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Museo Historico de la Policia, Bogota

(4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Bogota family vacation planner to add Museo Historico de la Policia and other attractions to your Bogota vacation plans.
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  • We happened across and stopped, if you're not interested in the characteristics of clothing and police weapons, forget it, if you're curious, it's a visit of about fifteen minutes, a curiosity.
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  • We visited this Museum, situated in the Centre of Bogotá (Candelaria area). We are greeted at the entrance with extreme courtesy and seated in a small waiting room. Within 10 minutes we reach a young COP who accompanies us throughout the visit with great eagerness. Other cops accompany other visiting groups. The tours are continuous. All the round trip takes about an hour and a half. Our guide shows us, providing us with interesting explanations, all rooms open to visitors, from the ground to the roof area. There are the old uniforms, weapons, pictures of brilliant achievements of the police against crime of drugs and many other curiosities. Also of interest is the colonial mansion where the Museum. Well worth the visit.
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  • Small museum where you're accompanied by a police officer guide that tells the story of the birth of police forces in Colombia. Uniforms, toys, bikes and a wide range of used guns over decades very nice to see. Guns for 10 cm. and the most curious to see pen guns
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  • 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.
  • Good free museum with free guided tours from police.
  • 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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  • Sexy is learning from a small part that has made this country possible
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