The Botero Museum is an important museum that houses prominent art from Latin America. Located in Bogota, Colombia, this popular tourist destination receives an estimated 500,000 visitors every year.
The name of the Museum comes from Fernando Botero, a Colombian artist and sculptor, known for his oversized characters in his paintings. The museum was founded in 2000, the year Botero decided to donate 100 plus of his own personal collection. It also showcases works from other famous artists, including Monet, Matisse, Picasso and Klimt.
Some of the must-see works include the Pareja Bailando (1987), the parody of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa (1978) and the depictions of the Colombian drug cartel violence in the 80's and 90's.Places nearby:
Gold Museum (Museo de Oro): Glittering Collection of Pre-Columbian Gold 0 km / 0 mi
Paloqueamao Market: Bogota's Culinary Haven 2 km / 1 mi
Park 93: Recreational and Commercial Park 9 km / 5 mi
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira: Worshipping Underground 47 km / 29 mi
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha: Santander's Canyon Amusement Park 285 km / 177 mi