Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero, Bogota

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Learn about the "cry of independence" at Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero, housed in a colonial building of great historical importance to Bogota. The story goes that just after Napoleon overcame Spain in 1810, a local creole named Antonio Morales came to the house and demanded an ornate vase from the Spanish owner. This led to a tussle in the street that had the butterfly effect of spurring a national rebellion. Tour the museum and look for the vase in question, broken during the fight but still on display here. Pay special attention to the building's Arabic-Andalusian style. Add Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero and other attractions to your Bogota trip itinerary using our Bogota trip maker app.
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  • This museum is must visit in Bogota but I’m disappointed about museum and I didn’t like. Entrance is very cheap and all visitors received chocolate for free  more »
  • A bit disappointing -for non-Spanish speakers- after visits to the colonial and excellent Santa Clara museums. Most of the information is in Spanish including the new audio-visual features The...  more »
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  • It could be argued, although I'm not necessarily making this claim, that this is one of the most important places to visit and experience if you're learning about Latin American history. It was here, according to myth and fact, that the "cry for independence" was first raised. It was here the vase was shattered in that famous (in Colombia) moment in which the world changed and the chains of oppression with thrown off. In this museum the actual vase is on display--or what's left of it--and the interactive experience allows you to understand a bit more deeply what led to the creation of Gran-Colombia and the modern state of Colombia if not all of Latin America. While some things have English translations, a working understanding of Spanish would be helpful.
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