Bogota, capital of Colombia
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March 11th, 2009 – by: jthreasher
However, it is a pleasant enough city. The Candelaria, the historic centre, is pretty and there are lots of interesting museums to see. The Police Museum, outside of which I ruined someone's careful labour by walking straight through their freshly laid concrete, has an interesting display about the hunt for the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, and also an impressive arsenal of weapons. The Museo de Oro (Gold Museum) has exhibits of pre-columbian gold artefacts and explains how they would have made them. There is also a museum created from the donation of art works owned by Fernando Botero, the paisa (from Antioquia department) artist who is famous for his paintings and statues featuring over-sized people.
There is also a funicular railway to go up to Monserate, the hill that overlooks the city and like in many South American cities, is dominated by a church.
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