Walk through pre-Columbian history at Museo Nacional de Colombia, which occupies 104 cells of a former prison designed by English architect Thomas Reed. This 19th-century prison, turned into a museum in 1948, features a collection of over 20,000 items, including works of indigenous and Afro-Colombian artists. To get some insight into prison life, visit room 16 on the third floor, and don't miss the nearly 1,500-years-old Muisca mummies on the ground floor. English-language placards on each floor provide background information on the exhibited items. Don't forget to check out the gardens and the glass pavilion cafe. Put Museo Nacional de Colombia and other Bogota attractions into our Bogota online trip itinerary maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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Museo Nacional de Colombia Reviews
Amo la arquitectura del lugar sobretodo al final del recorrido que se consigue con un jardín con grandes árboles, un bazar de réplicas y recuerdos del sitio y un café donde podrás compartir y disfruta... more »I love the architecture of the place especially at the end of the tour that is achieved with a garden with large trees, a bazaar of replicas and souvenirs of the site and a café where you can share and enjoy the beautiful landscape. For art lovers show a lot of variety of styles and techniques
Puedes encontrar toda la historia de Colombia desde antiguas civilizaciones, la conquista y la época contemporánea. Este sumado al museo urbano te dan amplia vision de la historia de Colombia. more »You can find all the history of Colombia from ancient civilizations, conquest and contemporary times. This addition to the urban museum gives you a wide view of the history of Colombia.
We had the privilege of visiting the Museo Nacional de Colombia earlier today, and what a gorgeous museum it was! The building the museum is housed in is historical, and the exhibits are well laid out with plenty of interesting information. While not all the descriptions are available in English, many were bilingual. Make sure to give yourself ample time, as the museum is three floors. With regular entry fees hovering around $1.00USD, it's a great - and budget-friendly - way to spend an afternoon (and a refuge from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bogota).
Is a nice place if you want to know about Colombian history and art. If you get there, is around one hour and a half or more to visit all places.
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