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Museo del Oro Quimbaya, Armenia
Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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I spent more than two hours looking at the various exhiblits and taking over 100 photos of the various displays. Would recommend to all visitors to Armenia
I have been to the museum four times now, either alone or with friends and family. Always worth a visit. They have a new temporary exhibition of body paint relating to different ethnic groups in Colom... read more »
El museo tiene una arquitectura encantadora, sus rincones son apropiados para la lectura y el silencio. Las salas de exposición son hermosas y puedes conocer mucho sobre la orfebrería de los pueblos i... read more »The Museum has a charming architecture, its corners are appropriate for reading and silence. The exhibition rooms are beautiful and you can learn much about the Goldsmith of indigenous peoplesshow original
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Abdon Antonio Monje CortesVery beautiful, organized and Nice on the hand and the dunciinarios.show original
David MedinaA 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.show original
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MANUEL PANIAGUAMagnificent museums and exceptional facilities the Museum staff. My special gratitude for the magnificent didactic work being done by the Guide, in a very documented and pleasant way, shows us the wealth not only material, but also human and spiritual of the first settlers of a part of this beautiful country. It has been a pleasant experience. Congratulations.show original
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