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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), Bogota

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 8,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • In this museum you have the opportunity to "penetrate" the cultural history of the Colombian people. Are many artistic pieces produced with precious metals, mainly gold. Where the indigenous culture and the Colombian people in General can be seen also with audios of tribal rituals, etc. Very interesting!!!
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  • With countless pieces of pre-Columbian art, the Museum of gold is an excellent venue to visit if you are in other parts of the country, or if you are a world traveler.
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  • The museum hold a good introduction to the significance gold played in the indigenous Colombian people's lives and beliefs. The differences between the tribes isn't very big so the objects are very si...  read more »
  • Wonderful pre-Hispanic gold pieces. However after the first 2 floors the 3rd and 4th floors seem repetitive. Still worth seeing though!
  • Un museo hermoso.
  • Beautiful museum and very informative. We did this in a bit of a rush in about 45 minutes so we mainly saw the 3rd floor and parts of the 2nd floor. The collection beautiful, well presented and described in both English and Spanish. It is free on one day of the week but even otherwise it is very cheap.
  • Nice museum with a lot of informations and artefacts from the golden age of the native. The entrance was very cheap (around COP 4.000)
  • This is a very beautiful museum with a great storyline. There is a path which you follow through the museum. You begin with an introduction to metallurgy and which metals were used. Then to approximately 4000 years ago to the time the conquistadors ended the reign of the Indians. After that you will go to the spiritual and explanation about why certain items were used.
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