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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  • This was a fun little museum to walk through (and free!). Cool old gold pieces and some history about the area and people who once inhabited it.  more »
  • Another gem in the Walled City of Cartagena! The history and artifacts are fascinating to read and observe! A free, air conditioned venue...easy access while in the city! A small collection but very i...  more »
  • the craftmanship of these precolombian treasures is just incredible, and it is not just one masterpiece: necklaces, statues of gods, burial urnes.  more »
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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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