Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero, Bogota

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Art Museum Historic Site
Learn about the "cry of independence" at Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero, housed in a colonial building of great historical importance to Bogota. The story goes that just after Napoleon overcame Spain in 1810, a local creole named Antonio Morales came to the house and demanded an ornate vase from the Spanish owner. This led to a tussle in the street that had the butterfly effect of spurring a national rebellion. Tour the museum and look for the vase in question, broken during the fight but still on display here. Pay special attention to the building's Arabic-Andalusian style. Plan to see Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bogota travel itinerary maker.
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  • Being fascinated by modern Colombian history this was a must see and I had a great time, so much has happened since the Independence which is explained and illustrated in this old town house just of P...  more »
  • This place was the starting point of the colombian independence campaign, in 1810. The muesum is an interesting collection of historic items, developing a tour through Bogota's history, from the colon...  more »
  • This is an old colonial house that was very important in Colombia's fight for independence. It is located on the corner of Bolivar Plaza and the entry fee is very reasonable. The house was restored fr...  more »
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  • It could be argued, although I'm not necessarily making this claim, that this is one of the most important places to visit and experience if you're learning about Latin American history. It was here, according to myth and fact, that the "cry for independence" was first raised. It was here the vase was shattered in that famous (in Colombia) moment in which the world changed and the chains of oppression with thrown off. In this museum the actual vase is on display--or what's left of it--and the interactive experience allows you to understand a bit more deeply what led to the creation of Gran-Colombia and the modern state of Colombia if not all of Latin America. While some things have English translations, a working understanding of Spanish would be helpful.
  • I love this place. I have to go back. Me fascino lo recomiendo
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  • Nice overview of Colombian history
  • Must-see! The exhibition is very well assembled. You have several Museum items that allow you to interact with the story. The guides displayed a great attitude (even emotion) to convey the importance of the historical events that were lived there. He would return several times.
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