Medellín blossomed into the incredible city that it is today. "
"This place has an awesome church in the square with lots of Botero sculptures. There's also a lot of Vendors and hustlers trying to make some money and it is SURROUNDED with people trying to sell things which kind of takes away from the majesty and can induce some anxiety! It's absolutely worth a walk through but we left pretty quickly! 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲: Be on guard here, Very Busy places are usually great pick-pocket opportunities "

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