Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), Bogota

4.6
#1 of 186 in Museums in Colombia
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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  • This museum located at the heart of the city shows to visitors the different works made with gold by the precolumbian tribes and nations living in Colombia. When you visit, the most valuable thing...  more »
  • I was in Bogotá for some days on business and went to visit this museum, I don't normally enjoy them and prefer outdoor atractions, but I was glad I entered and discover it  more »
  • Incredible collection of Colombian gold treasures of centuries, well presented and put into a global context - informative and astonishing. A must see for every Colombian traveler to better...  more »
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  • A must go Museum if your visiting Bogota! Great museum full of gold pieces made by the Natives a long time ago. You learn History of Latin America and you see their broad richness in gold and they’re expertise working with it! Bring 1-2 Hours Time to enjoy the Museum at least and learn this Latin-treasure.
  • Great experience. The museum makes an effort to emphasize how important these sculptures and creations are for Colombian and Pre-Hispanic history. The museum is laid out in a way that let you start with the simplest content, getting more complex as you advance. It is a very nice place and the staff is really polite and helpful. My visit took about 2hm hours and there are descriptions in English and Spanish. Tickets for adults are 4.000 pesos on any regular day, with free admission on Sundays. People over 60 and children under 12 also have free admission.
  • We very much enjoyed our time at the gold museum. Costs $4000 pesos to get in- additional for audio tours. I think it was laid out in a way that was a little hard to follow in terms of timeline and the workmanship. I wanted to be able to understand more of what characterizes different periods of gold work. I wasn’t sure whether I was looking at things chronologically or by topic. It was so great to have things in both English and Spanish for the most part.
  • Really nice museum. Just wish it had more information about the pieces. Also, make sure to take cash as they don’t take cards. Very strange! But prices are affordable and on Sundays is completely free. Worth a visit!
  • Went with a buddy of mine, was quite nice to see how people used gold back in the day. Its history molded into gold, what else could you ask for plus the price is not bad at all. You can pay more if you want to get a guided tour but if you just take your time to read the information on the expositions then there is no need for a tour guide.

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