Located on the northeast corner of Plaza Bolívar, La Casa del Florero (the House of the Vase), also known as the Museo del 20 de Julio, dates back to the late 16th century and was built for the eldest son of one of the founders of the city. It was here that a dispute over a vase, between Spaniard José González Llorente and Colombians Antonio and Francisco Morales, led to the War of Independence. The museum’s 10 rooms, which feature independence memorabilia, are fine examples of early Colombian colonial architecture.
Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero
Calle 11 no. 6–94, Bogotá
Our Rating Hours Tues–Thurs 9am–5pm; Sat–Sun 10am–4pm Transportation Transmilenio: Avenida Jiménez or Museo del Oro Phone 1/334-4150 Prices COP$3,000
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