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Museo Colonial

Carrera 6 # 9-77, Bogota, Colombia
3424100
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Just wow!

The work done in this museum is completely mind blowing! New and interesting images, paintings and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
mdcperrierp
,
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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A Gem

I loved this museum. It is well-curated, and informative. The artwork is stunning. It has glossed... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Arete
,
Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
9 Sep 2017
“Just wow!”
21 Aug 2017
“A Gem”
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Carrera 6 # 9-77, Bogota, Colombia
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3424100
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The work done in this museum is completely mind blowing! New and interesting images, paintings and information about a controversial time that will make you wonder so much. Don't miss this place, it will be n1 soon!

Thank mdcperrierp
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I loved this museum. It is well-curated, and informative. The artwork is stunning. It has glossed over the slavery aspect of colonization, however, calling the arrival of Africans a "migration" and describing how much the indigenous people benefitted from colonization (!!) Otherwise an organized history...More

Thank Arete
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Colonial Museum just reopened, and it's a vast improvement over what existed there before. The museum now presents their collection as a way to provide a comprehensive look at all aspects of colonial life, from religious, civic, educational, indigenous and economic viewpoints. The renovation...More

Thank polka party
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This colonial history museum was reopened just 6 days ago. If you want to learn about the colonial history of Bogota as well as Colombia, this is the place to go. The exhibits are in both English and. Spanish. They have also added some technology...More

Thank Lygra28
Reviewed 19 June 2013

This museum is another 'museum disaster' thanks to its administration under the heavy, but useless, hand of the Ministry of Culture. In my comments left in the visitors' book I suggested that the Ministry privatize the museum... The first two rooms are excellent in acquainting...More

1  Thank rhettbudapest
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I'd hoped for a fuller picture of their colonial art. Perhaps it was the order of rooms we were 'directed' to take that overwhelmed me with crucifixes and Virgin Marys. Much of this stuff is incredible to see in person—and glad I did—especially with the...More

2  Thank pickling
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I enjoyed the museum. Some of the guards were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the subjects. Some amazing old paintings of saints, some of them not looking at all saintlike. A room with old art supplies, the rocks and powders they used to make their...More

2  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Its a wonderful museum, with history everywhere you look. Paintings, dresses, and old furniture makes the perfect ambiance to walk thru the history of the colonization of Colombia. Worth visiting!

4  Thank Djmenaka
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