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Museo Nacional, Bogota

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Walk through pre-Columbian history at Museo Nacional, which occupies 104 cells of a former prison designed by English architect Thomas Reed. This 19th-century prison, turned into a museum in 1948, features a collection of over 20,000 items, including works of indigenous and Afro-Colombian artists. To get some insight into prison life, visit room 16 on the third floor, and don't miss the nearly 1,500-years-old Muisca mummies on the ground floor. English-language placards on each floor provide background information on the exhibited items. Don't forget to check out the gardens and the glass pavilion cafe. To visit Museo Nacional on your trip to Bogota, use our Bogota holiday planner.
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  • In its permanent exhibition rooms, it can be an idea of the history of the country. Its location in the input at very low cost and easy access. Really worth provide a full morning or afternoon for the visit worthwhile, because the exhibition halls are many and very interesting parts.
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  • It is located relatively close to the center of Bogota 7 career, possesses a large archeological collection, and history of colombia, since objects of indigenous cultures, to rooms with paintings by Fernando botero, is a site for those who want to know the culture and history colombiana.lugar ideal for students and people interested in the history of colombia.
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  • A place to revel in the stories that there exist; ask about the history of the building which was originally a prison. Spaces with different exposures allow to know recent history of Colombia, preferred to see the drawing made by a prisoner at the time served in prison.
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  • This place is free and has English descriptions( unlike museo de oro). Very interesting to learn about Colombian culture and history
  • Magical and wonderful. Sad too. It shows how Europeans tamed out lands, enslaved us and stole our very humanity
  • I know this museum from the top to the bottom, amazing and unique museum in Colombia, where you can find a lot of interesting pictures around the baroque and the colonialism, also nice pieces of gold of our ancestors and beautiful pieces of the independence process.
  • This is free and set in an old prison which is cool but have to say the content didn't really engage for whatever reason. Most of the displays are in Spanish but there are newspaper style English information.
  • This museum is located where there used to be a jail. It's collection of Colombian art is very good. You can see beautiful items of clothing and jewelry from the 18th and19th century. It has a great restaurant and a café, too. The souvenirs are excellent to turn them into unique presents to friends and family members.
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