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Museums of Pasto - Museum Pasto - Colombia

Pasto has many museums devoted to just as many topics. Whether your interest is in colonial, graphic, photographic or traditional arts, or natural history, archaeology or ethnography — or even Carnaval — you have some place to spend a few hours. A couple of the museums are by appointment only: Casa-Museo Taller Relieves EBC (Calle 21 25-40, Tel: 09-2-723-3275. Entry: Free.) and Museo Fotográfico Luis Bernardo Esparza (Carrera 31C 19-72, Tel: 09-2-731-0102. Entry: Free.)

Museo de Oro (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Calle 19 21-27, Centro Cultural Leopoldo López Álvarez, Tel: 09-2-721-9108 / 721-5777, ext. 255 / 261. Entry: Free.)

Museo Juan Lorenzo Lucero (Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., 2-3:30 p.m. Calle 18 28-27, Tel: 09-2-731-4414. Entry: $1.10.) — A 17th-century priest’s collection of daily life objects, musical instruments and art.

Museo Luciano Rosero (Daily, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Calle 23 17-52, Tel: 310-396-3289. Entry: $1.10.) — Once-private collection of religious and secular art, archaeology, numistics and natural history.

Museo Alfonso Zambrano (Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. Calle 20 29-79, Tel: 09-2-731-2837. Entry: Free.) — Collection of indigenous, colonial and Quiteño-school art.

Casona Taminango de Artes y Tradiciones Populares de Nariño (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Calle 13 27-67, Tel: 09-2-723-5539. Entry: $0.85 children, $1.40 adults.)

Museo Madre Caridad Brader (Admission: $0.60. Monday-Friday, 8-11:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m. Ca. 18, 32A-01. Tel: 731-2092) — Religious art, natural history, anthropology and indigenous ethnography.

Museo del Carnaval (Daily, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Calle 19 and Carrera 42, Centro Cultural Pandiaco, Oficina Municipal de Cultura, Tel: 09-2-731-4598. Entry: Free.) — If you can’t join Pastusos for the Carnaval in January, you can revel in the color here.

Pasto, Colombia

Museum Types:
Science and nature, Anthropology, ethnography, Cultural, History, Art

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Here are other activities in and around Pasto that may be of interest: Museo Casona Taminango de Artes y Tradiciones Populares de Nariño and Museo de Oro.

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