Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Armenia

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View a collection of ancient artifacts at Museo del Oro Quimbaya. The museum is dedicated to the Quimbayan civilization that lived in the area 10,000 years ago. The museum documents the changes in lifestyle from a traditional hunter-gatherer society to a culture built upon foundations of agriculture and metalworking, notably gold. While all these artifacts are labelled as Quimbayan, they originate from many different times and societies. The people were regarded as the best goldsmiths in the country, and because of this you’ll be able to view ancient golden sculptures. Visit the museum to get a clear picture of how these tribes functioned (thanks to knowledgeable staff and a well-equipped museum library). Please note that a large part of the collection is housed in a separate museum in Bogota. Before you head to Armenia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Armenia sightseeing planner, to make sure you see all that Armenia has to offer, including Museo del Oro Quimbaya.
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  • We have visited the Museo del Oro in Bogotá. This in Armenia is much smaller. Admission is free and regularly start a guide a tour in both rooms. The explanation is very sound and enlightening, a very good addition to what you all can see in Bogota.
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  • Despite being a small museum, are pieces of the Quimbaya culture representing all its greatness.
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  • beautiful architecture, this site without a doubt very interesting for all ages to enjoy pre-Columbian of gold and clay rooms, beautiful visit, they liked the canned tubas
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  • Surely the best place where the history of Colombia's indigenous culture is laid. Beautiful handcrafted art and gold artefacts are on display. Highly recommended
  • Very nice Finca-style hotel. I wish they didn't put music in loudspeakers, though (even if it is soft).
  • Is a museum where a grandiose atmosphere of Ancestral magic, which takes you back to your origins, with the charming voices of their two guides that explain the reason for each piece connects us with the vision of the first inhabitants originating in these t ierras, which are our roots. My gratitude to the staff of the Museum, for your kind attention, many blessings in this new year 2018!
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  • The architecture is beautiful. The gardens are beautiful and very quiet. Friendly, attentive and very friendly staff.
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  • The Museum offers a good collection of parts and pre-Columbian treasures, and as its name indicates, of the Quimbaya culture. The parts are well displayed and offer good information for which a guide is not necessary even if it is offered by the Museum. There is parking and outdoor spaces are very nice and pleasant. Free entry, not open on Sundays.
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