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

(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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 Simon Bolivar’s body was first laid to rest in a room on the second floor for public viewing, but has now been replaced by six flags representing the man and his ideals.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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  • This museum is one of the best researched and most informative museums that I visited on my trip so far. The Museum extends over two floors and provides information on the history, life, the different peoples and cultures of Magdalena. It used different media. The Museum is free and all texts have been translated into English. Very much recommended!
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  • Museo del Oro Tairona-Casa de la Aduana is a museum well worth visiting. It's interesting and educational structure and moderate in size and ambition.
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  • The entrance to the Museum is free. It has several rooms, with some open and others isolated lot of pieces of the Tairona and Neguanje culture. On the second floor there are a more didactic rooms illustrating activities in the region, natural and separate parts of the story of Simón Bolívar. They are currently doing renovations on the first floor, hopefully including a museum shop. Outside, next to this place there is a coffee Juan Valdes in a park to the shadow very pleasant.
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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.
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  • 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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