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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  • One place has visit. This is it. For example the explanations on knowledge goldsmiths is remarkable. One wonders how could this escape to the barbarians and Hispanic sanguinaires. Fortunately for so many beauties. And can not to stop to ask. And everything they could take, and the weight in gold of the last Inca, how was it?
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  • Perfect evening. We passed and there are large rooms and several spaces in addition to rest. The collection of the master himself is notable, imp´impresionante. Several contemporary works.
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  • It is an interesting sample of pieces of gold of ancient civilizations. Place tidy and very well explained the exhibits. There are also guides
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  • What a lovely place to learn the history of Columbia and it's people as well as South America. 500 years BC, they mined gold and made ornaments. The documentation of the silver, gold and platinum is impressive. It takes two hours to really get to see all the exhibitions. The mornings are less busy and you get to enjoy without the crowds that start at around noon.
  • This museum is truly an amazing place. It is full of original gold pieces that were created centuries ago by native indigenous people. It is very nice to see how this people used and manipulated gold, platinum, silver and copper. There are also lots of interesting clay pieces complementing a unique set. I do not know for sure whether it happens every day or it was a special occasion, but an indigenous father and son on were giving talks on gold preservation and restoration, and indigenous culture and communication tools. Truly amazing.
  • It is simply an amazing place. It is big and has a lot of information about the gold and its history. There are also interactive videos that show you the process to do gold instruments or other things. I really recommend this place.
  • Interesting museum with an impressive display and an abundance of information. We spent just an hour hear as we're limited on time in Bogota. It was enjoyable for a flying visit but we could easily have spent longer exploring.
  • Awesome place with beautiful pieces and history. If you're English speaking, we recommend coming at 4pm for their free tour. Extremely knowledgeable and engaging.
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