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Museo Nacional - Museum Bogotá - Colombia

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

Centro Internacional / La Macarena, Bogotá, Colombia

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Getting There

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 (Bóveda de Orfrebrería) is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Saturday- Monday.

Price Description:


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.

Days Closed:Monday

Travel Skills: None

The Museum is close to the Macarena district and the Plaza de Toros.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 381-6470
Fax: 381-6490
E-mail: info(at)

Here are other activities in and around Centro Internacional / La Macarena that may be of interest: Museo de Arte Moderno,

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
10 Mar 2011

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