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  • 1. Museo Botero


    In 2000, world-famous artist Fernando Botero made headlines when he donated dozens of works from his private collection to Colombia. Botero...Read More

  • 2. Museo de Oro


    Bogotá's phenomenal Gold Museum contains an astounding collection of pre-Hispanic Colombian artifacts, with more than 34,000 gold pieces (in...Read More

  • 3. Teatro Colón

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Considered one of the oldest opera houses in the Americas, this masterpiece of baroque architecture–-inspired by the Parisian Palais Garnier...Read More

  • 4. Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango


    The modern Luis Ángel Arango Library, one of many cultural institutions in the capital funded by the state bank, sponsors changing international...Read More

  • 5. Casa de la Moneda


    The former national mint displays coins whose gold content was secretly reduced by the king of Spain, slugs made by revolutionaries from empty...Read More

  • 6. Casa de Nariño

    Government Building

    The earliest mentions of this building date back to the mid-1700s, most notably as the home of Antonio Nariño, considered one of Colombia’s...Read More

  • 7. Cerro de Monserrate

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Although dense smog often obscures the skyline, the view of chaotic Bogotá from Monserrate Hill is still breathtaking, and the sunsets are...Read More

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  • 8. Claustro San Agustín


    A former Augustinian cloister dating from 1583, this is one of Bogotá's oldest surviving buildings. This stunning building, previously known...Read More

  • 9. Colección de Arte del Banco de la República


    This large collection, in the same complex as the Museo Botero, is an overview of Colombian art from the colonial period to the present, including...Read More

  • 10. Iglesia de la Tercera Orden

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The intricate carvings on the mahogany altar at the 1761 Church of the Third Order are the most beautiful in Bogotá. A local myth claims that...Read More

  • 11. Iglesia de San Francisco

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 16th-century Church of St. Francis is famous for its fabulous Mudéjar interior, carved with geometric designs borrowed from Islamic tradition...Read More

  • 12. Iglesia Museo Santa Clara


    The simple, unadorned facade of the 17th-century Church of St. Clara gives no hint of the dazzling frescoes—the work of nuns once cloistered...Read More

  • 13. Iglesia San Diego

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This simple two-aisle church built by Franciscan monks in the early 17th century once stood on a quiet hacienda on the outskirts of colonial...Read More

  • 14. Museo Arqueológico


    The magnificent mansion that houses the Museum of Archaeology—the facility is colloquially known around town as the MUSA—once belonged to the...Read More

  • 15. Museo de Arte Moderno

    Centro Internacional | Museum/Gallery

    The huge windows in the Museum of Modern Art create a sense of spaciousness, the redbrick exterior marking it as another of famous Colombian...Read More

  • 16. Museo Nacional

    Centro Internacional | Museum/Gallery

    The striking building that houses the National Museum was a prison until 1946; some parts, particularly the narrow top-floor galleries, maintain...Read More

  • 17. Plaza de Bolívar


    Surrounded by stately structures, this square marks the spot where Bogotá was declared the seat of New Granada's colonial government. Today...Read More

  • 18. Plaza de Toros Santamaría

    Centro Internacional | Sports Venue

    Bogotá's bullring was designed by Rogelio Salmona in a traditional Andalusian style. No bullfights have taken place here since 2012, due to...Read More

  • 19. Quinta de Bolívar

    Barrio Las Nieves | Historic Home

    Simón Bolívar, the revolutionary hero who drove the Spanish from the northern half of the continent, passed the last years of his life in this...Read More

  • 20. Museo de Arte Colonial


    Renovations in 1999 helped preserve this 17th-century Andalusian-style mansion, home of the Museum of Colonial Art. In its substantial collection...Read More

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