"MUSEO NACIONAL" National Museum Tip by swesn

National Museum, Bogotá: 9 reviews and 22 photos

Museo Nacional's huge brick building used to be an old prison.

The museum is spread out in 3 long halls radiating out. You can almost imagine these wings used to contain prison cells.

On the ground floor, the museum holds an immense and excellent archaeological collection that tells very thoroughly the history and various cultures of Colombia. Super highly recommended.

I took a long time, exploring the ground floor, trying to understand the various pre-columbiano tribes in the different parts of Colombia and their cultures. When I was done, I thought that was it and prepared to leave as I was already exhausted. Then I realised, there were still more displays in the first and second floor. Goodness!

The first and second floors hold fine art, paintings and sculptures. Still worth a spin if you are not tired out.

Address: Carrera 7 Nr. 31

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  • Written Oct 20, 2007
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