Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), Bogota

4.6
#1 of 184 in Museums in Colombia
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.
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  • The taxi dropped us off at the front of the building, which was not the entrance, after walking around we found the entrance, it would seem the main entrance is shut, we went to pay, and was told...  more »
  • Make sure you go this museum. It was the highlight of our trip. It is free on Sundays, closed on Mondays.  more »
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  • Great place to learn about the different cultures of indigenous people that lived in the area throughout history! Very cool how they preserved so many items. You will see a lot of shiny gold! & get a glimpse of how they lived as a society.
  • A very large quantity of articles dating back maybe a thousand years. The intricate design of these pieces is amazing and they give info on each article in Eng.and Spanish. It gives you a view into how the people lived here years ago.
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