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Museums and Historical Sites

Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga

The Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga is an exhibition space where local, national and international artists in all modalities can show their artistic work. Foundation created in 1989 with the purpose of hosting exhibitions of local and national artists. A collection of around 200 pieces is the heart of the Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga, which was inaugurated in 1989. This space has two exhibition halls, a terrace to carry out workshops and a sculpture patio. In the museum you can admire, among other works, 'Recuerdos de Machu Picchu', by Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar; and 'Custodia mayor N ° 2', by Ricardo Gómez Vanegas.

Cl. 37 # 26-16, Bucaramanga, Santander | Distance from the hotel: 6,6 km

La Casa del Libro Total

Anecdotes, chronicles and stories about the history of Bucaramanga, Santander and the country are available to anyone in the Casa del Libro Total, a place where the internet is the key tool to spread knowledge. On this site, located in a corner of García Rovira park, you can attend artistic exhibitions, conferences and musical presentations, among other events.

Cl. 35 # 9-81, Bucaramanga, Santander | Distance from the hotel: 7.3 km

Garcia Rovira Park

The García Rovira park that preserves the memory of General Custodio García Rovira, hero of Independence is an essential space for the inhabitants of Bucaramanga. Located in the center of the city, it is surrounded by emblematic sites such as the Gobernación de Santander, the Mayor's Office of Bucaramanga, the Luis Carlos Galán Civic Plaza, the San Laureano Parish and the Dolores Chapel.

Carrera 11 Calle 35, Bucaramanga, Santander | Distance from the hotel: 7.2 km

House of Bolívar

A stepped wall structure where the Simón Bolívar Liberator stayed is a place that can be visited in Bucaramanga to learn about the roots of Colombia. This, the House of Bolivar, is the headquarters of the Academy of History of Santander and houses a museum in which there are nearly 4,000 pieces that speak about the archaeological and artistic wealth of this area of ​​the northeast of the country.

Cl. 36 # 12-76, Bucaramanga, Santander | Distance from the hotel: 7.0 km

Basilica San Juan Bautista

The main place of pilgrimage of Giron is the Basilica San Juan Bautista, on whose altar rests the image of the Lord of the Miracles worshiped by the faithful. This temple, which has five altars, two lateral naves, sixteen columns, two chapels and frontal arches, was built in 1639 and originally had a thatched roof and bahareque walls. His last architectural reforms were made between 1781 and 1883.

Cl. 30 # 26-54, Girón, Santander | Distance from the Hotel: 9.6 km

Parish of San Francisco de Asís

The church rises in the historical center of the city, next to the Esperanza market and very close to the town hall, on a plot occupied since the 13th century by a convent of Franciscans of great historical importance, which came to rival the Abbey of the Holy Bodies in the 15th century, demolished in 1896 to build the aforementioned market buildings and the town hall. The complex was a church built in the seventeenth century, former parish of San Francisco de Asis, demolished in 1936 to complete the building of the town hall (until then was only built the western half) and build the new church in its current location.

Cra. 22 # 17-49, Bucaramanga, Santander | Distance from the Hotel: 8 kms

Cathedral of the Holy Family

The Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia, in front of Santander Park, was finished in 1887. This temple is recognized by its two white towers and by its yellow and green dome the colors that predominate in the flag of the city. The chair and the main altar, made of Carrara marble, stand out; the stained glass windows and several religious paintings elaborated by Luis Alberto Acuña and Óscar Rodríguez Naranjo.

Cl. 36 # 19-56, Bucaramanga, Santander | Distance from the hotel: 6,6 km