Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, Bogota

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At Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, follow the history of local currency chronologically, from pre-Columbia days through the 20th century. Housed in a historical mint, the museum includes collections of machinery, banknotes, coins, and more. As you progress through time, you'll note a transition from the goods-exchange system of the tribes before European contact to the coin-based economy under Spanish colonial rule. Along the way, you'll also learn a lot about the nation's social, economic, and political development, both before and after its independence from Spain. Although many displays feature only Spanish text, you can enjoy much of the museum visually. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica by using our Bogota trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is where Botero is located. The building is actually a complex and worth visiting for its preservation and history and art exhibits.  more »
  • This is an interesting free museum recalling the history of gold melting and coin making. It can be combined with visit to Museo Botero. Beautiful building creates a nice setting for this collection.  more »
  • I really like history, so I went to this museum, and I love it. You could find from the beginning the process of making money in Colombia and the Andean region. You will see the Spanish Real (money fr...  more »