Museo del Oro Zenu, Cartagena

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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. With our world travel planner, Cartagena attractions like Museo del Oro Zenu can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Museum worth knowing and having free admission. It has excellent parts and well explained information panels and videos. Excellent research work on the cultures that inhabited these territories. I asked for a meeting with the head of the Museum that I attended thousand wonders and I know more in detail the work of the Museum. Highly recommended visit since you can't go Cartagena without knowing the gold Museum.
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  • Enchanted with the charm and one more dose of history complements the journey to Cartagena, a city with its charm and history.
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  • Very nice Museum, but not so great with a variety of crafts and pieces that have much of our beginnings and the civilizations that settled on the Caribbean coast.
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  • Small, but great and for free, just in the old town center! Some great pre colombian artifacts just in the front of you! Ac inside is perfect in the middle of the hot day
  • Small-mid sized museum next to a city plaza. It displays and tells the story of the Spaniard's attempts to seize indigenous gold and relics while giving a good glimpse into the craftsmanship of the gold items, how climate affected the region, etc. Worth a stop. And its free and air-conditioned too.
  • Very cool artifacts on display that you can see quickly - it's free!
  • A beautiful place to learn about pre-colombian history and traditions.
  • Do not charge entry! Can learn a lot about the pre-Columbian culture and the art of Metallurgy in gold and alloy copper gold, etc.
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