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Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogota

Museo Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Carrera 7 No. 28-66, Bogota, ColombiaMap
Between Calle 28 and 29
+57 1 334 8366/+57 1 381 6470
Neighborhood: North / Lago
Overview

This peculiar building was initially designed as a prison by the English architect Thomas Reed. It became a museum in 1948 after some internal reconstruction. The exhibits, displayed on three floors, range from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary art. The ground floor has a display of archeology and ethnography and numerous artifacts that represent the culture of pre-Columbian societies. The first floor exhibits paintings, furniture and many other objects from the colonial and independence periods. The second floor focuses on the art works of the best-known Colombian painters, such as Botero, Obregón and Grau. Museo Nacional de Colombia (National Museum of Colombia) also organizes temporary exhibitions of well-known international and national artists. For a pleasant respite, take a seat in the cafe opposite the bookshop and enjoy a cup of Colombian coffee while looking through some of the fine art books on display.

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Museo Nacional de Colombia General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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