Bogota Sights


Museo Nacional

Museo Nacional Review

The striking building that houses the National Museum was a prison until 1946; some parts, particularly the narrow top-floor galleries, maintain a sinister air. Designed by English architect Thomas Reed, the museum is arranged to give you a history of Colombia. Everything from ancient artifacts to contemporary art is on display, including works by Fernando Botero and Alejandro Obregón. The first-floor gallery is devoted to changing national and international exhibitions. There's also a café and bookstore.

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  • Address: Carrera 7 No. 28–66, between Calles 28 and 29, Centro Internacional, Bogotá, 110311 | Map It
  • Phone: 1/381–6470
  • Cost: 2,000 pesos
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 10–5
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  • Location: Centro Internacional
Updated: 06-22-2011

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