Originally used as the seat of the Colegio MÃ¡ximo de la CompaÃ±Ãa de JesÃºs en la Nueva Granada in the latter half of the 17th Century, this Spanish colonial-styled building was converted into a museum in the 1940s. Visitors will not leave unimpressed, as a renovation to the building in the late 1990s brought the place up to standard. The museum houses unforgettable works by Vasquez and Figeroa and portraits of key players in the colonial period. There are also the ubiquitous antiquities and furniture from the colonial era on display as well.
Carrera 6 No. 9-77, La Candelaria
Stray up the hill one street from Cra 7 and one block over from the Plaza de Bolivar and you are here.
Travel Tips: Free guided tours Tuesday, Friday 3 p.m.
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m., weekends 10 a.m.
Open Hours to:Tuesday-Friday 5 p.m., weekends 4 p.m.
Days Closed:Closed Monday.
Travel Skills: None
All of the Candelaria
E-mail: museocolonial(at) mincultura.gov.co