Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero, Bogota

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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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  • It is an interesting attraction mostly by period objects and the construction itself, but guided tour is centered for anyone in the country. He didn't have many data and they gave by known in the guided tour. Anyway, you can enjoy and learn. It is not expensive for what it offers, and frankly it is a forced stop.
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  • Next to the Cathedral of Bogotá is the Museum of the vase. This old house actually houses the history of the rise of the independence of Colombia around a vase from which a small relic is still preserved. It is a short walk and inexpensive that worth a visit.
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  • This museum is small and you visit in less than an hour. The price is very cheap. At the entrance one must leave bags and buggies if you have them. This museum speaks Colombian independence and how failure vessel loan (florero) became the pretext for the rebellion of the people.
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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
  • It is a very nice place, this very well controlled the entrance of visitors allowing you to walk with peace of mind and take the time to appreciate each exhibition, only I miss the exhibition guiafa.
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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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