These are the free museums that you can visit in Bogotá and that you will surely love because they are full of history.
Bogotá is considered a city full of culture that has some of the most beautiful museums in the country and the best thing is that some of them are free. For that reason, we have compiled the best ones so that you can visit them and learn about the history of these beautiful and impressive places.
National Museum of Colombia
It is the first museum in Colombia and one of the oldest in America, which has a collection between art, archaeology, history and ethnography. In this museum you can see seventeen permanent exhibition halls, in which around 2,500 works and objects are exhibited, symbols of history and national heritage. In addition, there are temporary exhibitions of moving samples of the different realities that have marked the history of Colombia and the world.
If you want to attend the National Museum of Colombia for free, you can do so on Sundays from 10am to 5pm, at Carrera 7 # 28-66.
This museum is located in Santander Park and owes its name to the fact that it contains the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold work, with pieces made of gold and a material known as “tumbaga”, which is a mixture of gold with copper. and silver. You can also enter a dark vault and hear how little by little ancestral rhythms flood the environment, while a dim light unleashes the brightness of hundreds of gold pieces, it is one of the most desired experiences for those who visit the Gold Museum.
If you want to go to the Gold Museum for free, you can do it on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, at Carrera 6 # 15-88.
The Botero museum is known for its paintings with round shapes, the artist donated a large part of his personal collection so that the public could appreciate the works of some of the best national and international exponents. This museum houses 87 pieces of art donated by the Colombian artist to the Banco de la República and 123 of his own creation.
If you want to attend the Botero museum for free, you can do so from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm (closed on Tuesdays) or Sundays and holidays from 10am to 5pm, at Calle 11 # 4-41.
Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (MAMBO)
MAMBO is one of the museums in the center of Bogotá that is ideal for lovers of modern art, here you can see paintings and sculptures, as well as installations and photographs of different and important Colombian and foreign artists.
If you want to attend the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO) for free, you can do so on Sundays from 12pm to 4:30pm, at Calle 24 # 6-00.
Bogota Mint Museum
The Casa de la Moneda de Bogotá was declared a National Monument of Colombia, the house where the museum is located was used for this purpose since the 17th century. The first gold coins in Latin America were made there and it currently has a very important numismatic collection. In its rooms you will be able to see not only the old coins, but bills and machinery used for their production and how they evolved over time.
If you want to attend the Bogotá Mint Museum for free with guided tours, you can do so from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm and on Sundays from 10am to 5pm, at Calle 11 # 4-93.
Quinta de Bolivar Museum
The Quinta de Bolívar was the residence of this important hero in the city that is currently a museum that reflects the life of the liberator during the time. There you will learn the whole history of Simón Bolívar, his room, his kitchen and every part of his house.
If you want to attend the Quinta de Bolívar museum for free, you can do so on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, at Calle 21 # 4A-30 Este.
Colonial Art Museum
The Colonial Museum of Bogotá was inaugurated on August 6, 1942 and has 1,577 pieces, including easel paintings, textiles, sculpture, furniture, silverware, numismatics, prints, and manuscripts.
If you want to attend the Colonial Art Museum for free, you can do so on Wednesdays and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm, at Carrera 6 # 9-77.
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