About 10 blocks north of the Candelaria and in the shadow of the Plaza de Toros stands the Museo Nacional, an easily identified building resembling a fortress that once served as a prison. With more than 20,000 objects and 17 permanent exhibition galleries, the Museo Nacional is well funded and maintained. Be sure to check out the exhibits on Afro-Colombian history and ethnology and one of the many fabulous temporary exhibitions they put on. In previous years the Museum has displayed the Terracotta Army and also the jewels of Sipan. Worth looking into are the free talks on week nights discussing points of historical interest.
Carrera 7, 28-66
If you are too tired to walk from the Candelaria the 10 blocks or so north to the museum then catch any bus heading north on Cra 7. Get off when you see the fortress-like museum
Travel Tips: HOURS: Gold vault (BÃ³veda de OrfrebrerÃa) is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Saturday- Monday.
Relative price: Free
Open Hours from:Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.
Open Hours to:Tuesday-Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.
Travel Skills: None
The Museum is close to the Macarena district and the Plaza de Toros.
E-mail: info(at) museonacional.gov.co