An important part of the history of Colombia is preserved in the Francisco José de Caldas Museum House, named in honor of the scientist and hero of Independence from Popoyán. Caldas lived in this 1770s building in downtown Bogotá until 1806. The house was declared a national monument in 1944 and opened to the public as a museum in 1985.
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.