Every cultural trip to Colombia must include visits to the museums of Bogotá. This city boasts one of the largest numbers of museums and cultural centres in Colombia and, additionally, the last Sunday of every month the entrance to almost all of them is free or has a significant discount. Most of them are located in the centre of the city, specialized in all types of themes, from the most recent technology to the nature or history of the country.
One of the most emblematic ones that must be included in any cultural visit to Bogotá is the Colombian National Museum. This art centre invites you to make a unique trip to the essence of Colombia, since it has artworks of all kinds and ages. It also offers very interesting temporary exhibitions that you should consider on your trip.
There are also very curious and attractive museums. This is the case of the Gold Museum, one of the places in the world where you can appreciate the most wonderful metal works of the Pre-Columbian Era, as well as ceramics and unique gold articles.
The Botero Museum of Bogotá is one of the must visits, especially for those who appreciate the art of the 19th and 20th century. In this museum you can enjoy works of Miró, Picasso, Dalí or Renoir, donated before by Botero. This museum boasts one of the largest collections of Botero’s works in the world, with more than 130 exhibits.
Then, we cannot forget in our cultural trip to visit Quinta de Bolívar, a historic centre situated in the house that served as a residence to Simón Bolívar. This museum allows us to discover more about this figure so important in the history of the American continent, throughout personal objects, artworks and traditional elements from that time.
One of the most modern cultural centres in Bogotá is Maloka, an ideal museum to visit with family since it offers the possibility of interacting with many exhibited works. In fact, it is more than a museum, it is an educational play centre designed to bring science to society. You can play, take objects and even watch documentaries and 3d movies.
But if there is a place in Bogotá where modernity prevails, it is MAMBO, Modern Art Museum of the city, characterized by its unique architecture signed by Rogelio Salmona, and offering a schedule full of innovative and incredible plans.
For these types of cultural trips, the most recommended is to look for a central accommodation without giving up the safest and quietest areas in the city, so that you can enjoy some relaxing days in Bogotá. Some of the most outstanding ones belong to Dann Hotels, one of the most emblematic hotel chains in Colombia, with hotels for business, leisure, families and even for long stays.