National Museum of Colombia

Local nameMuseo Nacional de Colombia
LocationBogotá, Colombia

The National Museum of Colombia is the National Museum of Colombia housing collections on its history, art, culture. Located in Bogotá downtown, is the biggest and oldest museum in Colombia. The National Museum of Colombia is a dependency of the Colombian Ministry of Culture.

The National Museum is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest in the continent, built in 1823. Its fortress architecture is built in stone and brick. The plant includes arches, domes and columns forming a sort of Greek cross over which 104 prison cells are distributed, with solid wall façade. It was known as the Panóptico and served as a prison until 1946. In 1948, the building was adapted for National Museum and restored in 1975.

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Opening hours

Tue - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 10 am - 5 pm


Free entry to the permanent exhibitions.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +57 1 381 6470

Address Carrera 7 No. 28-66, Bogotá D.C., Bogotá, Colombia

Coordinates 4°36'55.752" N -74°4'5.959" E

Tours and activities: National Museum of Colombia

Bogotá: Salt Cathedral Official Ticket

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Bogotá City Pass

from 50 USD

Bogota: Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

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