Set on a steep hill and anchored by the sweeping Plaza Simon Bolivar is La Candelaria, “Old City” of Bogota. In addition to the charm of its historic colonial architecture is a large grouping of the city’s major art museums. In between exhibits you’ll find La Candelaria is sprinkled with plenty of cafes and local restaurants.
Museo Botero -on display are 123 works of Botero in various medias such as painting, drawing and sculpture. Calle 11 No. 4-41
Casa Moneda -housed in a former mint is this comprehensive exhibition of Colombian art. Calle 11 No. 4-93
Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica -rotating exhibits of contemporary art.
Calle 11 No. 4-21 banrepcultural.org
Museo de La Independencia Casa del Florero -historical museum with a focus on the independence of Columbia. The view below of the vast Plaza Simon Bolivar is from the tiny second floor, 17th century balcony of the museum. Carrera 7 No. 11 – 28
Fundacion Centro Cultural -former industrial space used for contemporary art exhibits. Calle de la Ensenanza 11 fce.com.co