Fodor's Expert Review Museo Nacional

Centro Internacional Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery Free

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Carrera 7 No. 28–66
Bogotá, Bogota D.C.  110311, Colombia

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

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Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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