Colombia

Colombia Attractions

La Candelaria (Historic Old Town)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

And even today it is the cultural heart of modern Bogota’s slapdash modern sprawl: the graceful and carefully planned Spanish colonial city center, known as the Candelaria. The oldest part of the ...  Read more

Museo Botero

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The sensuous silhouettes and deliciously plump proportions of his subjects have become famous the world over. His presidents and prostitutes, bullfights and firefights, capture the Colombian ...  Read more

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Among Bogota’s most popular and spectacular attractions, the Museo del Oro sparkles with more than 55,000 priceless archaeological and artistic treasures. Only a fraction can be displayed at any one ...  Read more

La Catedral Primada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The original foundations for Bogota’s Catedral Primada, more properly called the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, were laid in 1538 when Spanish conquistadores first ...  Read more

MAMM/Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Medellin, birthplace of Botero, loves modern art. And though the tiny original museum (which still hosts some exhibits) was nice, in 2009 the city decided to remodel the fashionably industrial ...  Read more

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Zipaquira’s attractive Spanish Colonial center, built with the wealth of the massive nearby salt mines, was founded in the 1760s some 50km (31mi) north of the Colombian capital. Today the “City of ...  Read more

Museo de Antioquia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Begin in Botero Plaza, the statue studded central park that fronts Medellin’s most popular museum. The plump proportions of these enormous pieces by Colombia’s best beloved artist, Francisco Botero, ...  Read more

San Felipe de Barajas Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cartagena’s strategic significance as Europe’s conquest of the Americas intensified cannot be overstated. Some say that if the British had won the 1741 Battle of Cartagena, that South America would ...  Read more

Convento de la Popa

Gleaming white in its vantage point, high above Cartagena’s protected bay, the Convento de la Popa is visible from almost anywhere in the city. Though it’s a bit of a chore to get here—you’ll need to ...  Read more

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota

Bogota’s Museum of Modern Art, affectionately referred to as MAMBO, offers an entirely different experience than the capital’s other museums. The sleek building, designed by Colombian architectural ...  Read more

Museo Nacional de Colombia

This massive stone-and-brick structure—built originally as a prison—houses Colombia’s first museum, founded in 1823. The imposing structure is now home to more than 20,000 objects that represent ...  Read more

Museum of Modern Art/Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena de Indias

Plaza San Pedro Claver, in front of the museum, is itself a site to behold, studded with whimsical modern sculptures apparently made from spare parts. For more, enter the smallish Museum of Modern ...  Read more

Nabusimake

Deep in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Park in northern Colombia, there is a green valley surrounded by mountains that is home to descendants of the Tayrona people, the Arhuac. Nabusimake is the ...  Read more

Torre Colpatria

The tallest building in Colombia, and second tallest in South America, clocks in at an ear-popping 196 meters (643 feet), rising to fifty stories above the capital. Constructed in 1979 at the ...  Read more

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