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Las Bovedas.

Las Bovedas (Calle Zerrezuela, Cartagena) – originally built as a network of 23 dungeons (within 15-meter thick city walls) during the Spanish colonial period (18th century), this structure (which once stored munitions and provisions) now house touristy craft and souvenir shops. This has become a popular stop for cruise ship tourists.

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Museo Maloka.

Maloka Museum (Carrera 68D #24A-51, esq. Calle 24C, Bogota) – this is an interactive museum, where visitors can interact with a variety of exhibits that explore scientific & technological topics. There are sections dedicated to demonstrating how current high tech items like PCs and cell phones work, modules of the city of Bogotá that can […]

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Museo Botero.

Museo Botero (Calle 11 #4-41, Bogota) – this museum, managed by the country’s Banco de la Republica, contains 123 artworks (paintings, drawings and sculptures) made by the famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero, along with 85 artworks from other prominent artists (from Marc Chagall to Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Gustav Klimt, and Fernand Leger, among others). […]

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Museo de los Niños.

Museo de los Niños (Calle 63, esq. Carrera 60, Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá) – this museum encourages curiosity and creativity through exhibits and interactive displays that lead children to learn more about science, discovery and the world around them. Certain spaces within the museum are divided based on age-appropriateness, with some exhibits designated only for […]

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Museo Nacional.

Museo Nacional (Carrera 7 #28-66, Bogotá) – located within a one-time prison, visitors to this museum (the oldest in Colombia) have the opportunity to see artifacts from various historic periods – from the pre-Columbian era to the Spanish colonial period, as well as more recent times. Such artifacts include photos, maps, paintings, documents and weapons. […]

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Planetario de Bogotá.

Planetario de Bogotá (Calle 26 # 5-93, Bogotá): ubicado cerca del Parque La Independencia y la Plaza de Toros Santamaria, este planetario se inauguró en 1969 (inspirado por las misiones Apollo a la Luna en ese momento). El planetario incluye un teatro de estrellas, un centro cultural y un museo interactivo para escolares. Un gran […]

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Museo de Oro.

Museo de Oro (Parque de Santander, Carrera 5 esq. Calle 16, Bogotá) – this museum houses over 34,000 gold pieces that go as far back as the pre-Columbian era. It is reputed to be the most important museum in the world.   Admission: COP$3000 (Tuesday-Saturday), free on Sundays; closed on Mondays. Free for children under […]

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Plaza de Bolívar.

Plaza de Bolivar (Carrera 7 #11-10, Bogota) – located in the heart of the Colombia capital, this square has a statue of Simón Bolivar (the Venezuelan who liberated his country, as well as Colombia, Panama & Ecuador from Spanish colonial rule). The Palace of Justice is located north of this square (which earned its place […]

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Primatial Cathedral of Bogota

Primatial Cathedral of Bogota (Plaza Bolívar, Bogota) – this is a Roman Catholic cathedral that’s located on the eastern side of Plaza Bolívar in Bogotá. It acts as the seat of the Archbishop of Bogotá, and is the largest religious house of worship in the Colombia capital. Construction of the cathedral originally began in 1553, […]

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Puerta del Reloj.

Puerta del Reloj (Carrera 7 #4-34, Cartagena) – once known as the “Boca del Puente”, this acts as the main Gateway into the walled-in colonial section of Cartagena. The tower (which includes a four-sided clock) was actually added in 1888. Due in part to the growing tourism activitiy in Cartagena, this structure went through renovations […]