We first stopped in Bolivar Square to see the primary cathedral of Bogota, the nation's Capital Building and the Justice Palace. It is named for Simon Bolivar, who is considered to be the most influential leader during Latin America's fight for independence from Spain.
The Botero museum is connected to two other museums - the Casa de Moneda (Money House) and the Museo de Arte Banco de la Republica. The former is all about the history of money in Latin America. The building was built in the early 1600's and was the first mint in what was then called the New Kingdom of Granada. The museum features coins from many eras as well as the machinery used to develop the coins. They also had a replica of a map from shortly after the Americas were discovered. Very interesting!
After these museums we hit up the Juan Valdez cafe for a cup of the famous Colombian coffee. Then we walked around la Candelaria a bit.
We headed back to Parque 93 on the Transmilenio around 5pm and then went out to a great restaurant called Central Cevicheria for what else...ceviche!