One of the most unassuming tourist attractions in Bogota is perhaps the Santa Clara museum. Its simple unadorned exterior gives no hint of the superb interiors embellished by more than 148 art masterpieces, mural paintings and sculptures. Gold paper bathes the interior walls.
Santa Clara is one of Bogotá's most richly decorated churches and also one of its oldest. It was deconsecrated in 1968 and then acquired by the government. Between the late 70’s and early 80’s most of the art works inside the Church were restored to their former glory and in 1983 the Santa Clara museum opened its doors to the public for the first time.
The Santa Clara convent was built between 1629 and 1674. Archbishop Monsignor Fernando Arias de Ugarte was the founder of the convent. He wanted to protect Spanish and local maidens as well as widowers who had no other place to go. At the time, when families of poor backgrounds could not afford to pay for their daughters‘ dowry to get married, these young women were instead brought to the Convent and left behind so they could devote their lives to God.
The Santa Clara Museum offers an immersive experience in the Baroque style of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Audio-guides are available through the museum on interactive screens in both English and Spanish. Entrance fee is $4000 COP for adults and half price for children. The museum is closed on Mondays. From Tuesday to Friday is opened from 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Free entry on Sundays. Bogota. December 2018 #iamtb#colombia#bogota 🇨🇴 #museosantaclarabogota#museosantaclara#barroco
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