The National Museum of Colombia is the biggest and oldest museum in Colombia. This museum houses a huge collection of archaeological findings and collections on Columbia’s history, art, and culture. This museum was built in 1823 and the architectural style of the buildings is that of a fortress with many arches, domes and columns. The museum is home to a collection of over 20,000 pieces representing various eras of the history of Columbia. You will also find items of Spanish iconography and various paintings by Débora Arango, Fernando Botero and many more.
- Free admission to showrooms every Wednesday: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM and on Sunday.
- The mentioned price is for an adult
- For students: Colombian Peso 3000
- For children: Colombian Peso 2000
- For people with sensory and cognitive disabilities: Free
- For children under 5 years of age: Free
- For people over 60: Free
- By Bus
- By Car
- By Bicycle
- Itanos (Centro Internacional) [specializes in Italian cuisine]
- El Arca [Columbian cuisine recommended]
- Donostia [changing menu]
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77.05% of people who visit Bogota include Colombian National Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
54.12% of people start their Colombian National Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Colombian National Museum
94.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Colombian National Museum
Perfect museum to relive the pre Hispanic times and their vast history. It is a perfect transition of how the lives of the natives with their knowledge of the natural conditions and what the land has to offer. With a lot of traditional practices and way of living. The time moves ahead as you go to different levels of the museum. The post Hispanic era starts and gives you an overview of the impact taken place at that time. And how the times have proceeded to become this beautiful place called Colombia.
The collection is nice but is a mixture of things that are coming together. When you see indigenous art you expect to not see sculptures or modern things. Is like they put together what they had. The building is somehow claustrophobic, it was an old jail as you can see it.
One of the best museum that I have been, the entrance fee is not much expensive ( I forgot how much I paid). I stayed there for 3 hours and could stay even longer, but o was tired, so I left that place. I saw everything, but I could stay longer in each room. Definitely to the ones that are going to Bogotá is must to go.
I enjoyed visiting this museum. There are several different wings, and each wing features a different aspect of Colombians history. My favorite was the pre spanish exhibit.
Its such a good place to go alone, with friends or family that you will want to come back. It has a collection of art and historical pieces that it's always worth a visit. On Sunday it's almost impossible to find parking so some people leave the car in the street and if you like to appreciate more than see, you better choose a different day as on Sundays it's crowded