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Museo de Arte Colonial - Museum Bogotá - Colombia

Originally used as the seat of the Colegio Máximo de la Compañía de Jesús 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

La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia


Getting There

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.

Price Description:


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

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 341-6017
E-mail: museocolonial(at)

Here are other activities in and around La Candelaria that may be of interest: Claustro San Agustín, Casa Quinta de Bolivar, Museo Donación Botero, Museo de Bogotá and Museo Arqueológico.

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
10 Mar 2011

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