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“Museo Nacional de Colombia” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo Nacional

Museo Nacional
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$50.00*
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Bike City Tour and Coffee Experience in Bogotá
Ranked #9 of 310 things to do in Bogota
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Museo Nacional de Colombia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Museo Nacional is housed in an impressive building, and old jail, and it houses an interesting colection of Colombian history. This was my favorite museum as a child, the first place where I saw a mummy

Visited November 2011
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Bogota, Colombia
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“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Visit the museum and the nearby National Parque....continue walking on 7ave to 10 street (45 min walk), and visit Bogota Centro

Visited October 2011
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“A Wide-ranging Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

The museum is huge-- it's housed in a former prison. My friend and I focused on the pre-columbian galleries on the main floor the day we visited. You can take photos with no flash. I would definitely go back to visit some of the other galleries-- there's so much to see! The entire history of the Colombia is here.

Visited August 2012
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“A must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Is a great place to get a little history and art tour.
A very interesting stop for free!
And also a very friendly staff, all in all is a beautiful and very educational place!

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New York City
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“Very big”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

It's a very nice museum and also a big one. I like the architecture of it, since it was a only for men prison back in the 18th century if I'm not wrong.

Visited August 2012
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