Museo Santa Clara, Bogota

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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. Plan your visit to Museo Santa Clara and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bogota trip planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    One of the convents is oldest in Bogotá with a really nice story and a staggering art collection. You can't miss it.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Absolutely breathtaking. I've never seen a church so gorgeous! It's a small one but what an amazing one. It's no longer a functioning church but they've preseved it so people can come and admire the i...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    This place is an Oasis of peace and beauty in downtown Bogota. Very good atention, and also affordable.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Interesting site to see. Not much that stands out about this place
  • February 18, 2017
    Great architecture. Interesting pieces of colonial religious art. Worth the visit.
  • December 27, 2016
    Ample collection of religious artwork from the colonial era with explanations. Plus the architecture is interesting. About a 30 min activity.
  • October 9, 2016
    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.
  • November 30, 2016
    Amazing space, well looked after and always changing.

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