Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, Santa Marta District

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 Simon Bolivar’s body was first laid to rest in a room on the second floor for public viewing, but has now been replaced by six flags representing the man and his ideals. Add Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and other attractions to your Santa Marta trip itinerary using our Santa Marta day trip site .
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  • Museum in the House where hosted Simón Bolivar. It is in works, but the building is beautiful. The first time that it was built in 1630. History lives there. Unmuseo interesting mu from the anthropological point of view also.
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  • A historic building where was Simón Bolívar, you can see some very interesting objects of gold and some found objects, also there are educational videos, a very nice to visit the essential place
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  • We were lucky enough to run into Manuel, a Tourist Guide, at the entrance of this free Museum. It is situated in a two story house called the Casa de la Aduana which is claimed to be the first buildin...  more »
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  • Free and interesting. Banco de la República does a very good job with the gold museums scattered in many cities of the country
  • Nice museum, not as rich as Bogota's of course, but it tells done interesting stories about the region. Admission free.
  • A wide variety of artifacts and a very cool history! It had history of the region and the house itself is the oldest in the country! Very cool!
  • Cool place to see some colombian history and hear about the early days of santa marta. And the admission is free
  • It's very informative and free of charge so if you don't get to read about everything in one visit you can always come back..pity they don't have a little cafeteria in the courtyard..:)

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