Pretty typical for a National Museum. Good trip, enjoyable, to be added on to another activity for more fun.
The permanent exhibition is free, it is nicely laid out with some very interesting artifacts as well as Colombian paintings. The downside is that it is all in Spanish with no English or any other signage. There is a nice coffee shop and gift store.
Great museum to see the development of the indigenous people and how the Spanish Conquest arrested that development. I found the museum well organized and very, very clean. If you love history, this should be your first tourist stop. I would go back in a heartbeat.
the museum houses a large collection of Colombian historical elements, which sometimes gives way to spectacular exhibits that come across the oceans to show Bogota inhabitants and other Colombian that come to the capital-city to see what other cultures are capable of... I can think of three star-shows: the tarracotta warriors from China, the Chan-Chan Peruvian civilization, and recently, the... More
I visited on a Sunday and was surprised to see that the queue was around the building. After inquiring at the front door, I was told that the queue was for the temporary exhibition, When I said I just wanted to see the permanent exhibition, I was waved through. There was no entrance fee. I started from the bottom to... More
Centraly located, this museum is a real window to display the Colombian history. May be before to visit any other museum, it will be a good beggining to go to the National Museum first to understand more of the historical context of the country. Also, this museum offers very important itinerant collections such as Picasso some years ago, or the... More
The museum is hard to find, not in the tourist section of town, but worth the trip. The building used to be a jail, and still reflects this when you are in it. Just as we were about to leave, we came accross a recital hall just inside the main door. An incredible young man from the National University was... More
I didn't read any of the reviews here before I visited today, and having just read them I think I understand the good and the bad -- the spectrum -- as expressed by different reviewers. For me, this was one of the best museums I have ever visited simply because of the curation by Colombians for Colombians and fortunate foreigners,... More
It has many attractions to see , and also has a Colombian cafe inside , it has their own museum store . It doesn't provide information if you don't speak Spanish , so bring your own guide.
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