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Museo Santa Clara, Bogota

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#6 of 23 in Historic Sites in Bogota
Art Museum Religious Site
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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  • As for churches and ancient buildings there is not much in Bogotá and although it is actually small is beautiful
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  • Great Church that is worth really visit the vault is beautiful and the interior decoration and the altarpiece are incredible
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  • This is one of the earliest churches in Bogota and it's just beautiful. Now made into a museum, and the new art displayed was interesting too, and didn't interfere with the church ambiance.  more »
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  • Interesting site to see. Not much that stands out about this place
  • 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.

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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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