Museums & Monuments

Museo del 20 de Julio. Casa del Florero
The house shows the place where the independence movement started in Bogota, due to a vase. Tuesday to Friday: 09:00-17:00. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-16:00. English guided tours on Wednesday: 15:00. Sundays free. Carrera 7 Nº. 11-28. Zona Centro.
Iglesia de Santa Clara
Colonial church, now museum, showing important works of art from the period. Tuesday to Friday: 09:00-17:00. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-16:00. Closed on Monday. Carrera 8 Nº. 8-91. Zona Centro.
Museo de Artes Visuales Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Showcasing the proyects of art students, teachers and alumni, as well as exhibiting the works of renown artists at the national and international level. Monday to Friday: 09:00-19:00. Saturday 10:00-14:00. Carrera 4 Nº. 22-40. Zona Centro.
Monserrate
The highest mountain to the east of the city with famous views. Cable car, funicular and pedestrian access to the top of the mountain where the church and restaurants are. Carrera 2 Este Nº. 21-48. Zona Centro.
Plaza de Toros Santa Maria
Built at the beginning of the XX century. Hosted the bull fights for the city during the time when the events were legal. Today stands as a monument. Carrera 6 Nº. 26-50. Zona Centro.
Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional
Museum of the National University holding 400 pieces that represent modern Colombian art, and 1600 engravings from the Lourve. Enphasis on electronic arts. Carrera 30 Nº. 45-03. Chapinero.
Catedral Primada
The cathedral of the city. Visited for religious reasons and because of its architecture and decor. Located at Carrera 7 Nº. 10-80. Zona Centro.
Casa del Marques de San Jorge.
Hosts the archeological museum exhibiting pieces of the pre Colombian cultures that resided in the country. Monday to Friday: 08:30-17:00. Saturday: 09:00-16:00. Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Carrera 6 Nº. 7-43. Zona Centro.
Museo de Arte Colonial
Showing paintings from the most important Colombian colonial artists. Tuesday to Friday: 09:00-17:00. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-16:00. Closed on Monday. Carrera 6 Nº. 9-77. Zona Centro.
Parque and Museo del Chico
House and gardens showing an example of rural architecture in Colombia in the XVIII century. Monday to Friday: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. Saturday: 08:00-12:00. Carrera 7 Nº. 93-01. Zona Norte.
Casa de la Moneda
Showing a collection of coins and paper money. Monday to Saturday: 09:00-19:00. Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-17:00. Closed on Tuesdays. Calle 11 Nº. 4-41. Zona Centro.
Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Designed by famous late architect Rogelio Salmona, the centre holds auditoriums, halls and exhibition rooms. Open Monday to Saturday: 09:00-19:00. Sunday and Holidays: 10:30-17:00. Calle 11 Nº. 5-60. Zona Centro.
Museo de Botero
The museum holds the private collection of Botero, famous Colombian artist including some of his works and works of international artist. Monday to Saturday: 09:00-19:00. Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-17:00. Closed on Tuesdays. Calle 11 Nº. 4-4. Zona
Museo del Oro
The permanent collection of the gold museum shows the history of gold in pre hispanic cultures. Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00-18:00. Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-16:00. Calle 16 Nº. 5-41. Zona Centro.
Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica
Two halls exhibiting the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions of artworks. Monday to Saturday: 09:00-19:00. Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-17:00. Closed on Tuesdays. Calle 11 Nº. 4-41. Zona Centro.
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar
House of Simon Bolivar. It shows the history of the property and life of the XIX century. Tuesday to Friday: 09:00-17:00. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-16:00. English guided tours on Wednesday: 11:00. Sundays free. Calle 20 Nº 2 Este-91. Zona Centro.
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota
Museum of modern art known as MAMBO, showing the works of contemporary artists. Guided visits in English and French can be scheduled by sending an email in advance. Calle 24 Nº. 6-00. Zona Centro.
Plaza de Bolivar
The main square of the city of Bogota, named after the hero Simon Bolivar, his monument sits on the middle of the square. Access to the various museums and views of the cathedral and the capitol. Carrera 7 and Calle 10. Zona Centro.
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Permanent collection exhibiting objects from the first colombian settlers to contemporary colombian artists. Temporary exhibitions form international museums. Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-18:00. Sunday: 10:00-17:00. Carrera 7 Nº. 28-66. Zona Centro.
Iglesia de San Francisco
400 year old church showing art, architecture and decor from colonial times. Monday to Friday: 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00. Saturday: 08:00-12:00. Calle 16 Nº. 7-35. Zona Centro.

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