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Museo Nacional

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Address: AC 7 (Alberto Lleras Camargo) No. 28-10, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: 57-1 334 8366
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Colombia's oldest museum holds a vast collection of archeological...
Colombia's oldest museum holds a vast collection of archeological artifacts, as well as modern art. The building itself is interesting—it's a former prison and many of the galleries are inside former prison cells.
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Old prison, good museum

Housed in a former prison, the museum tells the story of the Colombian peoples. If you don't speak/read Spanish then I strongly recommend an audioguide, as all of the descriptions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Housed in a former prison, the museum tells the story of the Colombian peoples. If you don't speak/read Spanish then I strongly recommend an audioguide, as all of the descriptions of the rooms and art are in Spanish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Housed in an imposing building on one of the main thoroughfares of Bogota, the museum's collections have something of interest for everyone and entrance is free. It encompasses archelogical exhibits with historical items with religious art as well as recent history events and contemporary art. I stumbled upon an exhibit with events in which my father made a difference in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a nice way to spend an hour or two learning national history. There are some Boteros that are quite different than the usual. A nice couple of coffee shops with souvenirs are on site too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the well appointed museum, also free entry, and well worth it. If you're interested in the history of Columbia you will like this museum it is large and you can probably see the museum well in three hours. The only drawback is that if you don't speak or read Spanish you may not enjoy it as much because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice resource, relaxing atmosphere, great location between amazing restaurants. It gives you a good first impression to Colombian culture, a good break point in the middle of a sightseeing day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I has a wide range of exposition all year long and is a very international museum (Expositions of all kind of arts and from all the world are shown) I really appreciated my visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It is a nice little museum, with a nice restaurant and cafe, but there is little contents. I enjoy the nice walk in the afternoon but it can be ignored if you are rushed with time. Easy to get to with TransMilenia and other buses. Lots of restaurants nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So if you can't read Spanish, then you may not get a lot out of it. I enjoyed the different aspects of the museum, history, art (in various mediums, paint, photography, movies, etc). I even learned about recent events that had happened in Colombia that I had no idea about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My visit to the museum was not ordinary. I was invited to a dinner at the museum terrace, so I did not have the opportunity to see the museum collection. However, I can say that the museum is beautiful and interesting. It is possible to see some of the exposition rooms for the the terrace and the effect of illumination... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This museaum is rich in Colombian history and also has so many nice things to see. I went with my girlfriend and family and really loved the place. I would definitely go back!! The place is clean and the place is big and has a lot to see. From Simon Bolivar to Botero's painting. What else do you want for... More 

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Address: AC 7 (Alberto Lleras Camargo) No. 28-10, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: 57-1 334 8366
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota

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