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Museo Etnográfico del Hombre Amazónico - Museum Leticia - Colombia

Who are the indigenous nations living in the Amazon region? What are their customs? How did the arrival of the white man affect the nations? These and other questions are answered at the Museo Etnográfico del Hombre Amazónico in the Banco de la República’s cultural center. This museum also houses many fine examples of tools and crafts made and used by the Yucuna, Huitoto and Tikuna peoples. The collection is the effort of Franciscan Capuchin Mission monks. Banco de la República’s cultural center also has a library that has story hour for children and other programs, and hosts free exhibits and special events.

Banco de la República Area Cultural, Cra. 11, 9-43, between Ca. 9 and 10

Leticia , Colombia

Museum Types:
Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography

Travel Tips:

The view of the river from the back terrace is wonderful, especially at sunset.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 8 a.m., 2 p.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Serpentario Armero Guayabal, Reserva Tanimboca, the Kilometer villages and indigenous settlements along the river, Tabatinga, Isla de Micos, Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu, trips into the jungle and on the river, Puerto Nariño, Lago Tarapota and the pink dolphins.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 592-7729

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