Museo Historico de la Policia, Bogota

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Stroll through decades of history of the national police with a visit to Museo Historico de la Policia. The museum educates visitors about the evolution of the police force through exhibits on various security endeavors and laws, as well as crimes and criminals that marked the country's history. The museum houses over 4,000 artifacts, including weapons, documents, uniforms, and vehicles relevant to the police force's history. Founded in 1959, the institution covers three floors, two patios, and an attic filled with additional exhibits. Plan your Museo Historico de la Policia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bogota using our Bogota trip builder website .
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  • The space designed by Salmona is excellent, the Fund has a large collection of free, the only downside is its excessive cost, that truth does not reach the majority coming. If they lowered prices would be another thing, more sales and fewer visits to browse.
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  • When you start the tour the first room is very impressive, there are images, dates and stories of what has been the war in Colombia and is really sad. Interesting is the Hall of weapons by dates, the uniform history of the DAS and much more. It really is a good Museum, I recommend it.
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  • The building is beautiful and well maintained. The visits are guided by students and it gives less freedom to see everything, but it's nice to know the history behind the pieces. It's pretty cool, worth a visit!
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  • Amazing place, great exposition, excellent service and you can tell the police giving the tour feel confident and proud of the work they perform
  • Located downtown. I didn't realize it was a guided tour so I had to wait around for about 15 minutes until they found an English speaking tour guide. My guide was Oscar - pretty good English even though he said his English was quite poor! There is no charge for the guide. The famous Pablo Escobar room and a floor full of confiscated weapons - swords, guns etc. That's the reason why you have to be guided around the museum. Nice place to visit for a few hours.
  • This is a free activity. The museum tour is led by an active National Policeman. It takes about an hour, at which point he'll invite those that want to leave to leave and he'll continue on with those that want to stay. In the second half of the tour you'll see some real highlights like an armory with all the weapons used by the police and a roof-top viewing of the city's skyline. In the first half there is the world history of law enforcement, the development of Colombia's police force, and the story of the capture of several big criminals including Pablo Escobar. I found the museum to be extremely interesting and our tour guide was very charismatic.
  • Free museum with a mandatory tour. Tour was done in English, which helped. Lots of police related material on display and several Escobar things with interesting facts. There is a room with lots of guns, if that is your thing.
  • Apart from not being able to walk around freely to look at what I wanted because there was a police man explaining everything to me in the museum. I also felt that he was rushing through the whole thing and skipping lots of things, so he could go on lunch. The museum had lots of interesting objects with stories behind them.

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