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The Museums of Pamplona - Museum Pamplona - Colombia

One of the city’s nicknames is “La Ciudad de Museos.” Although few in number, Pamplona’s museums cover the spectrum of themes.

Museo de Arte Ramírez Villamizar—An impressive collection of art by native son Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, and modern Colombian and Venezuelan artists. Originally the home of Juan de Maldonado, founder of San Cristóbal de Táchira, this was also once a convent and a brothel—hence La Casa de las Marías. (Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-noon, 2-6 p.m. Calle 5 5-45, Parque Águeda Gallardo, Tel: 7-568-2999. Entry: $0.50 children, $0.80 adults).
Museo Arquidiocesano de Arte Religiosa—The treasures of Pamplona’s churches, including paintings by some of the most important colonial artists (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, 3-5 p.m., Sunday and holidays 10 a.m.-noon, closed Tuesdays. Carrera 5 4-53, Tel: 7-568-0960. Entry: $0.50).
Museo Casa Azoátegui—The once-home of Venezuela-born independence general José Antonio Anzoátegui is now a museum and archives (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, 2-5:30 p.m. Carrera 6 7-48, Tel: 7-568-0960, E-mail: /, Web: Entry: $0.50).
Museo Casa Colonial—Also known as the Museo de Pamplona, this museum exhibits small collections of archaeological, paleontological, religious and historical artifacts (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 2-6 p.m. Calle 6 2-56, Tel: 7-568-2043, Entry: $0.50).

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The churches and other historical buildings of Pamplona, and many small, interesting villages.

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