Casa de Moneda


This historic museum inside the Banco de la República complex houses the Colección Numismática as well as the Colección de Arte. The former exhibit starts with pre-Columbian exchanges of pots and lead chronologically to misshapen coins, the introduction of a centralized bank in 1880, and the making of the cute tree art on the current 500 peso coin in the late 1990s.

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1. Colección de Arte

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2. Museo Botero

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4. Museo Militar

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7. Teatro Colón

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8. Palacio de San Carlos

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