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 Simon Bolivar’s body was first laid to rest in a room on the second floor for public viewing, but has now been replaced by six flags representing the man and his ideals.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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  • Located in an old house in the center of Santa Marta, the Museum has a collection of antique objects and pieces of gold of the indigenous community Tairona. The visit is short, the guards of the place are friendly and are responsible for guiding tourists through the exhibition rooms. The entrance to the Museum is free.
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  • It is a place for everyone in the city; the historical pieces are really beautiful, magical, cultural. Travel is made in two hours approximately, which also has guest reviews in English for foreigners.
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  • We toured the Museum, the history of the area is interesting, that day had a relative to native instruments talk was interesting, unfortunately that day a lot had heat what complicated the visit.
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  • 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..:)
  • 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.
  • The Museum houses a large collection of pre-Hispanic and colonial, as well as exhibition halls of Colombian artists. The Museum is in good condition and very well explained-House exhibition.
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