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 Simon Bolivar’s body was first laid to rest in a room on the second floor for public viewing, but has now been replaced by six flags representing the man and his ideals.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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Where to stay in Santa Marta

No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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  • Nice little museum in a really nice old house, I think I enjoyed the architecture of the museum almost the most about it. A bit too much to read, but interesting and everything in both Spanish and Eng...  more »
  • I left early because four different members of staff in different rooms were making me feel uncomfortable...Asking personal questions and just generally following me around and being creepy. But the m...  more »
  • A nice museum to encompass the history of the area - free to enter and well worth a visit. Spread over 2 floors and housed in the old Spanish colonial era customs house.  more »
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  • 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 of the gold Tairona Customs House is the new meeting point for culture in Santa Marta and a complement to the valuable cultural and educational work that offers the the library of the Banco de la República samarios.
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  • We liked this place because it is organized, relevant and above all interesting. I went with two very preguntonas girls who might have their answers due to the info next to each sample. It is a small jewel in Santa Marta, very small but perfect to learn specific things in the history of the city and to see pieces of silverware and ceramics of the first inhabitants of this area. It was fun.
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  • It's really very interesting, full of rich history. It's free and you can appreciate the fascinating work that the Indians did with the gold. He was also the House where he was the body of Simón Bolívar before being taken to Caracas.
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