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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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TripAdvisor
  • My favorite attraction in Bogota. The collection is breathtaking and the site is well organized. Some of the articles are so pretty with a very rich story behind them. A must go. 
  • A great history of the role of gold as it affects Colombia. It's amazing to see the art that has been crafted with gold, and learn about the role that precious metals has played in Colombia's history....  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum. You can learn how ancient people produced metal artifacts, different technics, the various ways of metal extraction and so on. You can spend a hole day there. Also t...  more »
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  • Definitely not your run of the mill museum! Very interesting history of latin americas history, and the importance of gold and other natural elements throughout time. must see when in bogota
  • Expansive and informative museum that details the pre-spanish peoples of Colombia along with their customs, traditions and religion. There are so many pieces here, and much of the information is written in both Spanish and English. It's only 3,000 pesos ($1) for entry or free on Sundays.
  • Wonderful and affordable museum. Can get repetitive after a while. Lots to see in the museum and definitely worth checking out.
  • Wonderful pre-Hispanic gold pieces. However after the first 2 floors the 3rd and 4th floors seem repetitive. Still worth seeing though!
  • A must see for anyone remotely interested in the Colombian history and culture. An amazing experience, not only visual. If museums is your thing, add this one to your must-visit-list.