ViaHero • October 18, 2018
Bogota is home to over 40 museums, so it can be hard narrowing down which ones to see and which to skip. To make matters even more complicated, most museums in Bogota are closed on Mondays (but not all). Lucky for you, our local travel gurus are here to make sure you see all the best and skip the so-so stuff while you galavant through your trip to Colombia.
Your Colombia itinerary isn’t complete without a trip to the Gold Museum. Bogota’s Museo del Oro is a one of a kind exhibit with more gold than you could ever dream of—over 55,000 pieces, to be exact! With the largest collection of pre-Columbian artifacts anywhere in the world, the Gold Museum is a Bogota highlight you can’t miss.
Closed Monday | 9 AM–6 PM Tuesday–Saturday | 10 AM–4 PM Sunday
Move out of the way, mainstream museums—the Banco de la Republica is taking the spotlight! This group of museums is a hit with locals and travelers alike because it’s packed with cool art galleries and collections that you won’t find anywhere else. From Botero sculpture to colonial painting, the Banco de la Republica is loaded with treasures. Located in the La Candelaria neighborhood right in the heart of Bogota, all the museums are within walking distance of each other. Plus, admission is cheap—and at some places, free—so it’s a great place to go if you want to do Bogota on a budget.
9 AM–5 PM Tuesday–Thursday | 10 AM–4 PM Saturday–Sunday | Closed Monday
Looking for something to do in Colombia with the youngsters? Well, look no further than the Museo de Los Niños! It’s fun, interactive, and full of chocolate and bubbles—what’s not to love? Local tip: the museum is pretty far from the city center, so you’re best off taking an Uber to get there.
9 AM–3:30 PM Wednesday–Sunday | Closed Monday–Tuesday
10 AM–6 PM Tuesday–Saturday | 10 AM–5 PM Sunday | Closed Monday
10 AM–6 PM Tuesday–Saturday | 12 PM–5 PM Sunday | Closed Monday