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Centro histórico de Bogotá / Picture: Pablo...
The city center preserves all the history, a good part of the government buildings, and Bogotá’s best cultural attractions: colonial architecture, museums, historic monuments, libraries and archives.
The best way to tour the area is on foot, starting with the arms plaza, the seat of Parliament, the Palace of Justice, the Bogotá mayoralty building, and the Prime Cathedral.
From there, visitors can walk to the Casa de Nariño, the Presidential Palace, and then to the small streets of the traditional La Candelaria section, which preserves the architecture of colonial and republican times.
This tour includes colonial churches and interesting museums. The Gold Museum is the world’s most important museum in the field of pre-Columbian metalwork. The Museo del Banco de la República displays a large part of Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s personal collection that was donated to the city.