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Museo Nacional

  • Carrera 7 No. 28–66 Map It
  • Centro Internacional

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's 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. There's a free, hour-long English tour on Wednesday at 3 pm; longer tours can be arranged for a fee with advance booking.

Sight Information

Address:

Carrera 7 No. 28–66, between Calles 28 and 29, Bogotá, Bogota D.C., 110311, Colombia

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Phone:

1-381–6470-ext. 2181 for English tours

Sight Details:

  • Closed Mon.

Published 03/16/2017

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