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Museo Nacional

AC 7 (Alberto Lleras Camargo) 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
AC 7 (Alberto Lleras Camargo) No. 28-10, Bogota 110311, Colombia
+57 1 3348366
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I came to Bogota to see what it is all about. I spent six days here and one of the highlights was the Museo Nacional! I was able to walk to "El Museo" from my rental. It is located on a well commuted street (Carretera...More

Thank V5912TEpeterd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good, nothing extraordinary.The gold museum was much better. One can skip this if one doesn't have time.

Thank geetanjali770
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a Spanish speaking country I get it, but as a foreign tourist who speaks basic limited Spanish, it's not a great attraction. Free on Sunday's

Thank sezl1982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I spent about half a day at the National museum. I enjoyed the art collection including many Botero paintings. I also appreciated the exhibit about Gaitan. The museum has a nicely laid out history of the Country. Free admission on Sunday!

Thank RockWoman5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest and bigest museum of the country, with a huge collection now exhibited in a building that was a prision at the ends of XIX century and untill the first half of the 20th. Inside there, you will find a comprehensive and...More

Thank Jairo H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the museum is in Spanish and I don't understand Spanish... but it was still really fascinating. I'd recommend going if you're interested in the history and culture of this fascinating country.

Thank mariamsa
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a very interesting museum. It is centrally located and has many historical pieces dating different eras of Colombia. Quite interesting, a must see when in Bogota.

Thank Francois_QC_Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2017

House in the old jail, the National Museum has manageable galleries on anthropology as well as history. The galleries about the colonial period, nineteenth century, and early part of the twentieth century, including the section on the Violencia, are particularly good. The history of the...More

Thank C2E
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

You can find a nice recap of the country's history here, the entrance is free and it's open everyday. If you want to enjoy it completely, that will take you around 4 hours for a full trip.

Thank chris_camillus
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Good spot to get a taste of Colombian history. We had a friend from work act as our local tour guide, so it was very informative and in depth overview of significant moments in Colombian history. Most interesting, the museum is on the site of...More

Thank Rkwok68
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I will be traveling to Bogota with my family in April. Does anyone know if a Tuesday or Wednesday is a good day to visit?
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.