Admire the largest collection of pre-Hispanic South American gold work in the world at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro). The collection contains 55,000 pieces, of which some 6,000 remain on permanent display, ranging from tiny, intricate jewelry, to large, elaborate sculptures. Alongside the gold treasures, see ancient pottery, carvings made from stone, shell, and wood, and textile handicrafts. Almost all exhibits feature Spanish and English information and descriptions. After browsing the museum, enjoy traditional Colombian food at the cafe, or look for a souvenir in the gift shop. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bogota trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
Tours to Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) Reviews
Natalia made the Museo del Oro in Bogota much more memorable. The museum itself is great, but Natalia adds to its allure. Natalia is an excellent storyteller and you can tell she is passionate about t... more »
We began our tour as most people by paying 8000 Columbian pesos. However, the cashier attempted to keep our change (2000) pesos. After beginning our tour on the second floor we noticed two men followi... more »
This museum is fascinating look at the uses of gold and other metals in Colombia and South America. Trace the history and see beautiful masks, nose rings and other artifacts from the indigenous peoples. The museum cover 4-5 floors and is very well laid out. There is a special sensory exhibit near the end of the self paced tour. It is a must see if you are in Bogota.
I was originally hesitant on going to this place but after doing the free walking tour and the reviews about how good it is I decided to give it a chance. I have to say it is definitely worth the money considering it's actually very cheap to get into this museum. The place is well organized and is in somewhat of a chronological order but it's definitely in order as to what parts of Colombia the gold came from and the people that made it.
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