Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bogotá

Museo del Oro

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

Museo Botero

Even if you've never heard of Fernando Botero, you'll probably recognize some of his highly distinctive paintings of oversized (read: chubby) characters, including dodgy dictators, fleet-footed dancers, dogs and bir…
Top Choice Church in Bogotá

Iglesia de San Francisco

Built between 1557 and 1621, the Church of San Francisco is Bogotá's oldest surviving church. In the atmospherically dark interior, with its extravagant pews and steady trickle of praying pilgrims, one's eye is imme…
Church in Zipaquirá

Salt Cathedral

Zipaquirá's stunning Catedral de Sal is one of the country's most unique attractions, carved by meticulously removing 250,000 tons of salt and flipping the resulting space into a gorgeous underground Roman Catholic …
Plaza in Bogotá

Plaza de Bolívar

The usual place to start discovering Bogotá is the giant concrete Plaza de Bolívar, the heart of the original town. What it lacks in green foliage it makes up for in grandiosity. In the middle of the square is a bro…
Museum in Bogotá

Colección de Arte

Most of Banco de la República's permanent art collection, which features 800 pieces by 250 different artists spread over 16 exhibition halls at two addresses, is reached via elaborate staircases within the same muse…
Historic Building in Bogotá

Casa de Nariño

On the south side of Plaza de Bolívar, beyond the Capitolio Nacional and reached via Carreras 8 or 7, this is Colombia's neoclassical presidential building, where the country's leader lives and works. To visit, you'…
Museum in Bogotá

Museo Nacional

Housed in the expansive, Greek-cross-shaped building called El Panóptico (designed as a prison by English architect Thomas Reed in 1874), the Museo Nacional explores Colombia's past via archeology, history, ethnolog…
Church in Bogotá

Museo Santa Clara

One of Bogotá's most richly decorated churches, the Santa Clara is also its oldest (along with Iglesia de San Francisco). Deconsecrated in 1968, it was acquired by the government and is now run as a museum, with pai…
Museum in Bogotá

Museo Militar

This two-floor museum is run by military guys in fatigues, and features playful models sporting the history of military uniforms (note the 'antiterrorist' outfit and the insane diving suit); a Korean War room; and a…