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Museo Santa Clara, Bogota

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Art Museum
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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  • An incredible museum - the paintings on the ceiling and the walls are breathtaking. It's well preserved and user friendly, we can read about the exhibits by using the touching screen showing detailed ...  more »
  • The Santa Clara is a stunningly beautiful jewel box of a church. Dripping in gold leaf and high baroque ornamentations, the interior is well preserved and glows in gorgeous blues and reds from the fre...  more »
  • Ample collection of religious artwork from the colonial era with explanations. Plus the architecture is interesting.  more »
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  • Great architecture. Interesting pieces of colonial religious art. Worth the visit.
  • Ample collection of religious artwork from the colonial era with explanations. Plus the architecture is interesting. About a 30 min activity.
  • 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.
  • Amazing space, well looked after and always changing.
  • One colonial church of Bogotá, now opened as an amazing museum.