The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Bogotá Museums

Catedral Primada, Bogota, Colombia (5796344537)

Bogotá as the capital and largest city of Colombia is also the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports centre of the country. Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada in 1538, by Spanish conquistadors after they conquered the Muisca who were the indigenous inhabitants of the region.

The city is located in the centre of Colombia and is an important cultural centre, with many theatres, libraries and museums. Bogotá Museum’s that will be featured by the “Joy of Museums” include:

Essential Facts:

  • City:                      Bogotá
  • Country:              Colombia
  • Founded:             1538
  • Population:         10 million – Metro



“All fear has much imagination and little talent.” Colombian Proverb



Photo Credit: By Pedro Szekely from Los Angeles, USA (Catedral Primada, Bogota, Colombia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons