MUSEO NACIONAL In the center of Bogotá, Colombia there is a museum that attempts to encapsulate the entire history of the country, the Museo Nacional. The museum features tons of historical elements, incorporating both pre-Columbian and more modern day relics. It contains a vast array of archeological artifacts from indigenous groups such as the Muisca,… Continue reading TWO DAYS AND A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
MONSERRATE ON THE HILL One of our final stops in Bogotá was one that almost all tourists visit, the Cerro de Monserrate, even if they are just spending a few days in the Colombian capital. In the Cordillera Oriental (Eastern Mountain range), high above Bogotá, rests a church that is visible from most areas of… Continue reading AN ALABASTER SUPERCHAPEL IN THE SKY
THERE IS A HOUSE IN BOGOTÁ (CASA DE MONEDA) There is a collection of museums in Bogotá, owned by the Banco de la República, which houses some of the nations most interesting treasures. They include the Casa de Moneda (House of Money), the Museo Botero, and the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República.… Continue reading FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY (AND BOTERO AND MODERN ART)
FOLLOWING THE "YELLOW" BRICK ROAD One of the most adventurous experiences we had while staying in Bogotá was a trip with Luisa to the Laguna Guatavita, the new town of Guatavita, and the Catedral de Sal. It was an excursion that was not previously in our itinerary, but when Luisa suggested the trip we jumped… Continue reading JOURNEY TO THE EMERALD CITY (LAGUNA GUATAVITA) AND THE CATEDRAL DE SAL
MUSEO DEL ORO During our time in Bogotá, we visited several different museums and learned a great deal about Colombia, its vibrant history, and its indigenous people. Three of the more notable museums that we visited in Bogotá were the Museo del Oro (Gold), Museo del Cobre (Copper), and the Museo Internacional de la Esmeralda… Continue reading GOLD AND EMERALDS AND COPPER, OH MY!
For Part One of our Adventures With Luisa and Guillermo, click here. CERRO DE GUADALUPE After visiting the Plaza de Paloquemao, Luisa and Guillermo brought us through a rougher part of Bogotá, filled with prostitutes and drug dealers, on our way to the statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This part of the city is… Continue reading ADVENTURES WITH LUISA AND GUILLERMO (PART TWO)