Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, Santa Marta District
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Discover the history of the Tayrona people and feast your eyes on a number of intriguing period artifacts at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana. The museum examines the culture, society, and technology of the Tayrona people, through exhibitions of gold artifacts and explanations of ingenious forging techniques. Keep an eye out for the scale model of Teyuna, the Lost City, as you enter the museum. Simon Bolivar’s body was first laid to rest in a room on the second floor for public viewing, but has now been replaced by six flags representing the man and his ideals. To visit Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and get the most from your holiday in Santa Marta, create itinerary details personal to you using our Santa Marta family vacation planner.
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  • Interesting explanations about indian culture and their gold pieces that reflect their culture. it is free. 
  • Don't miss this. The exhibits are well laid out with excellent explanations in both Spanish and English. We thought to spend a short time here but it took much longer. One of the best museums in Colom...  more »
  • There are very many things to see. This is a great example of history and explanation of artifacts and related items. Very good 
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  • You must visit! It is a a beautiful old house and my favourite museum in Santa Marta. It is my best recommendation for get to know local culture of the city. Entrance is free.
  • Lugar muy agradable
  • Fascinating history of this building. One of the first in the colonial era.
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  • Excellent place to learn about the culture indigenous tayrona and about our ancestors!
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  • From August 2014 reopened on the Santa Marta Customs House the Museum of the Tairona gold which had been temporarily located in the library of the Bank of the Republic, on the same Bolivar Park. It is one of the six museums of gold regional, exhibiting the prehispánico legacy of goldsmithing, ceramic that can see and enjoy the indigenous past of Colombia with the Bogotá.
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