Museo Santa Clara

Top choice church in Bogotá

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 for free, many visitors pass on this one, but it is a stunner.

Built between 1629 and 1674, the single-nave construction features a barrel vault coated in golden floral motifs that looks down over walls entirely covered by 148 paintings and sculptures of saints. Interactive panels are now available in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.