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Iglesia Museo Santa Clara

The simple, unadorned facade of the 17th-century Church of St. Clara gives no hint of the dazzling frescoes that bathe the interior walls. The small museum has paintings and sculpture by various 17th-century artists.

Museo Nacional

The striking building that houses the National Museum was a prison until 1946. Designed by English architect Thomas Reed, the museum is arranged to give you a history of Colombia. Everything from ancient artifacts to contemporary art is on display, including works by Fernando Botero and Alejandro Obregón.

Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango

The modern Luis Angel Arango Library sponsors frequently changing international art exhibits. It is also known for its occasional chamber music concerts.

Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar

Built in 1800, it was donated to Simon Bolívar in 1820 for his services to the fledgling republic. The house has a distinct Spanish flavor and a lovely garden.

Museo Arqueologico

This magnificent mansion, which houses the Museum of Archaeology, once belonged to the Marquís de San Jorge, a colonial viceroy infamous for his cruelty. Today it displays a large collection of pre-Columbian ceramics.

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 are paintings by Vasquez and Figueroa, 17th- and 18th-century furniture, and precious metalwork.

Museo de Oro

 The Museo de Oro contains a comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. The museum's more than 34,000 pieces were gathered -- often by force -- from indigenous cultures, including the Muisca, Nariño, Calima, and Sinú.

Palacio de Narino

The Presidential Palace had to be rebuilt in 1949 following its destruction during El Bogotazo, an uprising sparked by the assassination of Liberal leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán. Although it is not open to the public.

Cerro de Monserrate

Monserrate hill provides exceptional panaromic views of Bogata and beyond.

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 cartridges, and currency minted for use exclusively in Colombia's former leper colonies. This museum is part of the complex that houses the Donación Botero and the Colección Permanente de Artes Plásticas.

Coleccion Permanente de Artes Plasticas

Colombian art collection from the colonial period to the present.

Museo de Arte Moderno

The huge windows in the beautifully designed Museum of Modern Art create a marvelous sense of spaciousness. Peruse the changing exhibits of works by national and international artists.

Donacion Botero

In 2000, world-famous artist Fernando Botero donated dozens of works from his private collection to Colombia. The collection includes 123 of his own paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Equally impressive, however, are his donation of 85 original works of renowned European and North American artists.

Plaza de Toros Santamaria

This a bullfighting event that takes place every year during January and February months.

Iglesia de la Tercera Orden

The intricate carvings on the mahogany altar at the Church of the Third Order are the most beautiful in Bogotá. A local myth claims that the completion of the altar so exhausted sculptor Pablo Caballero that he died a madman.

Plaza del Chorro del Quevedo

This is where conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada and his soldiers celebrated the founding of Bogotá on August 6, 1538. A small fountain here recalls the "Chorro del Quevedo," the brook where the conquistadors quenched their thirst.

Mount Monserrate

Monserrate is 3,190 m above sea level. You have three options of getting yourself to the top of Mount Monserrate. You can climb. The second option is a cable car that carries about 100 people and its goes through a 750 foot long tunnel excavated out of the side of the mountain that takes about 10 minutes. Or you can take the cable car. That ride takes about 3 minutes. When you reach the top you have spectacular views of Bogotá. There is a statue in a glass case ( The lord of Monserrate) which hundreds of cripples flock to and kiss and then retreat to the church to pray.

Cathedral of Salt of Zipaquira

A contender for the eighth wonder of the world, this underground cathedral is being chiseled out of a former salt mine.

La Candelaria

La Candelaria is the most historic / colonial part of Bogotá. All its houses are bright colors, its streets narrow, some cobblestone, each place with its own unique door. It's full of people in the evenings/at night. There's so much to see, and at the top of some of the steep streets you get a breathtaking view of Bogotá.

Plaza de Bolivar

Famous square marking a historic turning point in Columbia's colonial past.

93 Park

This park not only offers you a pleasant and relaxing walk and the chance to catch a glimpse of a famous personality, but also a space to enjoy cultural activities and events, such as Opera and Jazz in the Park

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January 11, 2011