Museo Nacional/ National Museum
Adress Carrera 7 No. 28-66
Phone Number 381 6470
Hours Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission and Ticketing permanent expositions: free Admissions for temporary expositions may vary
Short Description The collections from the National Museum of Colombia show the history and cultural heritage of the nation. The visitor will find traces from the first inhabitants of the country, material culture from prehispanic societies, objects from indigenous and afro-colombian ethnography as well as different periods of Colombian history, and an art collection that ranges from the colonial period to the the first modernists such as: Fernando Botero, Alejandro Obregón, Guillermo Wiedemann, Juan Antonio Roda, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, Edgar Negret and Enrique Grau.


Museo Botero/ Botero Museum
Adress Calle 11 # 4-41
Phone Number (571)3431316 – (571)3431111 ext 2909
Hours Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission and Ticketing free
Short Description The art collection donated by Colombian master artist Fernando Botero is considered the most important donation in the Country's history. The donation was given to Colombia's Central Bank (Banco de la República) and includes 123 works of art by Botero.

Likewise, the donation includes 85 works of art by the most representative artists from the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century such as Picasso, Renoir, Dalí, Matisse, Monet, Degas, Chagall, Giacometti, Bonnard, and others.


Colección de Arte del Banco de la República / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection
Adress Calle 11 # 4-21
Phone Number (571)3431316 – (571)3431111 ext 2909
Hours Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Admission and Ticketing free
Short Description This art collection is one of the richest art museums in Latin America. Within its premises you can find colombian artworks coming from different periods of history, as well as a collection that offers an overview of some european and american artists from the XV to the XX century. These artists include masterminds such as Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, Gustave Courbet, Wassily Kandinsky, among many others.


Museo del oro /Gold Museum
Adress Cra. 6 #15-88
Phone Number 3432222
Hours Monday to Saturday: 09:00 a.m.- 06:00 p.m. / Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Admission and Ticketing Tuesday to Saturday and Holidays: $3.000 Sunday: free
Short Description The Gold Museum is a must for any one visiting Bogotá. The museum preserves, investigates and displays a magnificent collection of prehispanic objects, including the famous gold artifacts elaborated by prehispanic societies that lived in Colombian territory.


 Casa de la Moneda/ Coin House Museum
Adress Calle 11 # 4-93
Phone Number 3431221 - 34311 11 Ext. 1997
Hours Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Admission and Ticketing Free
Short Description The museum offers a general overview of Colombian history, highlighting relevant facts from its national life. The general exhibit offers a modern and didactic experience, illustrated with graphs and objects that show the technical processes used in the production of coins and bills.


Casa-Museo Quinta de Bolivar
Adress Calle 21 No. 4a - 31 este
Phone Number 336 6419 - 336 6410 - 284 6819
Hours Tuesday to Friday:
9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays:
10 a.m- 4:00 p.m.

Guided visit: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Guided visit in English: Wednesday 11 a.m.
Admission and Ticketing Adults: $3.000
Students (with valid ID): $2.000
Children under 12: $1.000
Children under 5 and seniors: free

Sundays free

Short Description The Casa Museo Quinta de Bolívar allows visitors to walk around Simon Bolivar's house in Bogotá and explores several aspects of this historical figure.


Museo Colonial/ Museum of Colonial Art
Adress Carrera 6 No. 9 - 77
Phone Number 341 6017
Hours Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Admission and Ticketing Adults: $3.000 Children between 5 and 12: $500
Students (with valid ID): $2.000
Short Description Through new museographic proposals and new approaches towards history, culture and art, the Museum presents the most complete Colonial Art Collection from Colombia.


Museo Santa Clara/ Santa Clara Museum Church
Adress Carrera 8 No. 8 - 91
Phone Number 337 6762
Hours Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Admission and Ticketing Adults: $3.000 Children between 5 and 12: $500
Students (with valid ID): $2.000
Short Description This building, which was constructed during the first half of the seventeenth century, was part of the cloister convent of the Poor Clares nuns, and it currently hosts the religious art museum bearing the name of Saint Clare of Assisi. The external austerity and severity contrast with the internal richness extensive regarding carvings, sculptures, altarpieces, canvas paintings, mural paintings and furniture.


Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá/ Modern Art Museum of Bogota
Adress Calle 24 N. 6 - 00
Phone Number 2860466
Hours Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Admission and Ticketing Adults: $4.000 Seniors, students and teachers with valid ID: $2.000
Short Description Through its expositions, the MAMBO promotes colombian talent and exposes the most significant creations of Colombia´s young artists.




La Candelaria

The colonial heart of the capital, La Candelaria is filled with 300-year-old houses, numerous churches and several key museums. The best place to start a rewarding walk is Plaza de Bolívar, the city’s main square that has evolved much over the centuries. Dominating gazes here is the Catedral Primada, Bogotá’s largest church –  it reputedly sits on the site of the first mass held after the city’s founding in 1538. Finished in 1823, it is the latest of several Catholic buildings here.


Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo

Some say Bogotá was originally founded here, in this plaza lined with cafes, a small white church and many street vendors. It is a public space with colonial and early 20th century's architecture. On Friday afternoons (at 5pm) there are storyteller sessions.

Address: Carrera 2, Calle 12B


Plaza de Bolívar

Plaza de Bolívar is the heart of the original town of Bogota. In the middle of the square is a bronze statue of Simón Bolívar (cast in 1846), the work of an Italian artist, Pietro Tenerani. On the eastern side of the square is the Catedral Primada of Bogotá, built between 1807 and 1823, and near it is the Holy Chapel, which was built at the end of the 17th century. On the northern side of the square is the Palace of Justice which houses the Supreme Court. On the southern side of the square is the National Capitol, which is the seat of the Colombian Congress. On the west side of the square there is a French style building known as the Liévano building which is the seat for Bogotá's Mayor.

Address: Carreras 7 y 8, Calles 10 y 11


Cerro de Monserrate

Monserrate is a mountain dominating the east of La Candelaria, from which you can take a very wide view of the city. It has been an important pilgrimage site for Bogotanos since the founding of the church that sits at the top of the mountain in 1640. There are three ways to reach the church and its beautiful views from the city: a cableway, a funicular and a footpath (it has a 512 mt rise in elevation up to 3152 meters above sea level).

Address: Carrera 2 Este No. 21-48 Paseo Bolívar


Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:30a.m. – 12a.m. (midnight) (you can buy tickets until 10:30p.m.); Sundays: 6:30a.m. – 6:30p.m.; holidays: 7:00a.m. – 6:30p.m. (you can buy tickets until 5:30 in both Sundays and holydays).


Quinta De Bolívar

Right at the foot of Cerro de Monserrate, this historic-house museum is set in the middle of beautiful gardens. The mansion was built in 1800 and donated to Simón Bolívar in 1820 in gratitude for his leading the country to freedom from Spanish colonial rule. Bolívar spent 423 days here over nine years. Its rooms are filled with period pieces, including Bolívar's sword.

Address: Calle 21 No. 4A -30 Este


Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. Guided tours in English: Wednesdays at 11:00a.m.


Teatro Colón

The Teatro Colón, with its Italian-style facade, is the National Theatre. It was built in neoclassical style by the Italian architect Pietro Cantini in 1885 in the traditional horseshoe-shape and was modelled on the layout of the Palais Garnier in Paris. Today, the theater hosts concerts, opera, ballet, plays and even electronic DJs.

Address: Calle 10 No. 5-32


Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Sunday: 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.


Parque Simón Bolívar

At 360 hectares, this park is slightly larger than New York's Central Park. This spot has lakes, bike paths and walkways, public libraries, stadiums and it is hosts many public events. The Simón Bolívar' station on TransMilenio's E line reaches the east end of the park (at Av Ciudad de Quito and Calle 64).

Address: Calles 63 y 53, carreras 48 y 68


Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m.


Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis

West of the Parque Simón Bolívar (reachable by foot via a pedestrian bridge over Av 68, then past the El Salitre sports complex), the Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis has a variety of national flora from different climatic zones, some in gardens and others in greenhouses.

Address: Calle 63 No. 68-95


Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.


Catedral de sal de Zipaquirá

A Cathedral built inside an underground salt mine, the Salt Cathedral is located some 50km north of Bogota, just outside the village of Zipaquirá. Visitors descend into underground tunnels, which lead them almost 200m below ground level and past 14 small chapels. Each of these salt chambers is adorned with a large rock cross and lit with ever changing lights – the chapels are meant to represent the Stations of the Cross from Jesus' crucifixion day. The Cathedral itself marks the culmination of the tour.

Address: Cra 6 Calle 1 Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca.


Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.