Casa Cultural Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

Casa Cultural Gustavo Rojas Pinilla information

Tunja , Colombia
Address
Street Calle 17 No 10-64
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
8am-7pm Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This small but lovely colonial home was the birthplace of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, who became president of Colombia in a 1953 military coup with promises of reform. Instead, his tenure was marked by corruption and brutality until he too was overthrown three years later. The ground floor contains an art gallery with local and regional exhibits. Upstairs, a small museum explores Pinilla's life through photographs, documents and personal belongings.