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

4.5
#2 of 7 in Museums in Magdalena Department
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 Simon Bolivar’s body was first laid to rest in a room on the second floor for public viewing, but has now been replaced by six flags representing the man and his ideals.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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  • A gold museum depicting Colombian history through the ages. Nice display of gold and the culture. An elevator would be helpful getting to the 2nd floor.  more »
  • It is a nice museo where you can see traditional elements used by natives of the Tairona Park, in different kind of materials: gold, copper or silver.  more »
  • This is called the Gold Museum but it’s for lots of other interesting stuff in it too. I happily spent a couple of hours on here - there’s the bit about gold, the history of Santa Marta and the...  more »
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  • Awesome FREE gold museum in Santa Marta. Gives you the history of the city, the indigenous people, Bolivar and of gold's role in in the area. Only need about 30 min to an hour to get the best out of it. Highly recommend, even if you're not a museum type.
  • The entrance It's free! They opened about 4 years ago. Two floors full of nice and organize rooms filled with some of Santa Marta and Colombia"s culture. Friendly stuff and the best, there's one little, cute and beautiful store with nice stuff to buy and remember your visit!
  • Good background info on the indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada and Tayrona National Park, and some gold on display too.
  • Great museum with a ton of information and history. Not everything was in English, which is our fault for not knowing Spanish in Colombia. The museum is free.
  • A beautiful museum housed in one of Santa Marta oldest colonial houses. It's free, modern and very instructive. Particularly enjoyed the animated movie retelling the voyages of European explorers who visited the Magdalena region - very didactic.
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