3 Must-See Museums in Bogota, Colombia

Visiting the capital city of Colombia? We’ve put together a list of Bogota’s top museums.

Museo Colonial

This museum is a must for those interested in learning more about the rich history of the colonial period of Latin America in general, and Colombia in particular. It is located in the amazing Casa de las Aulas building from the 17th century, and was recently renovated to make it more modern and dynamic.

Address: #9-77 Carrera 6, La Candelaria, Bogotá
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9am-4:30pm; Saturday to Monday from 10am-3:30pm

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Museo de Arte Colonial – Bogotá, Colombia

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Museo Botero

Located in the old center of the city and surrounded by colonial architecture and brightly colored buildings, this museum has a large collection of artworks from around the world—including works by famous artists such as Picasso and Monet. It also contains the largest collection of works by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero, which the museum is named after.

Address: 4-41 Calle 11, La Candelaria, La Candelaria Bogotá
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday from 9am-7pm; Sunday from 10am-5pm; closed on Tuesday.

Museo Nacional de Colombia

The National Museum of Colombia is one of the oldest museums in Latin America. It displays over 2,500 exhibits of art, history, archeology and ethnography, which give an account of the political and cultural history of the country.

Address: 28-66 Carrera 7, San Martin, Santa Fé Bogotá, Bogotá
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-6pm; Sunday from 10am-5pm; closed on Monday.