Some of the heroes of Colombia’s Independence, such as Antonio Nariño, Francisco de Paula Santander, and Antonio Ricaurte all studied at St. Bartholomew University (Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé). This institution, located in the Plaza de Bolívar, was founded by the Church of the Society of Jesus on September 27th, 1604. A bust of the patriot Camilo Torres stands in the building's main entrance.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
In Bogotá travelers have access to a range of entertainment that includes around 50 museums, plus fine dining, lively nightlife, and nearby nature reserves.
- A “museum” of curiosities
- A legacy of architect Rogelio Salmona
- A performing arts hub
- The city’s founding mythology
- A popular writer’s hangout
- The history of a country
- City Heritage
- The glory days of Colombia’s stars
- A celebration of diversity
- Religious art in a historical church