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. 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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  • Opened and sponsored by the Bank of the Republic in 1982, is a museum which houses a collection of pieces of gold and pottery of the early pre-Columbian civilizations, the highlight is for indigenous Zenú culture. It is located in the Plaza Bolivar and undeniable your educational and cultural contributions to the city and to visitors.
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  • A smaller brother of museum in Bogota. Still worth a visit. Plus amazing aircon will help you get away from the heat of Cartagena's street. And it's a free to enter.  more »
  • Admission is free. The acquis is very similar to the gold Museum in Bogota, but much smaller. But it's worth the visit!
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  • There are a number of amazing gold objects in this small museum and a bit of information about about the pre-Columbian peoples that made them. Entrance is free!
  • 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.
  • Fairly small, but free. So, the price is right.
  • Very cool artifacts on display that you can see quickly - it's free!