Museo Historico Policia, Bogota
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Address: Carrera 9 # 9, Bogota, Bogota, D.C., Colombia
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Pablo Escobar was perhaps the most notorious drug lord of Columbia and his demise was certainly a victory for the police force. The Museo Histórico Policía was the ex-headquarters of the police force and as casual a visit you may think a visit here will be, it’s going to be quite the opposite. The most famed exhibits at the museum are Pablo Escobar’s Harley Davidson and his Bernadelli pocket pistol which was nicknamed his ‘second wife’. A dummy of the drug mafia’s bullet ridden corpse is also up for display. You also have a chance of interacting with young people doing their mandatory one year service in the police force.
How To reach Museo Historico Policia by Public Transport
- (Transmilenio) Avenida Jimenez
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Located downtown. I didn't realize it was a guided tour so I had to wait around for about 15 minutes until they found an English speaking tour guide. My guide was Oscar - pretty good English even though he said his English was quite poor! There is no charge for the guide. The famous Pablo Escobar room and a floor full of confiscated weapons - swords, guns etc. That's the reason why you have to be guided around the museum. Nice place to visit for a few hours.
This is a free activity. The museum tour is led by an active National Policeman. It takes about an hour, at which point he'll invite those that want to leave to leave and he'll continue on with those that want to stay. In the second half of the tour you'll see some real highlights like an armory with all the weapons used by the police and a roof-top viewing of the city's skyline. In the first half there is the world history of law enforcement, the development of Colombia's police force, and the story of the capture of several big criminals including Pablo Escobar. I found the museum to be extremely interesting and our tour guide was very charismatic.
Free museum with a mandatory tour. Tour was done in English, which helped. Lots of police related material on display and several Escobar things with interesting facts. There is a room with lots of guns, if that is your thing.
Apart from not being able to walk around freely to look at what I wanted because there was a police man explaining everything to me in the museum. I also felt that he was rushing through the whole thing and skipping lots of things, so he could go on lunch. The museum had lots of interesting objects with stories behind them.
Good free museum with free guided tours from police.
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