This weekend we did a spot of cultural checking out. Wednesday we went to El Centro (The Centro), which is the oldest part of the city, known for its governmental buildings and historical locations and classic Colombian neighborhoods. We spent a good part of the afternoon exploring one of the city’s most famous locations: El Museo del Oro (Gold Museum), which holds thousands of pre-Columbian/pre-Hispanic gold artifacts and is the largest gold collection in the world.
Afterwards, we skipped across a plaza or two over to the Museo Botero, which houses an amazing collection of Fernando Botero’s (famous Colombian artist) art, along with other works by artists like Renoir, Picasso, Monet, and Degas.
Today we’re headed to Cartagena for a couple days, where more adventures and food await us… See you Wednesday!