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Museo Nacional

Ac 7 No. 28-10, Bogota 110311, Colombia
+57 1 3348366
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ac 7 No. 28-10, Bogota 110311, Colombia
Ac 7 No. 28-10, Bogota 110311, Colombia
+57 1 3348366
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Reviewed yesterday

We had expected to learn more about the history of Colombia but instead saw mostly paintings of important people from country's past. Maybe this implied history is because all Colombians know their history? The painting styles looked no different than European from these periods. Zero...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago

very interesting visit. it starts with precolombian art and ends with modern art on top floors. It is a summery through colombian history and art ( sculptures, paintings and other works of handcraft). It used to be a jailhouse and transformed into a museum. Worth...More

Thank HAS B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good collection of art and artifacts from the history of Colombia. A few English signs but most of the information is in Spanish. More Botero, does any museum in Colombia not have some of his stuff. Very prolific artist.

Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

the museo nacional de colombia is a very rich , very historical in colombian past history , from the ancient colombia to the political leaders who marked the colombian's nation . great place to visit a must if you love museums ...

Thank yannyckchaka2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

for a rainy day or just between . a small nice museum with a lot of interessting storys . i liked it . its not expensive to go in

Thank AndreasRoss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the reviews I was expecting much more than I got. Limited displays with very little in English. Focused on the diversity of Colombia’s people and history.

Thank 444beatrix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went there the other day, and what we saw of the exhibits were fantastic! All well planned and easy to follow, except everything is in Spanish. There is even an interactive exhibition where you can write with chalk on the large...More

Thank Kerri_Kirshner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is as fantástic place , full of history and beautiful pieces , excelent explanations and the halls are huge, there are a lot of things to see , I recomend the monthly exhibitions because all the time are diferent

Thank nannitaupn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is definitely worth a visit, but since the signs and descriptions were mainly in Spanish, for me it was a bit difficult to understand (I think it is only in the first floor where they also have English translations). But the exhibitions were...More

Thank seidi s
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a great museum hosted in an incredible building. Great collections and history. There are many good restaurants in the vicinity.

Thank IsabelLondono
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1 March 2016|
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Response from Hernan O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. Visiting on working days is preferred than going on the weekends. You can visit after 10:00 a.m. And I believe they close at 4:00 p.m.