Walking a few minutes from Casa Deco Hotel you will discover interesting places with an important offer of activities to do and / or know. The Botero Collection, the Casa de la Moneda and the Museo del Oro stand out; The Poesía Silva House, the Luis Ángel Arango Library, the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, the Candelaria Theater, the Carmen Shrine, the Colón Theater among others. Important squares such as, the Chorro de Quevedo -where Bogotá was founded-, the Simón Bolívar plaza- the national administrative political center-, without forgetting the exquisite local and international cuisine of the downtown area.
This museum, founded in 2004, has one of the best exhibitions of Colombian art from the Colony to the last days. The Museum of Art of the Banco de la República is attached. Located in a typical colonial house of the Candelaria, its hours of operation are Mon - Sat from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Dom and Fest from 10:00 to 5:00 pm.
This museum preserves all the data and historical elements of July 20, 1810, the day on which the first cry of independence occurred in the capital. It gathers all the atmosphere of the time and the whole history of the independence of Colombia. Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
House of Poesia Silva
This museum has focused its activity on dissemination to facilitate and promote the study, knowledge and enjoyment of poetry of all times and authors not only national but also international. Its cultural offer is directed mainly to the population of low economic income and it benefits in a special way the inhabitants of the center, south west, west and south of the capital of the Republic.
Cathedral Basilica Metropolitan of the Immaculate Conception
Its history dates back to 1562 when it was declared a Cathedral by Pope Pius VI. Built in Doric and Ionic style, it is one of the architectural gems that the city has, Located in the heart of the capital, this is the most recognized religious center of the city.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center
More than 80,000 books of the most important bookstores of the Spanish language, is a dedicated selection of books for all audiences, in addition, its spectacular architectural design designed by Rogelio Salmona, this cultural center hosts different activities and events in its auditoriums, halls exhibitions, classrooms and squares. a place to enjoy in the company of a good Colombian coffee.
This art collection was donated in the year 2000 by the master Fernando Botero, Colombian artist recognized internationally. On the eastern side of the Museum are exhibited 85 international works that cover the main art movements of the late nineteenth century, highlighting artists such as Corot, Renoir, Bonnard, Dali, Chagall, Beckmann, Delvaux, Giacometti, Picasso, Miró, Bacon and Moore , among others. On the western side, 123 works of the master Botero are exhibited in different techniques such as painting, drawing and sculpture.
The Gold Museum of the Bank of the Republic has one of the largest collections of pre-Hispanic metallurgy in the world, created in 1939, is an emblem of the cultural history of Colombia and Latin America and a mandatory site for visitors to our country. After its renovation the museum is open at the following times Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sundays and holidays: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Founded in 1934 by President Enrique Olaya Herrera, located between 36th and 39th streets throughout the seventh race, it is the second scenario in antiquity of those who subsist from the old Bogota. It has a mall adorned with lanterns. Thanks to its remodeling carried out in 1995, it has become a sports and cultural center of the city as a result of the different activities and sports that take place in the park.
In the heart of the International Center of Bogotá - a very familiar place for those who stroll through the cycle of the Seventh Street on public holidays -, surrounded by the trees and monuments of the Independence Park, is the Planetarium of Bogotá: one of the most beautiful and interesting buildings in the city, and meeting place for Science, Art and Culture.
It is located throughout the center of Bogotá with an elevation of 2680 meters above sea level. It is without a doubt the heart of Bogotá. It was founded on April 27, 1539 by Sebastián de Belalcazar, in the course of its history has had many changes and remodeling, until between 1959 - 1960 the firm Martinez and Avendaño gave the current design including the statue of Bolivar that rests in the center of the square.
Bullring of the Santa Maria
Inaugurated in 1931, and completed in its entirety in the decade of the 40 by the Spanish architect Santiago Mora, who designed the current facade. The bullring of La Santamaría is the bullring of the city. It has a capacity for 14,500 spectators. The last bullfighting season was in 2011, since the current mayor of the city, revoked the contract with the Bogota bullfighting corporation and hopes to turn this scenario into an open one for the art and culture of the capital.
Teatro Cristobal Colon
Considered a National Monument in 1975, it is the stage for the most important musical and scenic arts of the capital, noted for being one of the most beautiful theaters in the world made under the Italian style. Its construction dates from 1885.
Cartagena It is a city full of contrasts, declared by UNESCO Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity in 1984, it has a charming colonial, republican and modern architecture. Enjoy photographs of its old streets, the walled city, beautiful balconies, golden beaches and Palenqueras. Without a doubt, Cartagena is a city to fall in love with.
Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta
It is the highest coastal mountain in the world. Between the Caribbean and perpetual snow, its rugged geography covers all the thermal floors of the tropics with its characteristic plant communities; from the dry forest, typical of the coastal plain to the superpáramo and the perpetual snows, passing through the humid forest of temperate climate, the forest of cold climate, frequently temperate and the páramo. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has been inhabited, since pre-Columbian times, by ethnic groups that have reached different cultural complexity.
Carnival of Barranquilla
The Carnival of Barranquilla is the fusion of a triple heritage (European, African and American) in which the festivities brought by the Spaniards, originated in archaic pre-Christian rites of the Old World, were combined with aboriginal ceremonies and African secular rites. This fusion of rites and beliefs traces its origins to the sixteenth century and had its expression in the towns of Santa Marta, Mompox and, above all, Cartagena; colonial provinces in which the Spanish government and the Church had their seat and where it was celebrated with splendor, as was tradition, the carnival that they brought from Europe.