Famous Museums in Bogota

The museums in Bogota give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Bogota with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Bogota. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Bogota.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Bogota.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Bogota:

  1. Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro

    4.7 (1750 Votes)
    Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro

    Specialty Museum

    How much gold do you think you can see before your eyes start to hurt? Can’t put a number on it? Head down to the Museo del Oro and see for yourself. Bogota’s most prized possession, the Museo del Oro literally translates to the ‘museum of gold’. Displaying over 34,000 pieces of gold and some 20,000 of other Columbian relics, the museum is spread over 3 floors. The secon...Read more
  2. Museo Botero

    4.8 (1363 Votes)
    Museo Botero

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    A relatively new museum, the restored colonial house that is Museo Botero was established in 2000 when the world renowned artist Fernando Botero donated over 100 of his works, including 85 original pieces of art by European and North American artists. Fondly referred to as “the man who paints fat people”, most of the exhibits you’ll come across will be chubby art- children, ha...Read more
  3. Colombian National Museum

    4.7 (970 Votes)
    Colombian National Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The National Museum of Colombia is the biggest and oldest museum in Colombia. This museum houses a huge collection of archaeological findings and collections on Columbia’s history, art, and culture. This museum was built in 1823 and the architectural style of the buildings is that of a fortress with many arches, domes and columns. The museum is home to a collection of over 20,000 pie...Read more
  4. Museo Historico Policia

    4.5 (1140 Votes)
    Museo Historico Policia

    History Museum

    Pablo Escobar was perhaps the most notorious drug lord of Columbia and his demise was certainly a victory for the police force. The Museo Histórico Policía was the ex-headquarters of the police force and as casual a visit you may think a visit here will be, it’s going to be quite the opposite. The most famed exhibits at the museum are Pablo Escobar’s Harley Davidson an...Read more
  5. Maloka

    4.3 (1188 Votes)

    Science Museum, Children Museum, Amphitheater

    The perfect place to take your kids to, the Maloka is an interactive science and technology museum. With over 9 rooms full of interactive fun, the most frequented ones is the Human Room where visitors get to explore the human body is as minute a detail as they want; the Universe Room is the other popular room where you can perform a variety of experiments. In addition to all these interactive r...Read more
  6. Santa Clara Church Museum

    4.7 (1192 Votes)
    Santa Clara Church Museum

    Church, Religious Site, Museum, Architecture

    The Santa Clara Church Museum ( Iglesia Museo Santa Clara), in its glory days of the colonial era, was a church which has now been turned into a museum for preservation purposes. The uniqueness of the church lies in its architecture which is a single-nave with painted motifs on the spirals. Easily one of the top 3 works of colonial architecture, the walls of the church are completely covered in...Read more
  7. Museo De Arte Colonial Bogot

    4.7 (1237 Votes)
    Museo De Arte Colonial Bogot

    Art Museum

    The home of colonial art, the Museo de Arte Colonial was restored in 1999 to preserve the exhibits and keep it open to public. Not as well maintained as the other bigger museums of the city, the walls are tainted with trail sketches and other such blemishes. While the bottom half of the museum is dictated by the religious artifacts, a majority of the pieces on display are the works of Gregorio ...Read more
  8. Museo Del 20 De Julio

    4.6 (1156 Votes)
    Museo Del 20 De Julio

    Museum, War Memorial

    The place that started it all-when a broken vase meant a lot more than just shattered glass. A small row between a Spaniard and a Columbian that resulted in the War of Independence, the Museo del 20 de Julio is at the northeast corner of the Bolivar Plaza. The 10 hall museum, displaying war memorabilia, is a product of the resultant war and the vase in question is on display within the halls.
  9. Quinta De Bolivar

    4.7 (834 Votes)
    Quinta De Bolivar

    Museum, Architecture

    Named after the beneficiary of the palace, the Quinta de Bolivar is a government building that was gifted to Simon Bolivar as a token of appreciation for his services in the freedom for independence. After Bolivar’s passing, the Columbian government acquired the Quinta in 1922 and turned it into a museum. The museum is home to many period artifacts among which are a few of Bolívar&...Read more
  10. Coin And Bill Production Museum Image


    If you are interested in learning about the Columbian currency and its history, then a visit to Coin and Bill Production Museum is mandatory. The museum is huge, and the layout is very impressive. You shall have an encounter with some very knowledgeable and informative staff members who shall impart very interesting facts about the museum and all that it beholds. Right from the colonial age to ...Read more
  11. National Museum Of Colombia

    4.7 (6 Votes)
    Cra. 7 #28, Bogotá, Colombia
  12. Edificio De La Policia

    Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  13. House - Museum Quinta Bolivar

    4.7 (1 Vote)
    Cl. 21 #4-30, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  14. International Emerald Museum

    4.4 (2 Votes)
    Calle 16 # 6-66, Piso 23, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  15. Museo Del Siglo Xix

    4.7 (1 Vote)
    Cl. 8 #9-29, Bogotá, Colombia