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National Museum of Colombia

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Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #23 in Bogota things to do
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N, Cra. 7a #28-66, Bogotá, Colombia
+57 1 3816470
http://www.bibliotecanacional.gov.co/
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Located in the center of bustling downtown Bogotá, the National Museum of Columbia is a dominating structure that commands the attention of anyone around. The building itself was started in 1823 and, ... Read more
for a number of years, served as a prison. Almost as impressive as the collection it houses, is the architectural design and structure of the museum, a Gothic masterpiece set in stone. The museum's collection is over 20,000 pieces and showcases the culture and history of Columbia. In addition to the museum's large permanent collection, it also plays host to a variety of traveling exhibits.

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Brisbane, Australia

Excellent museum that will give you a good feel for the country's history and culture dating back from pre-columbian days to present. They have a great collection of indigenous artifacts that are well worth checking out. Be aware that it is not open on Mondays.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

The building (a former prison) where the museum is located is worth a visit. There were nice exhibitions, but the museum is kind of disorganized and there where not much explanations in English.

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San Francisco, California, USA

I am kind of a history nut so this review may be biased BUT I really enjoyed visiting the National Museum of Colombia. It was well organized and easy to get around. I really like the displays and the special programs that they offer. I learned a lot that I never knew about the history of Colombia and South America.

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