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Visiting Colombian National Museum in Bogota
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The National Museum of Colombia (Museo Nacional de Colombia) is located in the heart of Bogota. It is the oldest museum in the country, and one of the oldest museums in the continent. The museum is built in 1823. Its fortress architecture is built in stone and brick that makes the museum become interesting for tourists. The Museum of Colombia houses collections on its history, art, and culture.

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San Alejo Flea Market

San Alejo Flea Market

San Alejo Flea Market is one of touristic interest sites. It is a kind of Bogota cultural heritage site. Visiting San Alejo Flea Market, you will experience an authentic encounter with the essence of the city. There are about 300 artists, craftsmen, collectors, and small producers meet every Sunday to exhibit their product, like antiques, crafts, books, and curiosities. San Alejo Flea Market offers visitors a tour to access a range entertainment that includes around 50 museums, fine dining, lively nightlife, and nearby nature reserves. It gives you one stop great tour experience.

Carnival of Bogota

Carnival of Bogota

Carnival of Bogota is an event takes place in the heart of Parque Metropolitano Simon Boliyar. This is an activity to celebrate the city's anniversary of its Hispanic Foundation. The event is held every year on August 5 and 6. Bogota Carnival becomes the big carnival in the city. The main objective of the carnival is to promote and encourage the cultural and musical diversity of Colombia. The day of the carnival becomes most waited days by Colombian. Many activities take place during the celebrations of the carnival. The activities consist of four, they are: Comparsas, Verbenas, Pre carnival, and children carnival. Comparsas or krewes presents parades of folkloric groups, dances and music that represent the cultural manifestations from different regions and cultural of the country. Verbenas presents the celebration of suburbs' street with dances, music, games, and gastronomy from different regions and cultures of the country. Pre carnival day is when people prepare everything for the carnival including cultural events like street theater fairs, puppet, storytelling, and so on. Children' s carnival presents a parade with the best Comparsas performing on the main street of the city.It is held every year since 2005.

Curch of La Candelaria

Curch of La Candelaria

Curch of Candelaria is the highest densities of churches in Latin America. It is strolling through the city center. Having a tour at Curch of La Candelaria, you will find some of the oldest in the region. In the historic of La Candelaria district, there are 15 of the more than fifty churches scattered throughout the city, and each one has its own peculiar place in the history of Colombia.

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How to Get Tickets?

Ticket booth is available around the building. You can directly purchase the ticket from the booth. It cost Colombian Peso 5.000 for adult, Colombian Peso 3.000 for students, Colombian Peso 2.000 for children under 12 years old, and it is free for people with sensory and cognitive disabilities, for children under 5 years old age, and for people over 60 years old age.

How To Get Around?

The best way to get around in Colombia National Museum is by taking a walk. You will experience an unforgettable tour desire by enjoying the beauty of the museum.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear anything comfortable with you. It can be t-shirts, skirts, dress, pants, or light jacket. It also good to have hat and sunglasses with you. Don't forget to wear a comfortable shoes to comfort your step. There is no specialty or dress code during your tour in Colombia.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best to visit Colombia National Museum is between December to March when the sunny days are in surplus and the tourist attraction are begging to be visited. The good time to visit Colombia is between Marchs to September when the weather is pleasant. These months are a good month to visit Colombia since the tourist number are more controllable and making it easier to get accommodation without booking months in advance.

Currency

Colombian Peso

Will I Need a Guide?

We are making sure that all information you need is available on this site, but if you need an English speaking tour guide, it is available in the museum every Wednesday. It will help you a lot, since the museum have a few English translations.

How To Get There?

You can reach Colombia National Museum by public transportation, such as car, bus, or pedicab.

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