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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), Bogota

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Admire the largest collection of pre-Hispanic South American gold work in the world at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). The collection contains 55,000 pieces, of which some 6,000 remain on permanent display, ranging from tiny, intricate jewelry, to large, elaborate sculptures. Alongside the gold treasures, see ancient pottery, carvings made from stone, shell, and wood, and textile handicrafts. Almost all exhibits feature Spanish and English information and descriptions. After browsing the museum, enjoy traditional Colombian food at the cafe, or look for a souvenir in the gift shop. Using our custom trip planner, Bogota attractions like Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The gold Museum in Bogota is filled with wonderful pieces made by Indians. The place is ordered, the explanations which are written to accompany parts are concise and illustrative enough. I do not think that someone may remain indifferent to both art and skill that took those cultures.
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  • A solemn place, which you can not miss. The weight of the history of our peoples stands still above all the exposed gold. Excites the audiovisual brief (light and sound) listening to the shamans evoking the deep spiritual sense that gave to the gold.
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  • Go to Bogota and not visit it is like going to Rio for the first time and not go to the Corcovado. It's worth it! It's different, it's unusual, it's picturesque. For those who like history is also cool.
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  • Very impressive museum! It is incredible to see what people could do with gold thousands of years ago. They not only show the gold artifacts but also show you the process they used to make them. It is a must go place in Bogota!
  • Amazing place! A must-see if you come to Bogota! It is beautiful. A piece of art and history. Nice souvenirs shop! You must visit this place and arounds because of the gastronomy!
  • You must visit this museum in your trip to Bogota! You will be amazed discovering more on the life, rituals and handcrafting of the ancient inhabitants of today's Colombia. Free entrance on Sunday. Free guided tours in English and Spanish are offered every day several times.
  • Beautiful and peaceful museum. can be enjoyed even if you have time for only a brief visit, and the admission is less than $2.00 USD. Nice coffee shop too Be aware that Sundays are free, but much more crowded!
  • This place has a lot of stories about the history of the indigenous people which is really fascinating to me. If you like learning about indigenous culture and way of life, you'll love this museum.

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Where to stay in Bogota

Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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