Bogota (officially called Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá,
D.C. and formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá) is the capital and largest
city of Colombia administered as the Capital District. Bogota is famous for
its gridlocked streets, a cobblestoned city centre and a mix of
Colonial-era and Neoclassical architecture. Bogota tops this surreal effect
with a stunning line up of top-class museums like museums the Museo Botero
and the Museo del Oro.
Things to do in Bogota
El Museo del Oro (Museum of Gold)
The Museum of Gold is one of the most visited touristic highlights in
Bogota and Columbia. It is home to a jaw-dropping collection of
pre-Columbian gold and other premium metal alloys. The museum also features
the world’s largest collection of gold artefacts.
Museo Nacional de Colombia (National Museum of Colombia)
The National Museum of Colombia features many different collections related
to Columbia’s history, art, and culture. The country’s biggest and oldest
museum, it is located in Bogota and was built in 1823. It is home to over
20000 pieces including works of art and objects across all the periods of
Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia (National Library of Colombia)
Founded in 1777, the National Library of Colombia is one of the oldest
national libraries in the Americas. Its original collection consisted of
books confiscated from the expelled Jesuit community of the Spanish Empire.
The library now has over 2000000 volumes.