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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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  • If you like to know about culture and history is a place you can't miss. Is very cheap and the exhibition is interesting.  more »
  • Its a relatively small museum. Worth planning your trip to coincide with the English tours. They will pick one room and tour it for an hour. Excellent restaurant and coffee cafe in the basement. Free ...  more »
  • Words cannot describe the unique beauty of this museum. The history of El Dorado is engulfed in Colombia's pre-columbian history, tradition and culture, the Gold Museum offers. A Must visit while in B...  more »
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  • Excellent museum. Don't miss the free tours!! The tour generally takes about 1.5 hrs and starts on the hour. It will dramatically improve your experience, otherwise the museum is still amazing, but overwhelming.
  • 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
  • Excellent venue! A small, but huge musuem. Wonderful place, the use of space, the excellent educational material. Applause!
  • A great muse on Bogota, and free.Also free guided tour on English at 11. A fantastic place to wander around and marvel at the skill of pre-Columbian metallurgy.
  • Fascinating museum. This is definitely a must-go place when visiting Bogota.