[updated July 2019]
When visiting Medellin, you must see the Botero sculptures in at the Plaza Botero. The rotund people and animal sculptures are what Colombia’s Fernando Botero is most famous for.
Colombia is rich with culture and there are so many great things to do in Medellin. The city felt safe and friendly. I found getting around quite easy and enjoyed exploring various neighborhoods and foods.
Medellin’s Fernando Botero
Fernando Botero is perhaps Medellin’s most famous son (well, besides that dead Pablo guy). Most known for his paintings and sculptures of rotund people and animals, he has achieved international recognition and has exhibitions across the world.
One of the best places to check out his work for free in Medellin is at Plaza Botero which is full of his gorditas. People love to pose next to and touch the fatties.
And go here for a great guide on what to do in Medellin.