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Museo Santa Clara, Bogota
(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
View the artwork of a church-turned-museum at Museo Santa Clara. This church was built in 1647 and is considered to be one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in the city from its time. Originally belonging to a female religious community, the church became a museum in 1983 and now features a collection of artwork. Inside the structure, you can appreciate the fabulous ornate art on the ceiling and look for colonial pieces by famous artists like Gaspar and Baltasar de Figueroa and Agustin Garcia Fox Useche. The church also displays mural paintings throughout the halls and contemporary art exhibits. To visit Museo Santa Clara and other attractions in Bogota, use our Bogota vacation planner.
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  • The Museum of Santa Clara was I pleasantly surprised, being a Bogotá who had never visited these facilities. It is a convent or cloister of nuns that preserves a complex of tunnels, rooms, flats, crypts and a main Cathedral with a wealth of pictorial details, religious representations and extravagance in frescoes and marcos gold plated everywhere. There are also interactive displays with information and museum objects. Mainly, my comment is in two dimensions: 1) the convent is very well preserved; curatorial work is permanent and strive for decrypting the styles, techniques and ways under which the enclosure is formed for centuries. Absolutely all the details that make up the floor, furniture, paintings, the walls, ceiling, doors, etc., are very well surveys and offers many available to visitors. (2) the accessibility and interaction is very good: it allows visitors questions and conversations with the guides, who are specialised officials who know the history of the convent, its socio-cultural value, its architectural content, aesthetics and the equity fund. They are willing to explain any detail concerning different topics about the place or colonial history in general. At the same time, digital screens where there is information about the paintings, and space of the crypts is digitized to make a virtual tour. You can also go in physical rear galleries of the central nave of the Cathedral, i.e., through which passed the nuns of the cloister. To sum up, there is a good use of space and digital tools providing the venue. Although not too much, it can be said that tools are practical and understandable. Not it visit much people and that is an advantage for power capture all the details (that seem infinite) of the place. There is a good deal of staff and it is advisable to know the colonial history of New Granada, whether alone, in family or couple.
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  • The church now Museum brought together with the beautiful architecture a set of paintings and statues noteworthy although many are not ovisibili for distance and illumination.
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  • It is an interesting site. He likes the culture going to look good. I only suggest caution because the area where it is located.
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  • Wonderful small museum with several electronic displays in English. There is not a whole lot to see, but it is definitely worth it to go. The ceiling is pretty neat.
  • One colonial church of Bogotá, now opened as an amazing museum.
  • Amazing place to visit. Large sample of religious and colonial art
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  • We have chapel which contains religious works of art. Small but cozy Museum
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  • Don't forget to visit it, is a small church with a roof and beautiful altarpieces. Investigate as well how to get, there is no lose but people in Bogota or know that it exists
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