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
Fantastic curation of a very interesting space. Please people get over Pablo Escobar, Colombia is a fantastic country with a very interesting culture and history, all of which is brilliantly...
Fantastic curation of a very interesting space. Please people get over Pablo Escobar, Colombia is a fantastic country with a very interesting culture and history, all of which is brilliantly... more »
Colombia's national museum is VERY beautiful and they have organized it and restored it to a nice cultural center that is lovely in architecture and art pieces. Well worth the $1 or 4000 COP price...
Colombia's national museum is VERY beautiful and they have organized it and restored it to a nice cultural center that is lovely in architecture and art pieces. Well worth the $1 or 4000 COP price... more »
The National Museum is deserving of its name given that it’s exhibits focus almost entirely on the history and art of Colombia 🇨🇴, and given the diversity of material on display. For me, it is a handsome venue which I enjoyed waking through, and an interesting re-purposing of a prison. However, I feel that it is a museum that tries to do too much, leaving the visitor overwhelmed with somewhat of a collage of both meaningful artifacts and less important ephemera beginning with prehistoric antiquities and continuing to the present day. For serious students of Colombia history, however, it contains a lot of material thought and research. Well worth visiting but perhaps best appreciated after a course in Colombian history. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed my visit.
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.
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