Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Armenia
(4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Armenia attractions like Museo del Oro Quimbaya can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a very well curated collection of artifacts that tell a story about our ancestors craft on gold. Really a must and best of all is free 
  • Show you the typical of Quindío and its surroundings, its customs and all that lived in his time, also can give a tour of the green zone, and if concerts are can enter free. (the input costs)
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  • This is a wonderful site for large and small, as it offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of the indigenous tribes who occupied our land for hundreds of years and that somehow helps us understand our roots. Since childhood I have visited it and therefore recommend it to everyone who comes to the city.
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  • The Museum is very clean, quiet, cool. Just missing that there is a person who go talking about all the exhibits inside the Museum.
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  • Very beautiful, organized and Nice on the hand and the dunciinarios.
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  • A place to meet who were excellent in jewelry, Quimbaya culture there find a complete exhibition of his work in different materials such as gold, copper, stone and others. Admission is free, there are some gois that may accompany the tours. It is worthwhile to also highlight the architecture of the place, which was national prize for architecture by the architect Rogelio Salmona.
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  • Small museum, but complete. Lead coins of the old ones to the cacilleros.
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