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Sightseeing and landmarks in Bogota

Art museums

Art Museum
“This sculptor is probably the most famous in Colombia, and there’s a ton of his stuff here. If you’re into art, this is the place for you!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Colonial Museum containing Viceroy-ship art, silver plates, the Virgin of the Light and the most characteristic Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos collection, among other valuable Colombian culture treasures opened its doors. Declared National Monument National in 1975, Las Aulas Cloister is one of the oldest buildings in Bogotá. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
“During your stay you can visit The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Bogota City Tour: $120 USD ($350,000 COP). Prices DO NOT include admission tickets.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
“sencillamente hermoso como fue y como ha avanzado el tema milinar en Colombia.”
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

History Museum
“A Must :-) It is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest in the continent, built in 1823. Its fortress architecture is built in stone and brick. The plant includes arches, domes and columns forming a sort of Greek cross over which 104 prison cells are distributed, with solid wall façade. The museum houses a collection of over 20,000 pieces including works of art and objects representing different national history periods. Permanent exhibitions present archeology and ethnography samples from Colombian artefacts dating 10,000 years BC, up to twentieth century indigenous and afro- Colombian art and culture.”
  • 88 locals recommend
History Museum
“Next door to the Museo Botero, the 10-room Casa de la Moneda houses the Banco de la República's impressive numismatic collection, which also tells the story of the nation where the Americas' first gold coins were minted in the 1620s. Visitors learn about the technology of minting and the history of the 18th century building and receive a commemorative coin. Admission is free. Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm Sun 10 am - 5 pm”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Most beautiful colonial villa you'll find around. Bolivar's countryside house.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“During your stay you can visit The Florero Museum only a few block away. Bogota City Tour: $120 USD ($350,000 COP). Prices DO NOT include admission tickets.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“From here you get a lovely view of the city. I suggest taking the cablecar to reach the top. ”
  • 283 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“It is a beautiful nearby walk. By hiking to the top of the mountain (3-4h) you will see some amazing views of Bogota and the native moor vegetation. You must go between 5 and 6 a.m. to reach the top and return before the park is closed.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Building
“The 70's International Business district became the core of the revitalisation of Bogotás's downtown. A modern downtown with beautiful views of the mountains. Located at some 20 mins biking!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is a mountain that rises to 3,152 metres (10,341 ft) above the sea level. Good view of Bogota. At least 3 hours to visit.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint

Historic sites

History Museum
“A Must :-) It is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest in the continent, built in 1823. Its fortress architecture is built in stone and brick. The plant includes arches, domes and columns forming a sort of Greek cross over which 104 prison cells are distributed, with solid wall façade. The museum houses a collection of over 20,000 pieces including works of art and objects representing different national history periods. Permanent exhibitions present archeology and ethnography samples from Colombian artefacts dating 10,000 years BC, up to twentieth century indigenous and afro- Colombian art and culture.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Plaza
“Main square with a lot of history. You can book free walking tour in english or spanish at the Tourism office located at the Casa de los comuneros.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Teatro de Cristóbal Colón (The Christopher Columbus Theatre), also known as the "Teatro Colón", is located in Bogotá, Colombia and it is the nation's National Theatre. It was built in the Neoclassical style by the Italian architect Pietro Cantini in 1885 and inaugurated on 27 October 1892 [1] on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the discovery of America with a performance of Verdi's Ernani. [2] The auditorium was constructed in the tradition horseshoe-shape and modelled on the layout of the Palais Garnier in Paris, but only about half the size.[1] The Colón Theatre was declared a National Monument on 11 August 1975, and underwent renovations for three years.”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“Next door to the Museo Botero, the 10-room Casa de la Moneda houses the Banco de la República's impressive numismatic collection, which also tells the story of the nation where the Americas' first gold coins were minted in the 1620s. Visitors learn about the technology of minting and the history of the 18th century building and receive a commemorative coin. Admission is free. Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm Sun 10 am - 5 pm”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Most beautiful colonial villa you'll find around. Bolivar's countryside house.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ Es una destacada obra arquitectónica y artística, en su rica ornamentación se resume la inagotable labor artística de talladores, escultores, artesanos y pintores criollos y extranjeros. Su altar mayor, fabulosa creación de Ignacio García de Ascucha y Lorenzo Hernández de la Cámara, es una de las obras maestras del tallado colonial santafereño. *información tomada de la Alcaldía de Bogotá.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“This library is an architectural gem designed by Salmona plus its surrounded by parks .”
  • 40 locals recommend
Library
“With over 1 million books, the Luis Ángel Arango Library is one of the most important public libraries in Latin America as well as a cultural draw. It includes a concert hall, an events center and art expositions. The library's bookshop is a good source of publications related to Colombia. Entry is free. Mon - Sun 8 am - 8 pm banrepcultural.org”
  • 35 locals recommend
Theatre
“Very nice public library with internet access and great spaces to study and read.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Healthy food, good for breakfast and vegan friendly. Colombian ingredients too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Un lugar dedicado al estudio, al quehacer intelectual y educativo, y a la reflexión sobre Colombia y el mundo.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Is a paceful place where you will find free wifi Tintal library is within walking distance (10 min)”
  • 2 locals recommend