Museo Nacional, Bogota

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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. Put Museo Nacional and other Bogota attractions into our Bogota online trip itinerary maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Presents very interesting exhibits, and there is a level of history very pretty widely recommend it to tourists
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  • This is a great museum hosted in an incredible building. Great collections and history. There are many good restaurants in the vicinity.  more »
  • How much culture, very interesting, the architecture of the place beautiful, a fascinating history, has a terrace to enjoy a delicious coffee.
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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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