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Address: AC 7 (Alberto Lleras Camargo) No. 28-10, Bogota 110311, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3348366
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Colombia's oldest museum holds a vast collection of archeological...

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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Interesting but could do with more English

This was the first Museum we visited when we arrived in Bogota. It looked like there were some interesting artifacts and history but due to the lack of English is was hard to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Montrose, Colorado
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Montrose, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first Museum we visited when we arrived in Bogota. It looked like there were some interesting artifacts and history but due to the lack of English is was hard to know. I will say that each room had a document in English that covered some of the items. It also seemed like the newer exhibits were in... More 

Thank ConradAtlas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Museum is committed to renewing its approach to telling Colombia's story, and is including more diverse voices and perspectives, one gallery at a time. The newer exhibits break down traditional museum boundaries and bring art pieces, media, and artifacts into thematic conversation. What most caught my eye on this latest visit was Botero's 1960 Lección de Guitarra and... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a lot of history in it howver there are no real english subtitles. There are a few placards describing a few things but not great. It has a lot of history if you can figure it out. Best to havea guide but if not it has some interesting artifacts to look at.

Thank Scoutwonderworld
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is being remodeled and reorganized. Better signage and added interactive exhibits for persons who are blind or who have low vision. This will be awesome when it is done. Great collection. The building itself, a former prison, is a highlight

Thank Thomas M
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is right in the middle of an international business area of Bogota, easy to get to as there is a "transmilenium" station a few metres away. The entrance fee is very cheap and is free for over 60s. The 3 floors contain plenty of Colombian history and there are some of Botero's pictures.

Thank LatinC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A museum that covers a lot and set in an old prison.... woohoo... I'm all about the old stuff but a couple of floors of art as well..... I've been twice so .....if it's nice we play it twice!! Big up selector!

Thank 63oliverb
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's definitely worth visiting it. After having been to the Gold and Botero museums, however, I felt the National Museum failed to wow me. Still, I spent a wonderful couple hours in there

Thank Marco B
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even is not extraordinary stuff there, it is worth it totally, the building is beautiful ( got o the coffee area and enjoy the garden!) U will see the last periods on painting story of the country in a nutshell. don't miss it!

Thank Roberto G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nacional Museum was formely a prison I suppose. Much different art and antiques to be seen. We only had one hour over here so have to come back to see more.

Thank EmotionsTraveler
Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

More Botero that was nice, not much English explanations there for not understandable, does have a nice restaurant, (not mistake for the coffee place in the garden). Recommendation to the museum get a Modern building. New display al do some of the curator work was well done

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