Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Cartagena

Palacio de la Inquisición

The Palace of the Inquisition may today be one of the finest buildings in the city, but in the past it housed the notoriously grisly Inquisition, whose bloody task it was to stamp out heresy in colonial Cartagena. T…
Top Choice Fortress in Cartagena

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

The castillo is the greatest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies. It still dominates an entire section of Cartagena's cityscape today, and should definitely be your first choice of fortress…
Top Choice Museum in Bogotá

Museo del Oro

Bogotá's most famous museum and one of the most fascinating in all of South America, the Gold Museum contains more than 55,000 pieces of gold and other materials from all the major pre-Hispanic cultures in Colombia.…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Agustín

Parque Arqueológico

The 78-hectare archaeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are in total about 130 statues in the park, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples …
Top Choice Gardens in Leticia

Mundo Amazónico

This 29-hectare reserve was designed to preserve endangered flora and fauna of the Amazon, and functions as a center for environmental education. The extensive botanical gardens boast some 700 species of flora that …
Top Choice Museum in Bogotá

Museo Botero

The highlight of Banco de la República's massive museum complex is several halls spread over two floors dedicated to all things chubby: hands, oranges, women, mustached men, children, birds, Fuerzas Armadas Revoluci…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Medellín

Cerro Nutibara

On top of this 80m-tall hill, 2km southwest of the city center, sits the kitschy Pueblito Paisa, a miniature version of a typical Antioquian township. Views across the city from the adjacent platform are stunning. N…
Top Choice Plaza in Villa de Leyva

Plaza Mayor

At 120m by 120m, Plaza Mayor is one of the largest town squares in the Americas. It's paved with massive cobblestones and surrounded by magnificent colonial structures and a charmingly simple parish church. Only a s…
Top Choice Church in Bogotá

Iglesia Museo de Santa Clara

One of Bogotá's most richly decorated churches and also it's oldest (along with Iglesia de San Francisco). It's now run by the government as a museum. Considering all the other churches from the same era that can be…
Top Choice Plaza in Medellín

Plazoleta de las Esculturas

This public space in front of the Museo de Antioquia is home to 23 large bronze sculptures by renowned local artist Fernando Botero. For more Botero, check out the iconic La Gorda, in front of the Banco de la Repúbl…