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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bogota trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Worth knowing. Costs around 5000 pesos per adult input. Well organized and interesting. It took us about 45 minutes to get to know all of the Museum.
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  • Nice displays of artifacts. Interesting to find out why there were so easily conquered was due to not having many weapons because they were peaceful and used gold for religious reasons.  more »
  • At the height of the great museums, it is not very large but parts which exhibits are totally worth! It has guided tours and entertaining for children. Very well preserved.
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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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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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