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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  • The Museum is very nice, there are many paintings; as well as the place. No longer are office masses or anything of that. Instead its internal walls you can see various works of art from the period, between large and small. It is definitely a good place to visit
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  • Museology is very well made sure to listen to what you say the nun who lived in this monastery for centuries ago.
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  • It is today a museum but was once a church and preserves your original structure since 1725, the ship is richly decorated as well as your altar. Beautiful paintings and sculptures. No doubt for me the most beautiful church in the historic center.
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  • One of the oldest buildings in Bogotà original a convent, now a museum. Church exhibits and good modern thought provoking installation
  • Incredible Museum, jaw dropping! Must see in Bogota.
  • It is a small museum, but very nice, with lots of art.
  • Interesting site to see. Not much that stands out about this place
  • Great architecture. Interesting pieces of colonial religious art. Worth the visit.

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