Tourism

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Bogotá D.C.

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Few minutes’ walk from the Hotel Casa Deco you will discover interesting places with a wide offer of activities to do or see. La Colección Botero, la Casa de la Moneda y el Museo del Oro; La Casa de Poesía Silva, la Biblioteca Luís Ángel Arango, el Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, el Teatro la Candelaria, el Camarín del Carmen, el Teatro Colón are just some of the most outstanding attractions. Important squares like el Chorro de Quevedo -where Bogotá was founded - La Plaza de Bolivar - political and administrative centre - not to mention the exquisite local and international gastronomic variety offered in the area.

The Mint - Hall Exhibition

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This museum was Founded in 2004 ,contains one of the best expositions of Colombian´s art since the colonial times until nowadays. Next to it you can also find the art museum of the republic bank , which is located in a typical colonial time house of La Candelaria. The opening times are Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00am till 7:00pm and Sundays from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. Close on Tuesdays. Free entry.

Casa del Florero

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This museum still conserves all the data and historic elements of the 20th of July 1810, day in which the first cry of independence was given in the capital. The museum Collect all the atmosphere of the era and the history of the Colombian´s Independence.

Casa de Poesia Silva

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This museum has focused its activity on the disclosure to facilitate and promote the study, knowledge and enjoyment of poetry of all times from authors not only nationally but also universal. Its cultural offerings are aimed primarily at people with low income and the ones that benefit the most from it, are the inhabitants of central, south west, west and south of the capital.

Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de la inmaculada Concepcion

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Its history dates from 1562 when it was declared a Cathedral by Pope Pius VI. Built in Doric and Ionic style, is one of the architectural gems of the city, located in the heart of the capital this is the most recognized religious center of the Bogotá city.

Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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With over 80 000 books from major libraries in the Spanish language, is a dedicated selection of books for all age groups, moreover, its spectacular architectural design , designed by Rogelio Salmona, this cultural center hosts various activities and events in their auditoriums, halls, classrooms and squares. A place for enjoying the company of a good Colombian coffee.

Museo Botero

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This art collection was donated in the year 2000 by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a worldwide recognized plastic artist . On the eastern side of the Museum are exhibited 85 works covering the major international art movements of the late nineteenth century, highlighting artists such as Corot, Renoir, Bonnard, Dali, Chagall, Beckmann, Delvaux, Giacometti, Picasso, Miro, Bacon and Moore , among others. On the western side, of the museum there are on display 123 works of painter Botero in different techniques such as painting, drawing and sculpture.

The Gold Museum

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The Gold museum that belongs to the republic bank contains one of the largest pre-Colombian metallurgy in the world. Created in 1939, this museum is a Colombian and south American cultural historic symbol. The museum it’s a must for visitor’s in our country. The museum opens Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm and Sundays and bank holidays from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm.

The National Park

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Founded in 1934 by the President Enrique Olaya Herrera, the park it’s located between Calles 36 to 39 along the carrera 7ª. It’s the second scenery of the antique Bogotá. It contains a great path decorated with big and beautiful lamps. Thanks to its renovation in 1995 the park has become the center for cultural and sports events, product of the different activities that are produce in the park.

The Planetarium

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In the heart of the international center of Bogotá- a very familiar place for the people that normally takes the cycle rut on carrera 7ª on Sundays and bank holydays – surrounded by the trees and monuments of The Independence park, you can find the Planetarium of Bogotá, one of the more beautiful and interesting buildings in the city, a place where science art and culture meet.

The Bolivar Square

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It’s located in the center of Bogotá at 2680m above sea level. It’s without a doubt the heart of Bogota. It was founded on April 27 1563 by Sebastian de Belalcazar, in the course of its history has had many changes and renovations, in 1959 to 1960 the firm Martinez y Avendaño gave it the actual look including the statue of Bolivar which is located at the center of the square.

Plaza de Toros de la Santa Maria

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Opened in 1931 and completed in its entirety in the 40s by the Spanish architect Santiago Mora, who designed the current facade. La Plaza de Toros de Santamaria is the bullring in the city. It has a capacity for 14,500 spectators, is currently administered by the Corporation Bullfighting in Bogota. The bullfighting season takes place during the months of January and February.

Cristobal Colon Theatre

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Considered national Monument in 1975, it’s scenery for the more important theatrical plays and musicals of the city. Famous for being one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, made under an Italian style.

Cartagena

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Cartagena it’s a city full of contrasts, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1984 by the UNESCO. it has a charming colonial, republican and modern architecture. Enjoy photos of its antique streets , the walled city, beautiful balconies, golden beaches and palenqueras. Without a doubt, Cartagena is a city to love.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

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It is the highest coastal mountain in the world. Among the Caribbean and the snow, its geography covers all climatic zones of the tropics, from the dry forest typical of the coastal to the moor and snow, The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has been inhabited since pre-Columbian times by different ethnic groups that have reached different cultural complexity.

Carnaval de Barranquilla

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The Carnival of Barranquilla is the fusion of a triple heritage (European, African and American) in which the festivities brought by the Spanish, originated in archaic pre-Christian rites of the Old World, combined with secular aboriginal ceremonies and rituals Africans. This fusion of rites and beliefs traces its origins to the sixteenth century and had its expression in the localities of Santa Marta, Mompox and, above all, of Cartagena colonial provinces in which the Spanish government and the Church had its seat and where they celebrated splendor, as was tradition, carnival they brought from Europe.