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  • 1. Museo Botero

    La Candelaria | Museum/Gallery

    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. Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango

    La Candelaria | Library/Archive

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

  • 3. Casa de la Moneda

    La Candelaria | Museum/Gallery

    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

  • 4. Casa de Nariño

    La Candelaria | 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

  • 5. Claustro San Agustín

    La Candelaria | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 6. Colección de Arte del Banco de la República

    La Candelaria | Museum/Gallery

    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

  • 7. Iglesia de la Tercera Orden

    La Candelaria | 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

  • 8. Iglesia de San Francisco

    La Candelaria | 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

  • 9. Iglesia San Diego

    Centro Internacional | 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Plaza de Bolívar

    La Candelaria | Plaza/Square/Piazza

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

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