Museums and Attractions
On the list of names given to the city conquered by the Spaniard Gonzalo Jimenez the Quesada, Bogota, there is: the name the indigenous tribes gave it: Bacata, Santa Fe de Bogota, and after the Independence, just Bogota. On the XIX century it was given the name the Athens of Sudamerica due to the great skills of Bogota’s poets.
Bogota has many museums, most located near La Candelaria. The longest time you will spend walking to the museums near La Candelaria from Bogota Bed and Breakfast INN is 40 minutes. In a taxi it will be 10/20 minutes, depending on traffic. Remember, you can also use Uber. As by now you may know, you can rent a bike and go places faster and easier in our vast network of cycle routs.
When you are in La Candelaria having a museum day you will have the opportunity to have lunch at great restaurants close by. La Candelaria, has a great variety of restaurants from local fare to gourmet. You may want to go to La Puerta Falsa, half block away from Plaza Bolívar. You can also take a break from the visit and go to have coffee at Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez. This complex was designed by Rogelio Salmona, one of our greatest architects in Bogota and Colombia.
Here (in our web site) you will find a document with the most relevant museums in Bogota. This city has more than forty museums with very different perspectives. If you read this chart you may save some time and energy. We did deep research on museums in order to know hours of operation, which ones are free and when, and other important notes. Do not forget that some have discounts for senior citizens.