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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), Bogota

(4.6/5 based on 9,000+ 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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  • It has a wonderful story of the gold reserves that have countries of the formerly called Gran Colombia, especially from Colombia as areas where greater amount of gold and as the tribes and indigenous communities have worked throughout history in shaping gold through different shapes and objects. The gold was very used as clothing and as half of change (barter) by the communities and peoples Aboriginal.
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  • Many and very beautiful pieces. This museum is well worth visiting. The explanations are clear enough.
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  • This is a good (not great) museum. It has the most amazing artefacts and it's laid out quite well but I'm starting to think that such places need to raise their game to tell a story and hold our inter...  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.