The Museum of Antioquia is undoubtedly on top of the list of the things to do in Medellin, due to its huge collection and the works of Master Botero.
Founded in late 1881, the Museo de Antioquia (Museum of Antioquia) was the first in its class to feature an art gallery. In its first 60 years, the museum possessed mostly objects from important historical moments of Antioquia and Colombia. From the second half of the 20th century, it’s been emerging as an art museum project.
The famous painter Fernando Botero has made lots of donations to the museum of Antioquia, including several of his own paintings and sculptures. Just outside the museum there is a plaza named after Botero, in which the visitor can admire some of his world-wide recognized enormous sculptures.
Nowadays, this museum collection has over 5 thousand pieces including archaeological material and contemporary art from all periods of Colombian history.
The historical building that incorporates the museum has an area of more than 14 thousand square feet, distributed in 4 stories. It is located in the center of the city, and was declared National Architectural Heritage and was restored in the 90s by the Ferrocarril de Antioquia Foundation.
Museum of Antioquia is located at:
Carrera 52 # 52 – 43
phone: 251 36 36
Hours of operation:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m
Sundays and holidays 10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m
General Ticketing 10,000 COP