Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogota

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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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  • I really recommend the National Museum. The story of Colombia is presented as ongoing. The museum also does some nice animation for some text otherwise probably couldn't be displayed. 
    I really recommend the National Museum. The story of Colombia is presented as ongoing. The museum also does some nice animation for some text otherwise probably couldn't be displayed.  more »
  • This museum is housed in an old prison, and so its architecture and design is interesting in itself. There are lots of exhibits that explore the history of the museum, and what it means to be... 
    This museum is housed in an old prison, and so its architecture and design is interesting in itself. There are lots of exhibits that explore the history of the museum, and what it means to be...  more »
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  • Interesting enough for a few hours! Nice staff, lack of any non Spanish signage or any other information though. The 4,000 peso or $1 entry fee is very cheap but so is everything in Bogota. Not the most interesting of exhibits but good enough for a two hour visit. Nice shop, toilets and cafe on site.
  • Beautiful museum full of history!! You see all different art, gold and just very interesting. Also good to note that on Sundays it is free entry! Must visit when going to Bogotá

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