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Museo Santa Clara, Bogota

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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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  • Our guide took us here otherwise we wouldn't have gone, and from memory it's behind a formidable looking set of gates and guards - but definitely worth being brave and going through to gain access... 
    Our guide took us here otherwise we wouldn't have gone, and from memory it's behind a formidable looking set of gates and guards - but definitely worth being brave and going through to gain access...  more »
  • Worth a visit. Attractive collection in a beautiful building. Like all public museums, very inexpensive entry. 
    Worth a visit. Attractive collection in a beautiful building. Like all public museums, very inexpensive entry.  more »
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  • Ask the police outside the barricades for permission to get to the front door of the museum. Look for the big banners hanging outside indicating the museum. The area is next to government buildings hence the higher security. Enjoy the beautiful ceiling architecture and altar. There are some nice co-exhibits of recent art in the exhibit area to the right after entering. This section was very good, in my opinion. Some of the other modern art seems out of place when placed together with the older artwork of the building. Maybe the themes didnt quite compliment the existing architecture. Entry price COP 4,000 in 2022 February.
  • This small museum might be an easy miss if you just walk by, but make no mistake, it's jam packed full of beautiful art. You'll find modern and very old art here, both of exquisite quality and state of conservation. Entrance fee is Cop 4000 for locals and foreigners

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