Museo Botero Tours

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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 experience with a whimsy that belies otherwise serious scenes shattered by earthquakes, war and relationships. All are instantly recognizable as Botero.

While Fernando Botero’s unparalleled talent across multiple mediums—from sculpture to watercolor to charcoal—has earned him international acclaim, it is his generosity that has made the artist Colombia’s favorite son. At the peak of his fame, the artist donated 208 pieces to the government of Colombia including 85 pieces by other masters including Chagall, Renoir and Monet. The entire collection was valued at $200 million; you are invited to enjoy it all for free.

You are beckoned into the museum—which Botero designed himself, as part of the deal—by a huge (and of course, pudgy) hand, the backdrop to one of Bogota’s classic photo ops. From here, you’ll wend your way past two stories of some of Botero’s best work. Enormous canvases pack a punch in the cool, white galleries while smooth, gleaming sculptures—some innovatively displayed, such as Adam and Eve—provoke as much thought as pleasure. The international masters are just as lovingly displayed.

The 1753 Casa de Moneda (House of Money) and Banco de la Republica Art Collection, both in the same complex and free to the public, are also well worth a wander.
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Address: Calle 11 no. 4-41, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
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Private Botero Museum Guided Tour Including Entrance Fee

Fernando Botero is one of Colombia’s most iconic and influential artists and the Botero Museum is devoted to his life and works, as well as housing his personal art collection. This 3-hour private tour will help you get the most out of your visit as you marvel over Botero masterpieces and admire works by Miró, Dalí, Picasso, and Monet. Hotel pickup and entrance fees are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$22.67 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$22.67 USD

Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

Discover the best of Bogotá’s tourist attractions, covering its most famous neighborhoods, museums and sights on this tour with optional 5-hour or 8-hour itineraries. Explore the cobblestoned streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood, see the city’s historic district and La Catedral Primera (Prime Cathedra), view gold artifacts at the famed Museo de Oro and take a cable car to the famous Mount Monserrate. Your trip also includes a guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and lunch (with the 8-hour tour option).
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$72.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$72.00 USD

Bogotá Layover Private City Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transport

Make the most of your Bogotá layover with this sightseeing tour of the city, modified to fit your flight schedule and accompanied by private guide. Have a chance to experience some of the Colombian capital’s top sights, including the historic La Candelaria neighborhood, the Botero Museum, Monserrate Sanctuary, a Colombian shopping mall or lunch at an authentic local restaurant. You choose the places to visit based on your interests and connecting flight times. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation to and from the airport, plus all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$37.34 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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La Candelaria, Mount Monserrate and Museo del Oro in One Day in Bogota

If you’ve got limited time in Bogota, get a comprehensive overview of Colombia’s capital on a full-day tour of La Candelaria (Historic Old Town), Mount Monserrate, and Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). In a small group limited to five people, you’ll explore the mountaintop neighborhood of Monserrate; admire landmarks such as Parque Santander and Plaza Bolivar in La Candelaria, the oldest part of the city; and admire glimmering exhibits at Museo del Oro (Gold Museum). Hotel pikcup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$75.00 USD

Bogota Layover Tour - 3 hours

With even a short layover in Bogotá, you can explore artistic graffiti, local markets, or historic landmarks, then head to the summit of Monserrate for sweeping views across the city. Make the most of a Bogotá layover with a fully flexible, private tour that’s customized to your interests and schedule, and ensures that you’ll arrive back at the airport in time for your departing flight.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$39.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day Tour Discovering Bogotá

Combine a history-themed sightseeing trip to Bogotá’s Candelaria area with a trip to the Monastery at Monserrate on this 5-hour trip. Check out highlights like the Botero Museum, La Quinta de Bolivar, the Gold Museum, and more. After an included lunch, you’ll take a cable car to the top of Monserrate to view the Colombian capital from above.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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$64.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Bogota Old City Tour

Explore the historic center of the Colombian capital on this guided tour. Visit colonial-era landmarks and significant sites such as the Plaza de Bolivar, Parish of Santa Clara, Museum of the Master Fernando Botero, and the Gold Museum in the La Candelaria neighborhood. Plus, ride up the mountain of Monserrate in a cable car and catch aerial views of the city.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$251.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private La Candelaria Tour

Delve into Bogotá’s rich history on a private half-day tour of the Colombian capital’s historic center, La Candelaria. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll along beautiful colonial streets while customizing your itinerary according to your interests. See arresting landmarks like Justice Palace and La Catedral Primera; browse fascinating exhibits in the Museo Botero or the glittering Museo de Oro (Gold Museum); and be seduced by the grand architecture of the Main Town Hall and Congress. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$74.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$74.00 USD

Bogotá Small-Group Sightseeing Tour with Shopping at Zona Rosa

Gain an intimate knowledge of the atmospheric streets of Bogotá on this half-day, small-group tour of the city’s main neighborhoods, limited to just 9 participants. Start with a wander through the picturesque streets of La Candelaria, Bogotá’s colonial area, before checking out the iconic Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Square), stopping at a selection of the city’s top museums, and finishing with time for shopping in Zona Rosa. Your city tour includes the services of a guide, admission at Casa de la Moneda and Botero Museums and round-trip transportation to your hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$24.73 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bogotá City tour and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Explore the Bogotá fascinating history and rich culture and visit the amazing Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, begin your urban adventure by traveling by cable car to Monserrate Sanctuary, strolling through the city’s historical center, and gazing at the Gold Museum’s impressive collections. Then, descend 590 feet (180 meters) into an awe-inspiring cathedral carved into a salt reserve.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$88.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$88.00 USD

Bogotá Emerald Gemstone Tour

Learn about Bogotá’s thriving emerald industry during this 4-hour tour of the process of mining, finishing and carving these beautiful gemstones. Colombian emeralds are renowned around the world for their unique color, purity and size. offering you a unique opportunity to learn about the stone’s role in the country’s cultural traditions. Check out an emerald trade center in La Candelaria, one of the city’s oldest areas, discovering how the stones are mined and carved. You’ll also get to visit several sites selling one-of-a-kind rough stones and ornate jewelry. Your trip also includes entrance fees, coffee, a driver-guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$33.34 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bogotá City Pass

Get the most out of your trip to Bogotá with the Bogotá Pass, offering a more than 50% discount off regular prices at 10 of the city’s top attractions and activities. This convenient, money-saving pass provides access to fun Bogotá activities like a walking tour of the historic Candelaria district and a premium Colombian coffee tasting, plus entrance at popular attractions like the Botero Museum and the Monserrate mountaintop monastery. Your pass can be purchased for 1- and 2-day access and also includes skip-the-line access at several sites plus special shopping discounts at city businesses and eateries.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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$50.00 USD

Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) Admission Ticket and Private Guided Tour

Enrich your visit to the Gold Museum with a private guided tour. As you explore the largest pre-Hispanic gold collection, learn about the many indigenous cultures of Colombia represented by these works. Find out about mining, production, artistic technique, and most significantly, the symbolism behind each extraordinary piece of gold.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$70.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Botero Museum Admission Ticket and Private Guided Tour

Explore the works of one of Colombia’s most celebrated artists, Fernando Botero, with a visit to the Botero Museum in La Candelaria. Learn about Botero’s distinctive style with a guided tour and see more than 120 of his original paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The museum also features pieces from Botero’s personal collection, including works by Marc Chagall, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Joan Miró.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$70.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Casa la Moneda Admission Ticket and Private Guided Tour

Casa de Moneda de Colombia was a mint founded by the Spanish military engineer Alonso Turrillo de Yebra in the seventeenth century. It currently houses the numismatic and art collection of the Banco de la República. It is located on 11th Street with Carrera 4, in the colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria in the center of Bogotá. In 1975 it was declared a National Monument.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$70.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Museo De Arte Miguel Urrutia Admission Ticket and Private Guided Tour

The Museum of Art Miguel Urrutia, previously called Banco de la República Art Collection, is a building with two large rooms, each of 500 square meters, to house temporary exhibitions of international stature. The complex also includes the Gregorio Vásquez de Arce square, an area for children's workshops, and an auditorium with capacity for 160 people. The three-story construction, inaugurated in 2004, was designed by the Bogota architect Enrique Triana Uribe who, for this project, received the 2006 National Architecture Prize.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$70.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private La Candelaria Tour Including Lunch

The historic center of Bogotá, called Candelaria, is rich with history and culture from pre-Columbian times and beyond. Tour the neighborhood with a private guide to learn how the core developed and how it remains a vibrant cultural center. This 6-hour tour takes you to the neighborhood’s must-see attractions and gives you the option to customize the second half of your trip after lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$127.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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