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 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 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 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…
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). Walking through the (more or less) chronological display of Co…
Museum in Bogotá

Coleccíon de Arte

Most of Banco de la República's permanent Arte Colección, 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…
Cathedral in Bogotá

Catedral Primada

This neoclassical cathedral stands on the site where the first Mass may have been celebrated after Bogotá was founded in 1538 (some historians argue it happened at Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo, just east). Either…
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…
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Museo del Siglo XIX

Nearby the observatory, the fun Museo del Siglo XIX offers a look inside something other than Spanish colonial Bogotá. The museum fills a former Repúblicano-style home built intentionally in English and French style…
Historic Building in Bogotá

Palacio de Justicia

On the northern side of the plaza, this massive, rather styleless edifice serves as the seat of the Supreme Court.