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Museo Historico de la Policia, Bogota
(4.2/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Very good explanation... Very organized patrol thanks Heiner wheel... Excellent cultural and free plan!
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  • Where their guardian to the public the history of one of the institutions most dear, and comprometridas with the country. From its own facilities that have served as the seat of Government, each of your logos, documents and materials seized to the cartels of the drug among many more; they are guarded by the police more ancient of the country.
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  • The room dedicated to the Zipa and the Zaque, and all that pre-Columbian introduction simply leftovers. It does not add any value. The Linotype which was printed the first magazine of the police better should exhibit at the Museum of the national printing press. There are a number of elements that incite the visit: know the seized bikes, including a Chinese scooter and the Paul Harley. A pity that the attractive visitors elements have had bad provenance. It could highlight the participation of dogs and police horses, a well displayed room of uniforms, a video concerning the daily role with high civic value showing the policemen in the society. This is what is not during the visit. The Museum can be a place of education and Autoerythrocyte in society about the role of the police. But there is an old, badly dyed, cart with an electric lamp (which is not original) and a story poorly told. All this ends up making the visit to the Police Museum a time that better would have invested elsewhere more attractive and didactic as for example the House of the currency. Bogotá has something for everyone!
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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.
  • Excellent place
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  • Sexy is learning from a small part that has made this country possible
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