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Bogota, Colombia

Places of Interest

Museums in Bogota

Home to more than 40 museums, Bogotá is ideal as a cultural incentive destination. The Museo Nacional, with its imposing stone‑walled facade, is one of the oldest museums on the American continent and now counts some 20,000 pieces of art among its collection. The world’s most important fine metalworking collection is housed in the Museo del Oro, or Gold Museum. It contains more than 34,000 original gold pieces, and 20,000 objects representing diverse pre‑Columbian cultures. Other world‑renowned collections of art, history, archeology, religion, architecture, and photography often serve as the perfect backdrop for a theme party.

La Candelaria: A Bohemian Neighborhood

Bogota’s most Bohemian section, this picturesque section of the city is also its historic, cultural, artistic and intellectual center. Notable for its steep streets and large colonial houses with tile roofs and wide eaves, it lies at the foothills of a tall peak called Cerro de Monserrate. Among the historically significant structures located in this neighborhood are: City Hall, the Presidential House, the Cardinal’s Palace, the Courts, the Congress and many Ministries. A circuit of museums, restaurants and beautiful historic sites make touring this neighborhood a must.

The Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Hidden beneath the plains and hills of a little town with narrow streets is one of the marvels of Colombia: the Salt Dome of Zipaquirá, one of the largest salt deposits in the world. For the Muisca indigenous group that inhabited the area, salt was the main means of barter. Today, it produces half of the country’s salt. Visitors to the site – which has been called a "Jewel of Modern Architecture" and is a popular place for pilgrimages in the country – can explore the Miner’s Route (with miners’ helmet, light and gloves included): the Stations of the Cross, the descent ramp, chorus and the balconies, the Nartex Complex and the Great Miners’ Chamber.

Plaza Botero in Medellin

Boasting 23 sculptures, this is the world’s largest public exhibit of works by Fernando Botero. The Colombian‑born artist’s fame skyrocketed when two of his corpulent sculptures were selected as focal points of the lobby of the new Time‑Warner Center on New York City’s Columbus Circle.

Pueblito Paisa – Cerro Nutibara

The top of Nutibara hill in Medellin, offers one of the best panoramic views of the city. Is a replica of an early 20th century village, stands atop the hill offering visitors a glimpse of a traditional chapel, school, city hall, parish house, cigar and liquor store, barber shop, drugstore, a two‑story house and a handicrafts shop.

Golf Courses

Colombia is number 3 in Latin America for the number of golf courses, as an international golf destination, Colombia offers more than 50 diverse and challenging courses for its visitors considered by many as the best golf courses in Latin America. These courses were created in magical and exotic settings by famous international designers such as Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player, Mark Mahannah and Jack Nicklaus. Aside from their singular beauty, they offer excellent design and impeccable maintenance.