Attractions

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 Museum in Bogotá

Museo Botero

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

Museo Santa Clara

One of Bogotá's most richly decorated churches and also its 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 can be seen …
Top Choice Church in Bogotá

Iglesia de San Francisco

Built between 1557 and 1621, the Church of San Francisco, just west of the Museo del Oro, is Bogotá's oldest surviving church. Of particular interest is the extraordinary 17th-century gilded main altarpiece, which i…
Plaza in Bogotá

Plaza de Bolívar

The usual place to start discovering Bogotá is Plaza de Bolívar, the heart of the original town. In the middle of the square is a bronze statue of Simón Bolívar (cast in 1846), the work of Italian artist Pietro Tene…
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

This museum is housed in the expansive, Greek-cross-shaped building called El Panóptico (designed as a prison by English architect Thomas Reed in 1874). It is undergoing a major modernization that will last through …
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…
Museum in Bogotá

Quinta de Bolívar

About 250m downhill to the west from Monserrate station, this lovely historic-home museum is set in a garden at the foot of the Cerro de Monserrate. The mansion was built in 1800 and donated to Simón Bolívar in 1820…