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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. To visit Museo Santa Clara and other attractions in Bogota, use our Bogota vacation planner.
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  • Visit super interesting art exhibition (paintings and sculptures) in a former convent of poor Clares built in the 17th century. As it is in the historic centre, it is easy and worth knowing.
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  • Former templo-convento, now a Museum, is an exhibition of colonial art neogradino, very interesting for its altarpieces by Tang Golden - huge, the altarpiece of the high altar - and the large amount of exposed colonial paintings. Also the opportunity to know the life of a convent, its passageways and the richness of the art of this period of history. It has digital panels that explain very well what you see. You can also find guided tours. Some Sundays is free entry.
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  • The Organization, structure, combination of elements, aesthetics. It is worthwhile to pay the entrance fee to visit
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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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