ICPEN Presidency Colombia - Tourism - Museums
Located in the neighborhood of La Candelaria, the “Museo Botero” represents one of the most famous tourist places in Bogotá, housing more than a hundred works by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero, and other important international artists, including Renoir, Monet, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Gustav Klimt and Salvador Dalí, among others.
Among Botero's works, you can find a wide variety of explorations in oil paintings, drawings and sculptures where the author shows his very characteristic exalted volumes. Among them, one of the most outstanding corresponds to his own version of the Monalisa. Admission is free.
The National Museum of Colombia houses collections on history,
art, and culture of Colombia. Located in Bogotá downtown, is the
biggest and oldest museum in the country. The National Museum of
Colombia is a dependency of the Colombian Ministry of Culture.
The National Museum is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest
in the continent, built in 1823. The museum houses a collection of
over 20,000 pieces including works of art and objects representing
different national history periods. Permanent exhibitions present
archeology and ethnography samples from Colombian artefacts dating
10,000 years BC, up to twentieth century indigenous and afro-Colombian
art and culture. Founders and New Kingdom of Granada room houses
Liberators and other Spanish iconography; the round room exhibits
a series of oleos from Colombia painting history.
Museo del Oro
Museo del Oro
“Museo del Oro” exhibits the largest collection of pre-Hispanic goldsmiths in the world, with about thirty-four thousand pieces from different indigenous cultures, such as Calima, Muisca, Nariño, Quimbaya, Sinú, Tayrona, San Agustín, Tierradentro, Tolima, among others.
Among its outstanding pieces, there is the famous “Muisca Raft”, a small sculpture in gold and copper, associated with the Legend of El Dorado, created by the Muisca culture between 600 and 1600 A.D. Another point of interest of the museum is the building that houses a work of modern architecture, recognized with the National Architecture Prize in 1970.