Museo del Oro Zenu, Cartagena

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As far as gold museums in Colombia go, Museo del Oro Zenu would probably get the silver medal, but it still makes for an extremely worthwhile visit. Often labeled as a smaller version of Bogota's Museo del Oro, the museum places a strong emphasis on Colombia's indigenous Zenu culture and their use of gold in decorations and religious artifacts. The free museum also displays household items used by the Zenu people and explains how they utilized irrigation and flood-management systems to their advantage. Spend an hour wandering through the museum in air-conditioned bliss. Put Museo del Oro Zenu into our Cartagena sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Museum is kind of cute if u combine with the visit of the Museo del Oro of Bogotá that is much larger and where you can take a guided tour to learn a lot of cool thing!
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  • One of the few where you don't have to pay to enter. The only downside is that I don't have a lift, and that with a lap baby is more difficult. But we used to being a super old town and without a lot of accessibility. The Museum is very cool. Super well. Air conditioning on all sides, allowing visits in the hottest hours of the day. The visit is fast but very valid.
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  • Some exhibits, but no big deal. There are so many beautiful places to meet en Cartagena EU not worth wasting time with the Museo Del Oro.
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  • The museum is free and there are a ton of various golden artifacts to look at, from ancient jewelry to ceremonial items. There are a few guards standing watch but as long as you don't use flash you're free to take pictures.
  • Great to read about the history of Gold in Colombia. A great space to explore. Everything written in both English and Spanish.
  • Not as big as it's counterpart in Bogota but lovely little museum and it is free.
  • Small, but interesting. Worth a visit. Free entry.
  • Very interesting historical info and more pre-Columbian gold art than any other museum we've been to.

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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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