Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota

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Tour Universidad Nacional de Colombia to see the country's largest and most important educational institution. Planned by German architect Leopoldo Rother and lecturer Fritz Karlsen in the 1930s, the university represents one of Colombia's architectural landmarks with 17 of its campus buildings throughout the country listed as national monuments. The gleaming white buildings of the Bogota campus stand surrounded by lush parkland open to the public, so take a book along and bask in the scholastic ambience. The onsite auditorium and museums frequently host events and concerts--check in advance. Plan your Universidad Nacional de Colombia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bogota using our Bogota online trip builder.
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  • This prestigious university is in Teusaquillo, a more affluent neighborhood of Bogota NW of the historic center. Construction started in 1935 and ever since new buildings have been added. For this...  more »
  • After visiting the Quinta de Bolivar, I noted its park located near it. I asked about the name of the Park and the Buildings and learned that it is the National University of Colombia. I briefly...  more »
  • I went to look at the 4 museums on campus but all were closed for cleaning. The university needs more than cleaning as the buildings were old and in disrepair. I was diappointed with my walking tour.  more »
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  • This place is huuuuuge, I've never been in a university with such a large campus, good for that. However I got to say that I personally think that this university is not secure at all, or at least I doesn't seems to be, because almost everybody can get in, I mean there's no quite filters or "real" security guards at the main entrance (I say that because the last and first time I went there I witnessed this problem. Perhaps this might not be a problem nowadays but I am not sure ). Despite any inconvenience which might come along the lack of security, I really recommend this place, don't know quite much about classes exactly but the campus is just wonderful. Good for that Bogotá!
  • There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
  • This could be biased since the National University of Colombia is my Alma mater, but hey IT'S THE BEST UNIVERSITY IN COLOMBIA . The education quality is in pair with the most prestigious colleges of the world and even though it's infrastructure may not be able to compete, it's architectonic style is far more unique than other campuses in Colombia and sets the vibe for a one of a kind college experience
  • Great spot for sports training
  • This University is the best in Colombia. The campus is as big as USP and UNICAMP Campus.

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