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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  • As the name implies, only have gold, and a culture to learn the path of gold, and how at the time made the gold leaf!
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  • the place definitely recommendable, large amounts of very interesting products with gold and stopow gold, very beautiful and as made!!
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  • Very good exposure, creative ways to give to know the history and our ancestors, all the senses are involved very good research work, economic and easy access inlet.
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  • A quick little museum that would cost you about 2USD. Signage is in Spanish and in English and the fine pieces that are made out of gold are very fun to look at. It would take maybe only an hour or two if you were walking quickly through the museum. The top floor has a small interactive area for kids but it isn't that spectacular. After the walk through there's a small coffee shop on the bottom floor that has pretty good coffees and a small seating area to take a short break before taking on the city again.
  • We were lucky enough to meet a guide outside the museum who works part time at the weekends. Part-indigenous Misca, he provided a wealth of narrative and specialist knowledge that brought the museum to life. The fascinating and historic exhibits are so much more interesting with expert and enthusiastic guidance and I would highly recommend any English speakers to try and find a local guide as there is little English signage and it is not of a high standard. The exhibits themselves and the history behind them are fascinating if explained properly.
  • This is the most extensive, and informational museum about gold anywhere I have ever seen or read about. They have good pieces that are close to four thousand years old here. All displays are in English and Spanish which is very nice. The museum is huge... Four gigantic floors of information, displays, movies, etc. Absolutely mind blowing how they have preserved all of this. The museum is in the heart of LA Candelaria, and easy to find. Coffee shop on bottom floor has won many many awards, don't miss it.
  • Good museum where you can learn a lot about Colombian history and (of course) gold. It's doable in two hours but I would recommend more time... because it's worth it. Cafe and shop in ground floor, games and interactive on top floor. Bags can be left in storage free of charge. Air conditioned so bring change of clothes if you come in sweaty.
  • Amazing variety of artifacts , especially golden ones, of pre colonial times. Spend 1 - 2 hours here in not too crowded museum. Just 4000 COP entry. Good quality food and coffee/juices in the affordable restaurant.
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