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“Informative with Adjacent Art Museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica

Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica
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Bogotá City Pass
Ranked #20 of 310 things to do in Bogota
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Delray Beach, Florida
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“Informative with Adjacent Art Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum provides an in-depth history of the coinage of Colombia illustrated beautifully with thousands of coins and well-preserved machinery used to print money over the centuries. The wonderfully restored original building is a pleasure to walk through. There are several interactive exhibits. The adjacent Arte Collecion houses several grand halls full of mostly modern art as well as 17th and 18th-century religious objects. The walk-in vault housing two custodias(monstrances) are beyond over-the-top - the largest is made of 4,902g of pure gold encrusted with 1,485 emeralds, one sapphire, 13 rubies, 28 diamonds, 168 amethysts, one topaz and 62 pearls.

Visited May 2014
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“Coin design exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Never thought this museum could be of my interest. I loved the exhibition on the new coins. Worths to see the beautiful "custodias" (sacred recipients) made of gold, emerals ...

Visited March 2014
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Colombia's pride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is an excellent museum, a temple of culture, done in the usual Colombian central bank's (Banco de la República) style. I believe no other bank in the world is so committed to promote culture. You can also get great recordings of Colombian composers, and lithographs of some of the best artistic productions in the country.

Visited September 2013
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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“Interesting History of Coinage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Well, we like museums. What can I say. This one was free and had a great collection of old coins and the machines that made them, along with historical descriptions.

We spent a hour, which really isn't enough, but enjoyed what we were able to see.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Interesting vintage machines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

This museum has a very large and excellent selection of the vintage specialty tools, dies, buttons and European belt-driven presses designed to create metal coins from sheets of flat stock. Unusual machinery in very good condition, well displayed.

Visited January 2014
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