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Address: Carrera 8 # 8 - 91, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number:
+57 1 3376762
09:00 - 05:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Stunningly beautiful jewel box of a church!

The Santa Clara is a stunningly beautiful jewel box of a church. Dripping in gold leaf and high baroque ornamentations, the interior is well preserved and glows in gorgeous blues... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
oakland, CA USA
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oakland, CA USA
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Santa Clara is a stunningly beautiful jewel box of a church. Dripping in gold leaf and high baroque ornamentations, the interior is well preserved and glows in gorgeous blues and reds from the frescoed walls. The e-tablet descriptions are helpful for details. Especially enjoyed the creepy tunnel for confessions all deep scarlet and mysterious.

Thank cvalentino
Mexico City, Mexico
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81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Ample collection of religious artwork from the colonial era with explanations. Plus the architecture is interesting.

Thank Exploring_this_world
Richmond, Canada
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

There is a entrance fee of COP 3,000, which is well worth it, in my opinion. It is a church with is decorated with many paintings and sculpture of saints. The walls and ceilings are covered with gold, flower motifs that are very beautiful. There is a touch screen explanation of the history and art, which has about 5 language... More 

Thank GSNRich
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited the museum as we were told it is the oldest cathedral here. It is beautiful and the ceiling is really unique. There were various visual stations where we could read and understand the displays. All the statues were kept in good condition and were well maintained.Only complaint is the presence of some modern art - the nest, wetlands... More 

Thank Mary J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,033 reviews
882 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in front of this museum during our Free Walking Tour offered by the Tourist Office. Our Tour Guide briefly explained its history, particularly the construction materials used. It peaked my interest and decided to visit it after the walk. I was surprised to learn that only the ground floor have art works on display. I thought there would... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

One of the most awesome places in the city, is absolutely beautiful and you can find a lovely architecture

Thank Schneur ZALMAN B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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148 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Personally I enjoyed this more than the famed Gold Museum. The interior is both beautiful and interesting, with high-tech touch screens that provides information on the art and crypt in the church.

Thank Travelhui
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

It was the Cloister Church,from the Clarisas in the 17 th century! So there is still the old confesional boxes,the choir loft,where the nuns were hidden from public! Great colonial paintings in the walls,the golden altar,with a beautiful triptic! And what I like the most,between the ceiling's beats fantastic hand painting from Flora and fauna! Ask the guide for it... More 

Thank palita
Bogota, Colombia
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82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

It is worthy to visit, the church is very well preserved, the building has exceptional spatial qualities, it is possible to watched some unveiled frescos, also the baroque interior is unique.

Thank German R
Miami, Florida
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109 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This place, although small, was spectacular with elaborate displays of gold altar backdrops and pulpit, beautiful Spanish Moorish ceilings and beautiful religious art. It costs less than a dollar to get in but leaves you in awe.

Thank Oscar M

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