National Museum of Colombia


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National Museum of Colombia

The National Museum of Colombia houses in a sprawling 19th century prison built in the style of a fortress. Without a doubt, this is the biggest and oldest museum in Colombia. Permanent exhibitions will introduce you to over 20,000 archaeology and ethnography samples from Colombian treasures dating 10,000 years BC, up to twentieth century indigenous and afro-Colombian art and culture. Fine art lovers must not miss the chance to see paintings by masters Débora Arango, Fernando Botero, Enrique Grau, Ignacio Gomez Jaramillo, Santiago Martinez Delgado, Alejandro Obregón, Omar Rayo, Andrés de Santa María and Guillermo Wiedemann.

Useful Information

  • Address: Museo Nacional de Colombia, Carrera 7 #28-66, Bogotá
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  • Address: Tue–Sun 9am–5pm, Mon closed
  • Address: In addition to the permanent galleries, the museum hosts lots of special exhibits, seminars, and musical performances.
  • More Info: Free entrance on Sundays
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Do & See

Colombia's capital is truly packed with touristy things to do. From free walking tours, bike rides, street art and world-class museums to flea markets, culinary gems, colonial and pre-Colombian cultural heritage. Start your day overlooking the city from Mount Monserrate 3,152 meters above the sea level. Explore the cobbled streets and museums of La Candelaria and head to the Chapinero neighbourhood for hip cafes, shops, restaurants and nightlife.