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Casa Museo Jorge Eliecer Gaitán - Museum Bogotá - Colombia

Casa Museo Jorge Eliecer Gaitán preserves the home and office of who, without a doubt, is the most important social leader in modern Colombian history. Shortly after graduating from law school, the brilliant attorney soon became a progressive Congressman of the Partido Liberal (Liberal Party) in the 1920s. Before the legislature, Gaitán presented testimony he compiled from survivors of the 1928 Ciénaga banana massacre. This stunning documentation is still widely available. His entire career was focused on improving the social rights of his country-people, which made him a tremendously popular presidential candidate in 1948. But, before that could happen, on April 9 of the same year he was assassinated on Calle 7, near Avenida Jiménez, in downtown Bogotá. His killing sparked the present-day civil war that has now lasted more than 60 years. Casa Museo Jorge Eliecer Gaitán teaches visitor about the life, work and the philosophy of this illustrious Colombian.


Calle 42, 15-52

Bogotá, Colombia


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Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m-5p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 604-4747, ext 29226
Fax: 1-245-3626
E-mail: casagaitan(at)

Here are other activities in and around Bogotá that may be of interest: Museo Arqueológico, Museo de Arte Moderno, Claustro San Agustín, Museo de Bogotá, Museo Nacional, Museo Donación Botero, Museo Del Oro, Casa Quinta de Bolivar, Museo de Policia de Nacional and Museo de Arte Colonial.

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