Learn about the history behind the walls of the Colombian National Museum on this guided tour. Dive into Colombia’s history in a fascinating building!
Immerse Yourself in History at the Colombian National Museum
This Colombian National Museum Tour is perfect for history and art lovers! Enjoy a wonderful guided visit to the oldest museum in Colombia accompanied by a local professional guide. The building was an important prison in the region for 72 years before becoming a museum and National Monument. Built in 1874, the building was inspired by the idea of the “Panopticon,” where the prisoners are isolated from each other, but always watched from a central tower.
The museum’s collection of over 20,000 pieces is divided into 4 sections: art, history, archaeology, and ethnography. Permanent exhibitions present archaeology and ethnography samples dating from 10,000 BC up to twentieth-century indigenous and Afro-Colombian art and cultural pieces.
Enjoy a guided visit to the museum accompanied by a professional, multilingual guide
Gain extensive insight into the oldest museum in Colombia and one of the oldest museums in America
Explore Colombia’s history through the museum’s collection
Travel through time and stand in the middle of a 19th-century prison
Duration: 3 hours Start and end location: Bogota Availability: Tuesday-Sunday, Year-round
On this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel at 10:00 am and taken to the museum, where you’ll meet your guide. He will give you a private, personalized guided visit of the museum and tell you amazing stories and facts about Colombia’s past and present. After the tour is over, you will have some time to go the souvenir shop, where you can find gifts for your loved ones back home.
Transportation from your hotel to the Museum
Expert guide in the language of your preference (English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German)
What’s not included
Transportation from the Museum to your hotel
This tour has a maximum of 8 people. If you have more than 8, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to find a group for you.
The Colombian National Museum is closed on Mondays.
Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. You will be notified of these changes in advance.
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Bogotá, Colombia4.710989, -74.072092
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