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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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The National Museum is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest in the continent built in 1823. Its fortress architecture is built in stone and brick. The plant includes arches, domes and columns forming a sort of Greek cross over which 104...More
I guess all museums in Bogotá pale in comparison to the famous Gold Museum but the National Museum is worth a visit, if not an extended one. Set in a historical prison, it conveys Colombia‘s rich history vividly.
The place has an incredibly relevant history itself and it adds to the character and appeal of the museum. It displays approximately 40,000 pieces ranging from paintings to sculptures and tools from prehispanic tribes. For this reason, the museum must be visited on two separate...More
The building sets the tone for this museum and each floor traces the history of the country. The collection of Colombia artists work is particularly worth seeing as well as the international paintings and sculpture
This museum is hard to fit into a short amount of time because the collections are so vast, but it is a treat to the city of Bogota and to the country of Colombia. I did find the organization of the museum to be really...More
A good museum with a vast collection of exhibits covering all aspects of Colombian history. Displays are well put together and a good place to while away an hour or so however most signage is in Spanish only so you wont get much out of...More
Highly recommend this memorable and wonderfully laid out museum. The design is wonderful and every style of Colombian art and history is touched on. Spend some time outside in the garden with a coffee afterwards.